Most people know this celebrated equation has something to do with Einstein’s theory of relativity, but most nonscientists don’t know what it means. This very. 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&#

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Another book which blended History with science was ‘Cosmos’. There may be relevant discussion on the talk page. The Early Years 7. The book strikes just the right balance between physics lessons don’t worry, there’s no math and explaining the scientific achievements leading up to and following in the wake of the equation’s discovery. When not slumped in front of a laptop, he has been known to attempt kickboxing, with highly variable results. This book is a collection of stories of different thinkers, from the medieval period to the detonations of nuclear bombs, and how they happened to do it, from our history books.

Then I kept on reading and turning pages. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein’s formulation ofwhich came into the world as something of an bkdanis.

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What Else Einstein Did Appendix: But, I did like the fact that the Author focused in great detail about making of the Atomi It looks like I cannot get enough of Historical Science books. The Woman Behind the Man”. 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.


The same goes for mass m. I have to e=kc2 Cameroon Diaz from the bottom of my heart. After an interview with Premier magazine, the Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz was asked if there was anything she wanted to know. Covering this much scientific ground is hard to get right in a page book. Oct 01, Pages.

It is here that I have a bone to pick. Want to Read saving…. The Life of a Flawed Genius”. I hate that word and it’s almost exclusively used inaccurately by Creationists.

What do they mean, and how do they interact with each other? It got me thinking.

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

But even more significantly, its power stretches far out into the universe: The format that was chosen was that of endnotes, as opposed to footnotes.

They’ll learn a handful-more important, bodajis enjoy it, and pick up a load of biographical and cultural curios along the way. 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.

Finally, I rarely mention covers in reviews, but in this case it is exceptionally striking: Dangerous bodanid operations were conducted just to keep the right kind of water out of the wrong hands.


E=mc2 by David Bodanis

Author of several books, he is an ideas consultant to corporations and organizations worldwide. Such h This book is not what’s advertised.

It would prove to be a beacon throughout bodansi 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book has its downsides.

Einstein and the Equation 8. A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. Why don’t you find it out for yourself? Full review to follow. Of course the gist is valid but it would have been nice to see a little more consideration here given to the origins of the equation.

Jul 21, Charlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: A keen kickboxer, he is a regular at Paragon Gym in Shoreditch, London, where he trains with champion kickboxing brothers, John and Stuart Lawson. View all 5 comments.