E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation. David Bodanis, Author Walker & Company $25 (p) ISBN 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. Praise. ‚ÄúThis 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.

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Then I kept on reading and turning pages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An excellent Science manuscript which evolves by itself chapter by chapter to give rise to the most powerful equation ever discovered by mankind. Table Of Contents Preface Part 1: A keen kickboxer, he is a regular at Paragon Gym in Shoreditch, London, where he trains with champion kickboxing brothers, John and Stuart Lawson.

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 asplode real good.

Why plant them in the first place? Originally from Chicago, he received an undergraduate education in mathematics, physics and economics at the University of Chicago[1] AB At the very end of the book, there are fairly detailed notes, taking key sections further for readers interested in more mathematical or historical depth. This is the absolute opposite of the truth.

Full review to follow. He also talks about the people It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Having demystified the equation, Bodanis explains its science and brings it to life historically, making clear the astonishing array of discoveries and consequences it made possible.

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Einstein and the Equation 8. It was a team work spread over a period of two and half centuries. InAlbert Einstein produced five historic papers that shattered many cherished scientific beliefs.

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. Nov 29, Iwan rated it it was amazing. Some of the stories told in this book read like a novel. Apparently I’m either too stupid or too inquisitive, but my experience was quite different.

In principle, even very hard concep This is not a bad read, but it has some major flaws.

E=mc2 by David Bodanis

But it has some major flaws. I didn’t know I could know so much. This book contains a far little and juvenile scientific approach, which ‘might’ annoy certain people with a profound knowledge in Physics. Footnotes would have enabled her to flip from text to notes with ease. The same goes for mass m. He aims his book squarely at readers who have no mathematics, no physics and no chemistry whatsoever, and who are not expecting to pick up any here.

I am still searching for an answer. This books gives a detailed account on the birth, ancestry and adulthood of the equation. The book has its downsides. It looks like I cannot get enough of Historical Science books.

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It’s more like a biography of the eponymous equation, examining each term heck, even the equal sign in great detail and giving a thorough accounts of the history of each piece and the impact it I’m not quite sure why I keep going back to these history of science books, but I enjoy them.

I am having a 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”.

Everyone knows that a biography entails stories of the ancestors, childhood, adolescence and adulthood of your subjects.

This book is a bosanis laid out explanation of each part of the bidanis, its history, and its role in our universe. But if you’re looking for just another Albert Einstein biography, author David Bodanis is mostly going to disappoint you here. This is yet another book that surprised me.

For instance, he patiently explains the concept of squaring: I recommend this to any of my friends with the slightest bit of interest in physics.

You’ll feel much more informed when you finish it! In addition, it has motivated me to find out more of how this equation influenced history of World War II. Open Preview See a Problem?

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