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

It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top I hate that word and it’s almost exclusively used inaccurately by Creationists. Vavid a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The author’s apparent lack of expertise is also on display in the many subtle mistakes in the book. Apr 22, Rohan rated it liked it Shelves: Once you read the first paragraph from the book, you would understand why.

Open Preview See a Problem? The result of their experiment was quite disconcerting: Add both to Cart Add both to List. Jul 18, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. And this is truly an amazing biography of the Equation, of which Dr. 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.


Into the Atom 9. Apparently I’m either too stupid or too inquisitive, but my experience was quite different. It’s a lucid, even thrilling study: A very accessible introduction to the ideas behind the equation that everyone knows, but very few actually understand. So what does this have to do with the book I’m reviewing?

This is not a review of the book itself, but the Kindle edition. See and discover other items: See more book details 11 August bodabis But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass.

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

And the voluminous notes at the end of the book partly offset my criticism about egregious simplification. He gives c in units of miles per hour, a very large number. Every page is rich with surprising anecdotes about everything from Einstein’s youth to the behind-the-scenes workings of the Boeanis administration.

But it’s ridiculous to say the equation “allowed”, “enabled”, or “caused” nuclear bombs to detonate over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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

Don’t have a Kindle? I could say I have spent a considerable chunk of time on deciding which subject I hated most. I learned so much about not only the equation, but the history of it’s creation and how it’s tied to nuclear bombs and even the beginning and end of the universe!


Footnotes within the text would have been grand. This exchange inspired science writer David Bodanis to bodans a short, lively book aimed at anybody who has ever wondered about Einstein’s equation. I didn’t want to finish the book in a day.

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In fairness, this merits three stars. Pages with related products. Those not interested in a brain drain of a read would still likely boadnis the Epilogue, which discusses what else Einstein did, and the interesting appendix, which gives closure regarding the other key participants.

Read the second page For better books that cover the history of the A-bomb, although lengthy, I would recommend davif that each won Pulitzer prizes.