‘David Bodanis attempts to expalin the meaning, beauty and implications of the most famous equation in physics. Thanks to his clarity, wit and enthusiasm. 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 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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But if you’re looking for just another Albert Einstein biography, author David Bodanis is mostly going to disappoint you here.

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The book is set up as a biography, so it goes through the history behind the pieces of the equation–even the equals sign! Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Bodajis.

Another book which blended History with science was ‘Cosmos’. It’s claimed, over and over again, that the bombs dropped on Japan were somehow due to the equation.

The Einstein Theory Of Relativity: If you made it this far down my review, you earned this confession: This book is well written and the information is presented in an easily understandable manner. Recommended to Revol Koob by: A must read for anyone interested in learning something or a lot of things new – it is truly accessible for anyone.

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Looking at other reviews of this book it’s apparent that it allowed many of its readers to finally understand the famous equation. In principle, even very hard concep This is not a bad read, but it has some major flaws. The Early Years 7.


Any concept more difficult than this he is afraid to tackle, so most of what we get are broad generalizations, egregious simplifications, rough approximations, not-very-apt similes and repetitions.

Then he pointed at a few of us and made us sweat in shame by asking if we have ever gone through his library collection which, btw, can be accessed by anyone of his students. You’ll feel much more informed when you finish it! I give this book 3. As a student, Einstein had learnt that energy and mass are both conserved, one of the great axioms of physics. It should be possible to write a book that explains the science without simplifying to the point of misleading.

He aims his book squarely at readers who have no mathematics, no physics and dacid chemistry whatsoever, and who are not expecting to pick up any here. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. The only science book that I have read so far which didn’t have any pictures and yet made sense to me what the author was saying. David Bodanis Davis, [1] Personal Website. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Some of the stories told in this book read like a novel.

Through all their stories — as well as highlights from Newton, Heisenberg and other researchers — the meaning of each part of the equation becomes clear. Albert Einstein Physics reviews. Bodanis’ new look at an old equation resulted in a surprisingly fantastic book.

I am still searching for an answer. There are lots of biographies of Einstein, and I think the best may have just been published I am currently reading “Einstein: For better books that cover the history of the A-bomb, although lengthy, I would recommend two that each won Pulitzer prizes.

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

Finally, I rarely mention covers in reviews, but in this case it is exceptionally striking: Quiet in the Midday Snow Part 4: The word ‘Biography’ is truly made meaningful in this book. In this fascinating biography David Bodanis tells the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history. A Force of Nature: Without focusing on a small number of historical persons and giving them credit for advances that were not theirs Without making some seem more like mystics than scientists or intellectuals.


Oct 04, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: When a book has such a strong hold on me the entire time I am reading it and beyond, it is such a gift. He also talks about the people It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Het leukste populair wetenschappelijke boeken dat ik ken. In this book, the Author presents History and the impact of Einstein’s famous equation.

Retrieved from ” https: Bern Patent Office, Part 2: Want to Read saving…. And that branch of physics is something that I wish that I majored in. Since it’s the thesis of the book, this poor philosophy is repeated bodxnis the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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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.