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Einstein's Big Idea (2005)

E=mc² (original title)
This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes ... See full summary »

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This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic fields; Antoine Lavoisier's discovery that mass is never lost; and Emilie du Chatelet's demonstration that Newton's calculation of the velocity of a falling object was incorrect. By 1905, the miracle year where the publication Einstein's four physics papers changed over 200 years of scientific fundamentals, all of this came together with his now famous equation. Afterwards, Lise Meisner's work on uranium let to her conclusion that splitting an atom would release large amounts of energy. Written by garykmcd

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I found e=mc2 to be a good documentary
19 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be the most informative and delightful documentary I have seen in years. It shows how man knew of lightning, discovered the nature of electricity. How magnetism had been known for centuries and then that the two separate forces were brought together as one through brilliant experiments.

Later light is found to be of the same properties of electricity and magnetism. Other, more elemental discoveries, would prove to be instrumental to help Einstein bring all of this together to figure out the mechanics of how the sub-molecular forces which allow everything in existence to thrive.

Without one piece of this puzzle, people would have never have been able to realize how things work.

This is the first report as to how to we came to understand the Universe and utilize its properties.


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