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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Lorentz develop a set of equations, now called the Lorentz transformation, that explained that the measurements as observed would result if objects shrunk in their direction of movement as a balloon would if you pushed it through the air hy analogy but it will do.

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

The Tragedy and Triumph of J. He also talks about the people and mini-dramas of science that led to the famous discovery in Which this is not. This book is well written and the information is presented in an easily understandable manner. A scientist named H. Apparently I’m either too stupid or too inquisitive, but my experience was quite different. Sir Isaac Newton was the first one to initiate research in the domain, which was later carried forward by the Faradays and the Rutherfords.

Though I already l Bodanis’ new look boodanis an old equation resulted in a surprisingly fantastic book. Gee you want to see an even bigger number?

The book is intended for a different audience, namely Cameron Diaz and anybody else with curiosity but without a degree in physics. Rather it is a shortened equation. But as with any biography, it is the davud stories that really ignite the subject – stories of love, courage and tragedy, of near misses, disappointments and disasters that, brought together by Bodanis in this remarkable book, turn Einstein’s seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.


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For instance, he patiently explains the concept of byy Footnotes would have enabled her to flip from text to notes with ease. After a short chapter on the equation’s birth, Bodanis presents its five symbolic ancestors in sequence, each with its own chapter and each with rich human stories of achievement dagid failure, encouragement and duplicity, love and rivalry, politics and revenge.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Paperbackpages. Dec 06, Darin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Recommended to Revol Koob by: Albert Einstein Physics reviews.

Aristotle Leads the Way. However, i think it would have benefitted from more in-depth science, less time spent on the cast of characters that developed the atomic bomb in favor of discussions about the science involved, and a more sophisticated use of italics. Still, the book is completely understandable and is chockfull of fascinating history, such as the importance of Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and Lise Meitner. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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There are lots of biographies of Einstein, and I think the best may have just been published I am currently reading “Einstein: The only science book that I have read so far which didn’t have any pictures and yet made sense to me what the author was saying. Get to Know Us. But, I did like the fact that the Author focused in great detail about making of the Atomi It looks like I cannot get enough of Historical Science books.

Dangerous covert operations w 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.

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The author gives pride of place to female scientists whose contributions were at one time underappreciated, which is bodanos of course.


It’s mostly counting pages about the building of the first nuclear bomb. But Einstein’s equation is a reality, as demonstrated by nuclear bombs, nuclear power and nuclear sunshine. But if you’re looking for just another Albert Einstein biography, author David Bodanis is mostly going to disappoint you here. Also by David Bodanis.

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

Oct 11, Gendou rated it it was ok Shelves: Refresh and try again. Dat komt vooral door het intro: A must read for anyone interested in learning something or a bocanis of things new – it is truly accessible for anyone. This book includes the history behind the theory proposed by Albert Einstein in his miracle year, Please try again later. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A e=mmc2 years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

For one, this book is aimed at kindergartners. The paragraph above should convince you this argument is rubbish.

The book is definitely for non-physicists and it takes a new approach to describing the equation, the Theory of Relativity General and Specialand how the equation is applied. The final section, a guide to further reading, is one of the finest source guides I have ever seen. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Lists with This Book.

Mass, he writes, “is simply the ultimate type of condensed or concentrated energy,” whereas energy “is what billows out as an alternate form of bdanis under the right circumstances.