‘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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David Bodanis

A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie bodanos. 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.

But that dealt with astrophysics mainly.

But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite. The Early Years 7. Ik las de vertaling een jaar of tien geleden maar krijg weer zin om het te herlezen.

It provides comprehensive historical background, spiced up with a lot of little known facts about people, whose work eventually contribu Looking at other reviews of this book it’s apparent that it allowed many of its readers to finally understand the famous equation. He uses really poor analogies to try and describe the physics to the layperson instead of just explaining the physics like it is.

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

But that’s ignoring the larger, 45 microsecond delay due to general relativity from the Earth’s gravity well! In this book, David Bodanis writes the “biography” of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history–that the realms of energy and matter are inescapably linked–and, through his skill as a writer and teacher, he turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic human ee and an uncommonly good story.


It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Stay in Touch Sign up. So, even if the book would have been a drab which is far from the truth I would still have enjoyed it. Why don’t you find it out for yourself? Once you read the first paragraph from the book, you would understand why.

View all 7 comments. Such half-wrong analogies are worse than useless because it later takes time to cure the lay reader bodania the resulting misconceptions. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. Bodanis made a match out of ‘History’ and ‘Science’. Sir Isaac Newton was the first one to initiate research in the domain, which was later carried forward by the Faradays and the Rutherfords. This godanis is packed with the standard anecdotes relating to the equation, many of which will already be familiar to scientists.

The book even ends on an anti-intellectual tone, where it’s claimed Einstein was a “profit” bringing down knowledge from “on high”. The Constants of Nature. The Scientist as Davie. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you’re into war history, you may like this book. I learned that this equation has a rich bodanks of drama, war, and power. Creating the Earth 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.


Full review to follow. But because there was a person of interest for me in the class and being mocked in front of that person was a dent in the mischievous plan that I am weaving. Which this is jc2. Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids.

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

Recommended to Revol Koob by: History has always been a constant thorn in my life. A very accessible introduction to the ideas behind the equation that everyone knows, but very few actually understand. Topics Science and nature books. Books are divided mx2 categories and are each given a paragraph of explanation designed to help the reader ascertain if they are a good fit for their reading list. Jun 02, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: It is bursting with stories that are seldom heard in the textbooks–making it easy and fun read.