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&# 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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The next sections follow the “life” of the equation from its early days through current applications – from discussions of space-time to the atomic bomb to black holes to a mention of the unifying theory.

I’m definitely going to have to read more David Bodanis publications! And the voluminous notes at the end of the book partly offset my criticism about egregious simplification. How the hell am I supposed to know what this book is even about?

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E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation – David Bodanis – Google Books

But it also gave me many amazing details of certain discoveries. I realized there could be a different approach.


Berkley Publishing Group; 1st edition October 1, Language: Of course the gist is valid but it would have been nice to see a little more consideration here given to the origins of the equation. There is also no math on the book beyond the profound equation itself which was disappointing. But we limit its use mainly to couples. Customers who bought this item also bought. What also makes him an e=cm2 person is also quoted as saying that if he had known his equation would have been used for such destruction davjd the atomic bomb that he would not have lifted one finger to write it.

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The little book of genius

Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein’s formulation ofwhich came into the world as something of an afterthought. It turns out that this simple equation is a lot more interesting than it first looks.

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I didn’t feel like he had a firm grasp of the physics. Jun 02, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: A very entertaining read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Buy or borrow English if that’s your best language translation’s of Einstein’s original papers.


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

Davvid it Forward Read it first. I learned that this equation has a rich history of drama, war, and power. David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

E=mc² – David Bodanis

Numbers are just numbers without units. The format chosen is an interesting one. This book includes the history behind the theory proposed by Albert Einstein in his miracle year, Refresh and try again. I could say I have spent a considerable chunk of time on deciding which subject I hated most. Louis Post-Dispatch “‘The equation that changed everything’ is familiar to even the most physics-challenged, but it remains a fuzzy abstraction to most.

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Somehow I am not surprised no historian of science ever thought of this before. Oct 01, Pages Buy. This book should be considered a fine source of such information. E is for Energy 3.