‘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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Even though I’m familiar with a good deal of the content, and have read about it in a great deal more depth elsewhere, it’s great to review such a complicated set of ideas in a new way and the premise a chapter for each component of the equation is really fun.

I finished it within three days and I was left wondering why the author had to bring the book to an end. A Very Short Introduction. When a book has such a strong hold on me the entire time I am reading it and beyond, it is such a gift. 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.

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There are plenty of books that try to explain it, but who can honestly say they understand them? I realized there could be a different approach.

I give this book 3. Would you like us to take another look at this review? And the voluminous notes at the end of the book partly offset my criticism about egregious simplification. Refresh and try again. The author writes like an outsider looking in. I’m not quite sure why I keep going back to these history of science books, but I enjoy them.


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Such h This book is not what’s advertised. It’s a lucid, even thrilling study: Mr Bodanis does not rise to the challenge. I’m hard pressed to think of a subject that would include French aristocrats getting beheaded over the construction of a wall, Madam Curie’s radioactive cookbooks, high-brow academic bickering, and detailed discussions of how make uranium atoms bodanjs real good.

David Bodanis deserves a high five for this compilation.

A History Just For Kids! Without the equation for instance there would have been no atomic bomb, no lasers, no Internet and no science of black holes. My favorite part was something that actually sounds more like the final level in some World War II video game than a physics textbook: Those who are true novices to physics-or lack interest in pursuing the equation beyond the basics-can read the front half of the book and walk away far more knowledgeable than they were when they picked it up.

This exchange inspired science writer David Bodanis to write a short, lively book aimed at anybody who has ever wondered about Einstein’s equation.

Footnotes would have enabled her to flip from text to notes with ease. A Force of Nature: The stories along the way are as much about passion, love and revenge, as they are about cool scientific discovery. But that dealt with astrophysics mainly. A Concise Statement By Prof. I am of the opinion that the image is enticing and engaging, and I hope it will attract rather than repel potential readers. History has always been a constant thorn in my life.

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

The Einstein Theory Of Relativity: Return to Book Page. It turns out that this simple equation is a lot more interesting than it first looks. This book is not what’s advertised.


bodnis This is not a bad read, but it has some major flaws. Through all their stories — as well as highlights from Newton, Heisenberg and other researchers — the meaning of each part of the equation becomes clear. It looks like I cannot get enough of Historical Science books.

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Passions of a Physicist. This is where Einstein enters the book at some length: Any concept more difficult than this he is afraid to tackle, so most of what we get are dxvid generalizations, egregious simplifications, rough approximations, not-very-apt similes and repetitions.

May 20, Care rated it really liked it Shelves: Though I already loved Voltaire, I love him even more after reading this book.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. The Early Years 7. Albert Einstein was instrume This book includes the history behind the theory proposed by Albert Einstein in his miracle year, View all 7 comments. Typically, mass is happy being mass, so sheets davif paper do not spontaneously explode with enough power to wipe out a city. Full review to follow. Balancing writerly energy and scholarly weight, Bodanis offers a primer in modern physics and cosmology, explaining that the universe today is an expression of mass that will, in some vastly distant future, one day slide back to the energy side of the equation, replacing the “dominion of matter” with “a great stillness”–a vision that is at once lovely and profoundly frightening.

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