Curious Facts

Ed Leaver

July 4 1776

# 1 Albert Einstein

 $\phantom{\rule{1.00em}{0ex}}E=m{c}^{2}$ ()
(1)

 $\phantom{\rule{1.00em}{0ex}}{E}_{e}+{E}_{\phi }=h\nu$ ()
(2)

Equation 1 is arguably Einsteins most famous result. But it is his use of Planck's equation in the form 2 for which he received the Nobel Prize, explaining the photo-electric effect. Here is an inline math example: $E\Psi =H\Psi$ -- all else is bunk!

# 2 Einstein and Planck

verbatim: E = mc^2


 $\phantom{\rule{1.00em}{0ex}}E=m{c}^{2}$ ()
(3)

verbatim:
E_{electron} + E_{\phi} = h\nu


 $\phantom{\rule{1.00em}{0ex}}{E}_{electron}+{E}_{\phi }=h\nu$ ()
(4)

Equation 3 is arguably Einsteins most famous result. But it is his interpretation of Planck's equation 4 for which he received the Nobel Prize, explaining the photo-electric effect.

Ed Leaver 2012-07-31