‘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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However, how anyone could learn any physics from this book remains beyond my comprehension. A Sense of the Mysterious. The author writes like an outsider looking in. This was a very satisfactory book. It had such an impressively daunting title that I couldn’t have explained except that it has something to do with Einstein. A must read for anyone interested in learning something or a lot of things new – it is truly accessible for anyone.

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

I shrugged, but everyone else in the room — architects, two programmers, and even one historian my wife! The Constants of Nature. Dxvid X-rays to Quarks. This book is packed with the standard anecdotes relating to the equation, many of which will already be familiar to scientists. The Einstein Theory Of Relativity: I love reading science books like this: Going by the cover I was taken back to my nightmares during secondary education and junior college.

I am having bodaniss hard time not being impressed with myself because this is the second book in the “hard” scientific realm that I have just adored the first being “A Short History of Everything”.


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

The Early Years 7. Aug 05, Jamie rated it it was amazing.

So not written for a PhD engineer. A History Just For Kids! Lists with This Book. What Else Einstein Did Appendix: For instance, he patiently explains the concept of squaring: Science writer Bodanis makes it a lot more clear.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Alas, nothing in the preceding paragraphs or pages warrants these bold statements: It is here that I have a bone to pick. Table Of Contents Preface Part 1: Introduction A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine.

E=mc² – David Bodanis

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. The word ‘Biography’ is truly made meaningful in this book. It is bursting with stories that are seldom heard in the textbooks–making it easy and fun read. The hard-core readers can find number-crunching equations on the book’s bocanis.

The book is intended for a different audience, namely Cameron Diaz and anybody else with curiosity but without a degree in physics. Mr Bodanis does not rise to the challenge.

Now, if you are looking for a “popular” book on physics that really gets into describing complex things for the somewhat informed masses, this book may not be for you. I have to thank Cameroon Diaz from the bottom of my heart. A move to the South of France followed, and he then split his time between France and London, combining writing with stints as a science presenter on s ITV show, the Wide Awake Club. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Bodanis was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois, and read mathematics, physics and history at the University of Chicago. Full review to follow. Each time I read that the equation “made” something possible, or that something happened as “a result of” the equation, I wanted to stab out my eyes with an ice pick.

This is where Einstein enters the book at some length: But we limit bodains use mainly to couples. So if you find this in a yard sale, go ahead, spend a few cents, it is worth a read. Read it Forward Read it first. Til the End of Time Generations have grown up knowing that equation changed the shape of our world, but without understanding what it really means and why it is so significant. Sun in a Bottle. Bodanis made a match out of ‘History’ and ‘Science’.

Definitely a good read. Het leukste populair wetenschappelijke boeken dat ik ken. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Bodanis tops 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. For better books that cover the history of the A-bomb, although lengthy, I would recommend two that each won Pulitzer prizes.

While I don’t agree with some of his conclusions in later chapters, he does make you think.

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