‘David Bodanis attempts to expalin the meaning, beauty and implications of the most famous equation in physics. Thanks to his clarity, wit and enthusiasm. Praise. “This is not a physics book. It is a history of where the equation [E=mc2] came from and how it has changed the world. After a short. David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. Not only did it trace the ancestry of E=mc2, but it provided the best biography of women in the.

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Though I already loved Voltaire, I love him even more after reading this book.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bern Patent Office, Part 2: May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The only science book that I have read so far which didn’t have any pictures and yet made sense to me what the author was saying.

E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation

A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation [1] which was translated into 20 languages, and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for davis.

There are many types of energy, but they are all basically the same, so if you destroy some chemical energy then you must create an equal amount of energy in some other form. A History Just For Kids!

The author gives pride of place bldanis female scientists whose contributions were at one time underappreciated, which is laudable of course. This book is a collection of stories of different thinkers, from the medieval period to the detonations of nuclear bombs, and how they happened to do it, from our history books.


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In this book, the Author presents History and the impact of Einstein’s famous equation. It is easy on science and numbers–which is fine for me. But, it you would like something that takes a light-hearted approach to how the universe works, give it a try. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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Oct 29, Susan from MD rated it really liked it. To a large extent, it stands on its own. Alas, nothing in the preceding paragraphs or pages warrants these bold statements: The book even ends on an anti-intellectual tone, where it’s claimed Einstein was a “profit” bringing down knowledge from “on high”.

It’s all very thorough and very readable and I had no idea that there was so much that went into and came out of the fact that mass and energy are the same thing in two different forms.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I didn’t want to finish the book in a day. InAlbert Einstein produced five historic papers that shattered many cherished scientific beliefs. Mar 23, Aleisha Zolman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Having demystified the equation, Bodanis explains its science and brings it to life historically, making clear the astonishing array of discoveries and consequences it made possible.

A keen kickboxer, he is a regular at Paragon Gym in Shoreditch, London, where he trains with champion kickboxing brothers, John and Stuart Lawson. The moment I started thinking this way, it became clear how to go ahead. It was a team work spread over a period of two and half centuries.

Turned out to be of less scientific insight than I had hoped but was full of delightful historical factoids. Footnotes would have enabled her to flip from text to notes with ease. Table Of Contents Preface Part 1: The Nodanis of a Flawed Genius”.


E=mc² – David Bodanis

That makes this one all the more spectacular. I enjoyed it a great deal and felt I achieved a better understanding of the complex equation. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. This is yet another book that surprised me. Instead, Bodanis presents a rather unexpected dive into an equation, its origins, its meaning, and its consequences.

The Age of Entanglement. Bldanis this is cm2. So, even if the book would have been a drab which is far from the truth I would still have enjoyed it. A Piece of the Sun: View all 4 comments.

To be honest, this book was good, but not as I expected, that it bodans be awesome; as I was longing to lay my hands on this books for nearly an year until I found this in my usual bookstore. The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

Now, if you are looking for a “popular” book on physics that really gets into describing complex things for the somewhat informed masses, this book may not be for you. Einstein and the Equation 8. Mar 26, Jimmy rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Very Short Introduction. After an ddavid with Premier magazine, the Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz was asked if there was anything she wanted to know.