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‘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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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It is about an equation.

Why plant them in the first place? For instance, he patiently explains the concept of squaring: Alas, nothing in the preceding paragraphs or pages warrants these bold statements: These stories continue to stay with me and haunt godanis, taking up a lot of real estate in my brain.

The discoveries of radioactivity and the theory behind radioactive criticality had nothing to do with the equation.

E=mc² – David Bodanis

But because there was a person of interest for me in the class and being davkd in front of that person was a dent in the mischievous plan that I am weaving. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Given that it focuses on the people as well as the equation, and does not get to into the tech-y aspects of the physics and math behind the equation, it has more of a gossipy quality to it.


Item s unavailable for purchase. Lists with This Book. He has been a popular speaker at TED conferences and at Davos. This book includes the history behind the theory proposed by Albert Einstein in his miracle year, It may need editing to conform to Wikipedia’s neutral bodani of view policy.

Are bodabis wondering what BS am I talking? As a side note, a member of our group tried to read the e-reader version. Typically, mass is happy being mass, so sheets of paper do not spontaneously explode with enough power to wipe out a city. And the voluminous notes at the end of the book partly offset bodznis criticism about egregious simplification.

The Einstein Theory Of Relativity: Whether you are interested in a basic explanation of a complicated theory, have a fascination with physics and would like to know more, or would like to go beyond your high school physics knowledge, this book is likely to fit your need. The Quest for Fusion Energy.

But rather than write about the professor, Bodanis discusses each of the five elements of the equation. Apr 22, Rohan rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. After a brief introduction to the time and place in which Einstein generated the paper which introduce the theory to the scientific world, Bodanis goes on to break down the equation and discuss each of its parts separately.


Where this book suffers is that the author is not a great storyteller and there are very few quotes in the book. I hate that word and it’s almost exclusively used inaccurately by Creationists.

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

The author explains the scie Excellent book! Quiet in the Midday Snow Part 4: Oct 29, Susan from MD rated it really liked it. But pretty quickly after this great discovery his interests shifted to other topics; his personal story fades from the book, and instead we pick up with other physicists: 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.

Apparently I’m either too stupid or too inquisitive, but my experience was quite different.

I am not new to being shamed in class for the right or the dzvid reasons. He also talks about the people and mini-dramas of science that led to the famous discovery in Einstein and the Equation 8.