‘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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Any concept more difficult than this he is afraid to tackle, so most davod what we get are broad generalizations, egregious simplifications, rough approximations, not-very-apt similes and repetitions. Apparently I’m either too stupid or too inquisitive, but my experience was quite different.
E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
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. 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.
Sure, it’s “born” whenever the person invents it, but equations can’t exactly grow up, marry and die, at least not in the way living things can.
A Tale of Seven Elements. This book is well written and the information is presented in an easily understandable manner. Recommended to rabbitprincess by: The book is definitely for non-physicists and it takes a new approach to describing the equation, ravid Theory of Relativity General and Specialand how the equation is applied.
This books gives a detailed account on the birth, ancestry and adulthood of the equation. Building the H Bomb.
Those not interested in a brain drain of a read would still likely read the Epilogue, which discusses what else Einstein did, and the interesting appendix, which gives closure regarding the other key participants. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
The little book of genius
I’ll say it – biographies are generally a bore, so you would think that a biography about a physics equation would be worse than televised Bingo. He also talks about the people It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Check date values in: The Tragedy and Triumph of J. For me, insight is based on facts, concepts and reasoning.
Bodanis’ new look at an old equation resulted in a surprisingly fantastic book. It is neither a biography of Einstein, although we do learn something about him along the way, nor is it an explanation of all his work, although we do encounter a little general relativity at the end of the book.
E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
As a side note, a member of our group tried to read the e-reader version. But even more significantly, its power stretches far out into the universe: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation  which was translated into 20 languages, and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Go Review That Book! This is extremely disruptive to the flow of a book which requires some level of concentration to read and annoyed me to no end.
E=mc2 by David Bodanis
Just a moment while we sign boddanis in to your Bodains account. Bringing two different areas, which I hate from head till toe, together. It is bursting with stories that are seldom heard in the textbooks–making it easy and fun read. See more book details 11 August It’s mostly counting pages about the building of the first nuclear bomb. Since it’s the thesis of the book, this poor philosophy is repeated throughout the book.
Aug 05, Jamie rated it it was amazing. Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold. Lists with This Book. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass.