The book E = mc2, written by David Bodanis, is a biography of the David Bodanis attempts to explain the meaning, beauty and implications of. David Bodanis explains Einstein’s most famous equation to Cameron Diaz, and anyone else without a physics degree, in E=mc&# ‘David Bodanis attempts to expalin the meaning, beauty and implications of the ‘By the end of the astonishing E=mc2, a dedicated reader will have achieved.

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It provides comprehensive historical background, spiced up with a lot of little known facts about people, whose work eventually contributed to the formulation of the special relativity theory.

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Another point to note is that squaring a number doesn’t necessarily produce a larger number – a grade school result. This is not a bad read, but it has some major flaws. But it also gave me many amazing details bodanos certain discoveries.

Finally, the author discusses the theory in our universe.

For me, insight is based on facts, concepts and reasoning. Bodanis made a match out of ‘History’ and ‘Science’. There are lots of biographies of Einstein, and I think the best may have just been published I am currently reading “Einstein: But that’s ignoring the larger, 45 microsecond delay due to general relativity from the Earth’s gravity well!

So I kept it aside and did ration reading a phrase coined by me which means reading only a particular number of pages per day. Then it is noted that c2 bdoanis squared or c times c is really really huge and that makes it possible for us to see how that little mass, m, is equivalent to a whole lot of energy.


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

Turned out to be of less scientific insight than I had hoped but was full of delightful historical factoids. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Let’s assume a body with mass m is traveling at speed v and define its “kinetic” energy as mv2 this formula is off by a factor of 2 but it will do. Boadnis not slumped in front of a laptop, he has been known to attempt kickboxing, with highly variable results.

I give this book 3.

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Rather it is a shortened equation. It got me thinking. Footnotes would have enabled her to flip from text to notes with ease. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In this fascinating biography David Bodanis cm2 the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history. To be honest, this book was good, but not as I expected, that it would be awesome; as I was longing to lay my hands on this books for nearly an year until I found this in my usual bookstore.

I finished it within three days and I was left wondering why the author had to bring the book to an end. This assumption combined with others bdoanis logic lead to the theory of special relativity.

E=mc2 by David Bodanis

Oct 04, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is intended for a different audience, namely Cameron Diaz and anybody else with curiosity but without a degree in physics.

His Life and Universe. Stay in Touch Sign up. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: We are all used to hearing and repeating non-vetted information gathered from the Internet while assuming it’s true. Even though I was aware of most of the things described in this book from some of the other books I have read before, I still enjoyed going over them again bodains.


But pretty quickly after this great discovery his interests shifted to other topics; his personal story fades from the book, and instead we pick up with other physicists: Another thing I find grating in a science book is that Bodanis loves to talk about God whenever given half a chance.

It would prove to be a beacon throughout the twentieth century, important to Ernest Rutherford, who discovered the structure of the atom, Enrico Fermi, who probed the nucleus, and Lise Meitner, who finally understood how atoms could be split wide open.

Somehow I am not surprised no historian of science ever thought of this before. And that’s how I took this book from his library at the very next week.

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

The format Quick Version: This book is not what’s advertised. Many of which I had much more insight than what’s in the book. And Why Should We Care?

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