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. “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.
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Mar 10, Philip Mills rated it it was amazing.
I read one page An excellent Science manuscript which evolves by itself chapter by chapter to give rise to the most powerful equation ever discovered by mankind.
Each time I read that the equation “made” something possible, or that something happened as “a result of” the equation, I wanted to stab out my eyes with an ice pick. There is also no math on the book beyond the profound equation itself which was disappointing. How the hell am Davic supposed to know what this book is even about? The Early Years 7. Views Read Bpdanis View history. Having read several books on similar topics, I found this to be a fun and interesting approach. This book is a well laid out explanation of each part of the equation, its history, and its role in our universe.
The moment I started thinking this way, it became clear how davvid go ahead. However, I am confident that I could explain the basics of this kc2 after reading this book. Inspired by Your Browsing History. In principle, even very hard concepts can be explained in simple terms, but it takes a very talented and patient author to do this well.
The way of writing followed in this book by linking scientists and different timelines together is something of a marvel. Another book which r History with science was ‘Cosmos’.
To most readers they contain just a mass of odd diagrams — those little trains or rocketships or flashlights that are utterly mystifying. The same goes for mass m. Oct 29, Susan from MD rated it really liked it.
But even more significantly, its power stretches far out into the universe: Definitely a good read. He daavid a little at times, and perhaps judges Werner Heisenberg a little more harshly than necessary, but it’s still an outstanding book in a very crowded genre. Bringing two different areas, which I kc2 from head till toe, together.
Want to Read saving…. In his early twenties he moved to Paris, where daavid began his career as a foreign correspondent for the International Herald Tribune. This is extremely disruptive to the flow of a book which requires some level of concentration to read and annoyed me to no end. So not written for a PhD engineer. I really felt the equation could have been explained in much more exciting way than the Author did.
I learned that this equation has a rich history of drama, war, and power. View all 7 comments. When not slumped in front of a laptop, he has been known to attempt kickboxing, with highly variable results.
If you made it this daviid down my review, you earned this confession: The book even ends on an anti-intellectual tone, where it’s claimed Einstein was a “profit” bringing down knowledge from “on high”. It should be possible to write a book that explains the science without simplifying to the point of misleading. Are you wondering what BS am I talking?
For example, he says that GPS satellites need a “relativistic fix” because the satellites are “traveling so fast”. There may be relevant discussion on the talk page.
E=mc2 by David Bodanis | : Books
In this book, the Author presents History and the impact of Einstein’s famous equation. Footnotes would have enabled her to flip from text to notes with ease.
But it has some major flaws. The book is a well written biography, and if you are interested in the history of science you will probably enjoy it. But because there was a person of interest for me in the class and being mocked in front of that person was jc2 dent in the mischievous plan that I am weaving. So, even if the book would have been a drab which is far from the truth I would still have enjoyed it.