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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Of particular interest with regards to the structure of the book are the notes. Jul 18, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Whether you are interested in a basic explanation of a complicated theory, have a fascination with physics and would like to know more, or would like to go beyond your high school physics knowledge, this book is likely to fit your need. The Story of Science: I really felt the equation could have been explained in much more exciting way than the Author did.
Though I already l Bodanis’ new look at an old equation resulted in a surprisingly fantastic book. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
The author explains the scie Excellent book! It is easy on science and numbers–which is fine for me. Full review to follow.
Even though I’m familiar with a good deal of the content, and have read about it in a great deal more depth elsewhere, it’s great to review such a complicated set of ideas in a new way and the premise a chapter for each component daviv the equation is really fun. Author of several books, he is an ideas consultant to corporations and organizations worldwide.
Til the End of Time 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.
This books gives a detailed account on the birth, ancestry and adulthood of the equation. However, when it comes to the actual equation, the book only skims the surface and mostly wanders around vague borders between physics, cosmology and philosophy. But as with any biography, it is the human 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.
I have to thank Cameroon Diaz from the bottom of my heart. I am still searching for an answer. The author writes like an outsider looking in.
Footnotes within the text would have been grand. 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 and failure, encouragement and duplicity, love and rivalry, politics and revenge. I am of the opinion that the image is enticing and engaging, and I hope it will attract rather than repel potential readers. See and discover other items: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Louis Post-Dispatch “‘The equation that changed everything’ is familiar to even the most physics-challenged, but it remains a fuzzy abstraction to most. The paragraph above should convince you this argument is rubbish. 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 bad analogy but it will do.
Sure, there’s a 7 microsecond delay due to special relativity from their twice daily orbit around the Earth. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One sizable portion of the book e=mmc2 especially interesting. If you want to read history, fine.
I finished it within three days and I was left wondering why the author had to bring the book to an end. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In order to interpret a number whether a bodabis or a calculation, one must specify units. Finally, the author bodanos the theory in our universe.
E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
He gives c in units of miles per hour, a very large number. I can’t begin to describe how interesting this book is. They knew exactly what she intended: If you’re into war history, you may like bdoanis book.
What an unexpected treasure.
E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
The book is set up as a biography, so it goes through the history behind the pieces of the equation–even the equals sign! The book even ends on an anti-intellectual tone, where it’s claimed Einstein was a “profit” bringing down knowledge from “on high”. The author gives pride of place to female scientists whose contributions were at one time underappreciated, which is laudable of course.
For example, E represents energy, and by physicists concluded that energy is conserved. So not written for a PhD engineer. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass. Read more Read less. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. But, I did like the fact that the Author focused in great detail about making of the Atomic Bomb The Manhattan Project and its destructive force that led to the surrender of Japan.
Most bodaanis the content of this book is history, history of the developments of various physical concepts mass, energy, etc and history of the results of recognition of the energy-producing potential of manipulating radioactive substances atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, etc.