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I could say I have spent a considerable chunk of time on deciding which subject I hated most. A very large number of books providing simplified discussions of the theory of relativity – the origin of the equation – appeared in the ‘s. He also talks about the people It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top The book is a well written obdanis, and if you are interested in the history of science you will probably enjoy it. However, how anyone could learn any physics from this book remains beyond my comprehension.

I recommend this to any of my friends with the slightest bit of interest in physics. I now want to justify my bad opinion of the technical aspects of this book. Later on in the book the equation is used to explain such things as the scientific creation of earth, where stardust comes from and then on to black holes.

Goodreads helps you keep boadnis of books you want to read. I am still searching for an answer. The author explains the scientific concepts clearly, even for my less-scientific mind. So some of the threads felt like teasers leaving me with wanting to know more. He gives c in units of miles per hour, a very large number. But it’s ridiculous to say the equation “allowed”, “enabled”, or “caused” nuclear bombs to detonate over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

I am not new to being shamed in class for the right or the wrong reasons. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself.

Then it discusses some of the ramifications of his famous formula. Til the End of Time Then came another headache in the form of Physics in my junior college. It also broadly discusses the consequences of this development, with particular attention given to the race between the Nazis and the US to create the first nuclear bomb. This book is packed with the standard anecdotes relating to the equation, many of which will already be familiar to scientists.


Read reviews that mention speed of light famous equation atomic bomb david bodanis theory of relativity energy and mass lise meitner worlds most famous einstein famous black holes manhattan project easy to read mass and the speed high school great book heavy water guide to further reading special relativity cameron diaz well written. The fact that Einstein could relate mass and energy through the speed of light squared just by thinking about it and not doing any experiments, mostly makes him an interesting person.

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. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in just about anything. It is easy on science and numbers–which is fine for me. InAlbert Einstein produced five historic papers that shattered many cherished scientific beliefs.

But it has some major flaws. To most readers they contain just a mass of odd diagrams — those little trains or rocketships or flashlights that are utterly mystifying.

In the theoretical physical world there is no very small or very large anything.

The book is good and the enthusiasm of the author is palpable. Somehow I am not surprised no historian of science ever thought of this before. Then I kept on reading and turning pages. Don’t have a Kindle?

It’s very readable, assumes little prior knowledge and does a great job of exploring the meaning of each element of the equation – what are E, m and c?

But this is not a criticism. Science writer Bodanis makes it a lot more clear. He uses really poor analogies to try and describe the physics to the layperson instead of just explaining the physics like it is. Into the Atom boodanis. In bodahis, it has motivated me to find out more of how this bodabis influenced hi I am having a hard time not being impressed with myself because this is the second book in the “hard” scientific realm that I have just adored the first being “A Short History of Everything”.


It should be possible to write a book that explains the science without simplifying to the point of misleading. To a large extent, it stands on its own. From a scientific standpoint, the most memorable chapters were the one where Bodanis explains in subatomic detail exactly how the d dropped on Hiroshima wrought its horrific damage, and the one where he explains how the universe will end.

Author of several books, he is an ideas consultant to corporations and organizations worldwide. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For example, E represents energy, and by physicists concluded that energy is conserved.

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

So not written for a PhD engineer. See more book details 11 August Want to Read Currently Reading Read. E is for Energy 3. Going by the cover I was taken back to my nightmares during secondary education and junior college.

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E=mc2 by David Bodanis

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 bodanix, btw, can be accessed by anyone of his students. Another book which blended History with science was ‘Cosmos’.

Whether you are interested in boodanis basic explanation of a complicated theory, have a fascination with physics and would like to know more, or would like to go beyond your high school physics knowledge, this book is likely to fit your need.