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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E=mc² – David Bodanis

English Choose e=m2 language for shopping. A very large number of books providing simplified discussions of the theory of relativity – the origin of the equation – appeared davie the ‘s. But it happens to fit what this book has in it.

The book strikes just the right balance between physics lessons don’t worry, there’s no math and explaining the scientific achievements leading up to and following in the wake of the equation’s discovery. For me, insight is based on facts, concepts and reasoning. Want to Read saving…. Numbers are just numbers without units. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


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I give this book 3. The book even ends on an anti-intellectual tone, where it’s bodais Einstein was a “profit” bringing down knowledge from “on high”. Don’t have a Kindle?

I learned that this equation has a rich history of drama, war, and power. In bodxnis opinion this is mostly a history book, just like one could expect from its subtitle “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!

He initially tries to give a decent historical account of how the equation came about. 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. Still, the book is completely understandable and is chockfull of fascinating history, such as the importance of Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and Lise Meitner.

A very accessible introduction to the ideas behind the equation that everyone knows, but very few actually understand.

The Early Years 7. The discoveries of radioactivity and bodnais theory behind radioactive criticality had nothing to do with the equation. Get to Know Us. Once you read the first paragraph from the ny, you would understand why. They are very much easier to read and comprehend then all of this simplified gibberish, at least the first few pages are. For better books that cover the history of the A-bomb, although lengthy, I would recommend two that each won Pulitzer prizes.


Read it and find out. Through all their stories — as well as highlights from Newton, Heisenberg and other researchers — the meaning of each part of the equation becomes clear. But please note that both E’s represent the same amount of energy but in different units. This is the absolute opposite of the truth. To see what your friends thought boadnis this book, please sign up.

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

I hate that word and it’s almost exclusively used inaccurately by Creationists. Einstein and the Equation 8. But, it you would like something that takes a light-hearted approach to how the universe works, give it a try. The result of their experiment was quite disconcerting: Also by David Bodanis.