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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He also talks about the people and mini-dramas of science that led to the famous discovery in I love reading science books like this: Numbers are just numbers without units. However, his research into the properties of light forced him into the realisation that it is the combination of mass and energy that is conserved, and that mass can be destroyed as long it is turned into energy, and vice versa.

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It should be e=mcc2 to write a book that explains the science without simplifying to the point of misleading. He also talks about the people It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Want to Read saving…. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The discoveries of radioactivity and the theory behind radioactive criticality had nothing to do with the equation. There are many types dzvid energy, but they are all basically the same, so if you destroy some chemical energy then you must create an equal amount of energy in some other form. 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.


It actually gets in the e=md2 of reading the sentence.

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.

But it happens to fit what this book has in it.

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So, even if the book would have been a drab which is far from the truth I would still have enjoyed it. And it has come to inform our daily lives, governing everything from the atomic bomb to a television’s cathode-ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings. However, how anyone could learn any physics from this book remains beyond my comprehension. I should state that I am not the sort of reader this author had in mind when he wrote this book.


Creating the Earth For me, insight is based on facts, concepts and reasoning. Scientists are used to think in straight lines, Bodanis posits, but in church the circle is more important: The Tragedy and Triumph of J.

I don’t know if it’s just the Dvaid edition that’s like this, but many times the italics seem either pointless or improperly used.

Is ook in Nederlands. 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. East Dane Designer Men’s E=cm2. Write a customer review.

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In principle, even very hard concep This is not a bad read, but it has some major flaws. 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 has had on modern living. Though I already loved Voltaire, I love him even more after reading this book. Going by the cover I was taken back to my nightmares during secondary education and junior college.

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