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.
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.
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.
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:
Bar code scanners
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.