Most people know this celebrated equation has something to do with Einstein’s theory of relativity, but most nonscientists don’t know what it means. This very. 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 explains Einstein’s most famous equation to Cameron Diaz, and anyone else without a physics degree, in E=mc&#
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There is also no math on the book beyond the profound equation itself which was disappointing.
E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
This book is a well laid out explanation of each part of the equation, its history, and its role in our universe. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions A very entertaining read.
But if you’re looking for just another Albert Einstein biography, author David Bodanis is mostly going to disappoint you here. Into the Atom 9. Oct 01, Pages.
E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
This was a very satisfactory book. It got me thinking.
They’ll learn a handful-more important, they’ll enjoy it, and pick up =emc2 load of biographical and cultural curios along the way. Mr Bodanis does not rise to the challenge. Such h This book is not what’s advertised. So some of the threads felt like teasers leaving me with wanting to know more. Apr 22, Rohan rated it liked it Shelves: The first section takes each of the components of the equation and gives a brief history, often by way of a scientist who worked on that bodsnis component.
Description Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews–this “little masterpiece” sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world. Then I kept on reading and bodaniz pages. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Dec 06, Darin rated it it was amazing Shelves: He wanders a little at times, and perhaps judges Werner Heisenberg a little more harshly than necessary, but it’s still an outstanding book in a very crowded genre.
A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not d=mc2 the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself.
A must read for anyone interested in learning something or a lot of things new – it is truly accessible for anyone. It looks like I cannot get enough of Historical Science books. Through all their stories — as well as highlights from Newton, Heisenberg and other researchers — the meaning of each part of the equation becomes clear.
Bodanis was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois, and read mathematics, physics and history at the University of Chicago. Finally, I rarely mention covers in reviews, but in this case it is exceptionally striking: Full review to follow. Table of contents Preface Part 1: I love reading science books like this: There may be relevant discussion on the talk page. American science writers Living people People from Chicago. I realized there could be a different approach.
Finally, the author discusses the theory in our universe. Without the equation for instance there would have been no atomic bomb, no lasers, no Internet and no science of black holes. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Review quote “This is e=m2c a physics book. My favorite part was something that actually sounds more like the final level in some World War II video game than a physics textbook: These stories continue to stay with me and haunt me, taking up a bodania of real estate in my brain. However, when it comes to the actual equation, the book only skims the surface and mostly wanders around vague borders between physics, cosmology and philosophy.
Everyone knows that a biography entails stories of the ancestors, childhood, adolescence and adulthood of your subjects. Creating the Earth It’s mostly counting pages about the building of the first nuclear bomb. Oct 29, Susan from MD rated it really liked it.
As a student, Einstein had learnt that energy and mass are both conserved, one of the great axioms of physics. E is for Energy 3. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Many of which I had much more insight than what’s in the book. Bodanis emc2 off his two leveled read with one final feat-he has a website to which he directs the serious student for further, more in depth, study.
In the eighteenth century, it was observed that burning wood in oxygen resulted in ash, smoke and carbon dioxide, but these had the same combined mass as the initial materials.
An excellent Science manuscript which evolves by itself chapter by chapter to give rise to the most powerful equation ever discovered by mankind.
But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass. Without focusing on a small number of historical persons and giving them credit for advances that were not theirs Without making some seem more like mystics than sc I should state that I am not the sort e=,c2 reader this bodaniw had in mind when he wrote this book.
The book strikes just the right balance between physics lessons don’t worry, there’s no math and explaining the scientific achievements leading up to and following in the wake of the equation’s discovery.
He has two children by a previous marriage. He also talks about the people and mini-dramas of science that led to the famous discovery in