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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We are experiencing technical difficulties. View all 4 comments. It’s probably also the best brief history of the Manhattan Project. Physics is accessible to anyone who is interested enough to spend the time and energy it takes to learn.

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.

Finally, I rarely mention covers in reviews, but in this case it is exceptionally striking: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Given that it focuses on the people as well as the equation, and does not get to into the tech-y aspects of the physics and math behind the equation, it has more of a gossipy quality to it. After an interview with Premier magazine, the Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz was asked if there was anything she wanted to know. And encourage your children to read it too.

But rather than write about the professor, Bodanis discusses each of the five elements of the equation. To a large extent, it stands on its own.

These stories continue to stay with me and haunt me, taking up a lot of real estate in my brain. What Else Dvaid Did Appendix: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


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

There are plenty of books that try to explain it, but who can honestly say they understand them? This book is well written and the information is presented in an easily understandable manner. Then came another headache in the form of Physics in my junior college.

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. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

This book is a collection of stories of different thinkers, from the medieval period to the detonations of nuclear bombs, and how they happened to do it, from our history books. And this is truly an amazing biography of the Equation, of which Dr. Readers meet not only famous scientists at their best and worst but also such famous and infamous dxvid as Voltaire and Marat The format chosen is an interesting one.

And Why Should We Care? Nodanis better books that cover the history of the A-bomb, although lengthy, I would recommend two that each won Pulitzer prizes. This is where Einstein enters the book at some length: 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.

Those who are true novices to physics-or lack interest in pursuing the equation beyond the basics-can read the front half of the book and walk away far more knowledgeable than they were when they picked it up.

Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Without sliding into easy psychobiography, Bodanis explores other circumstances as well; namely, Einstein’s background and character, which combined with a sterling intelligence to afford him an idiosyncratic view of the way things work–a view that would change the world.


If I have one complaint, it’s that I would have preferred a chronological treatment of energy, mass, and the speed of light, not a treatment in that order. I’m not quite sure why I keep going back to these history of science books, but I enjoy them.

I am of the opinion that the image is enticing and engaging, and I hope it will attract rather than repel potential readers. Some of the stories told in this book read like a novel.

Read the second page But this hit me where it was supposed to hit not because he opened my eyes on how precious little I have read.

E=mc² – David Bodanis

Bringing two different areas, which I hate from head till toe, together. This book is packed with the standard anecdotes relating to the equation, many of which will already be familiar to scientists. If you made it this far down my review, you earned this confession: It also broadly discusses the consequences of this development, with particular attention given to the race between the Nazis and the US to create the first nuclear bomb.