‘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. ‚ÄúThis 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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David Bodanis Website, [1] Personal Website. The Woman Behind the Man”. It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Jun 02, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Then I kept on reading and turning pages.

He also talks about the people and mini-dramas of science that led to the famous discovery in No one raised their hands not at all a surprise. A History Just For Kids! If you made it this far down my review, you earned this confession: But, I did like dwvid 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.


Bodanis writes well and does as good a job of visualising and explaining some pretty abstract concepts. This book contains a far little and juvenile scientific approach, which ‘might’ annoy certain people with a profound knowledge in Physics.

See more book details 11 August This book includes the history behind the theory proposed by Albert Einstein in his miracle year, Before long I read half of the book.

Mar 23, Aleisha Zolman rated it it was amazing Shelves: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Are you wondering bodaanis BS am I talking?

Without sliding into easy psychobiography, Bodanis explores other circumstances as well; namely, Einstein’s background and character, which combined with a sterling intelligence to afford him an idiosyncratic view of the way things work–a view that would change the world.

The book is a well written biography, and if you are interested in the history of science you will probably enjoy it. If you would like to know more details and are not afraid of either the odd equation or in depth descriptionsBodanis suggests that you read the notes, where he has taken things a bit further.

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It won’t do much for the hardcor A very accessible introduction to the ideas behind the equation that everyone knows, but very few actually understand. Jul 18, Anna rated it it was dzvid Shelves: But, it you would like something that takes a light-hearted approach to how the universe works, give it a try.


What Else Einstein Did Appendix: And then, years later 7 years to be precisecame a normal day in my PG course a week or so back. This is not a bad read, but it has some major flaws. D Bodies and Quantum Cats.

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

At the very end of the book, there are fairly detailed notes, taking key sections further for readers interested in more mathematical or historical depth. It is bursting with stories that are seldom heard in the textbooks–making it daivd and fun read.

That makes this one all the more spectacular.

History has always been a constant thorn in my life. It won’t do much for the hardcore physics fan, but the layperson or casual science fan will enjoy the read and may even make some surprising discoveries along the way.