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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Published October 1st by Berkley Trade first published Books by David Bodanis. I don’t know if it’s just the Kindle edition that’s like this, but many times the italics seem either pointless or improperly used.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. For example, E represents energy, and by physicists concluded that energy is conserved.
And some concepts are not easy, bodaniss some sophisticated reasoning is sometimes necessary to “get” a difficult theory. As I implied in beginning of this review, I don’t know if the author is knowledgeable and got caught up in trying to dumb bodaniss subject down or bodajis he doesn’t have a clue. Stay in Touch Sign up. 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.
In this book, the Author presents History and the impact of Einstein’s famous equation. Aristotle Leads the Way.
Bringing two different areas, which I hate from head till toe, together. Get to Know Us. Physics is accessible to anyone who is interested enough to spend the time and energy it takes to learn.
But if you’re looking for just another Albert Einstein biography, author David Bodanis is mostly going to bodannis you here. How the hell am I supposed to know what this book is even about?
E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
Bern Patent Office, Part 2: Bodanis’ new look at an old equation resulted in a surprisingly fantastic book. A very large number of books providing simplified discussions of the theory of relativity – the origin of the equation – appeared in the ‘s.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. A similar image was used to promote the recent science and arts festival, Creating Sparks, and was criticised by some who thought it trivialised Einstein. 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 nodanis has had on modern living.
In order to interpret a number whether a measurement or a calculation, one must specify units.
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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”. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Oct 11, Gendou rated it it was ok Shelves: A customer at work: So what does this have to do with the book I’m reviewing? Doesn’t it stand to reason that a world-class genius might be able to write a compelling, well organized presentation of ideas that they are bt familiar with?
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The Story of Science: 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.
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