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A World Without Einstein

A World Without Einstein

by Robert L. Piccioni Ph.D.

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Most people know that Einstein was a great scientist, but many think his theories are so esoteric and purely academic that they have nothing to do with our daily lives.


In our technology-driven society, where even toothbrushes contain microcomputers, Einstein’s legacy is everywhere. This book explores the incredible degree to which we all rely on his discoveries.

This book was designed this book to be enjoyable and enlightening, for both those who love science, and those who fear physics and are allergic to math. Each chapter describes in plain English something Einstein discovered and shows why this discovery is important to you.

Some claim that if Einstein hadn’t made these discoveries, surely someone else would have…eventually. However, some of Einstein’s discoveries are so extraordinary that without his genius they might remain undiscovered today, even after 100 years.

So, what do we owe to Einstein? For starters, how about:
Solar cells
Cell phones
Laser printers
Nuclear weapons
Bar code scanners
Digital electronics
Inertial navigation
Laser range finding
MRI body scanners
Automatic door openers
Laser eye and heart surgery
Magnetically levitated trains
Digital cameras and video cameras
Internet and telephone communication
Our most powerful telescopes and microscopes
And, our understanding of our place in the cosmos
Not too shabby for just one guy.

The book also contains over 30 figures.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013041233
Publisher: Real Science Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Robert Piccioni has a B.S. in physics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in high energy physics from Stanford University. He was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at both the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Lab.
He is a public speaker, educator and expert on cosmology and Einstein's theories.

Dr. Piccioni has two other award winning science books: Everyone's Guide to Atoms, Einstein & the Universe, and Can Life be Merely an Accident?

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