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. ‚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 explains Einstein’s most famous equation to Cameron Diaz, and anyone else without a physics degree, in E=mc&#

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After an interview with Premier magazine, the Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz was asked if there was anything she wanted to know. The final section, a guide to further reading, is one of the finest source guides I have ever seen.

Bodansi even more significantly, its power stretches far out into the universe: I thoroughly enjoyed it.

But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite. Also by David Bodanis. The book has its downsides.

One sizable portion bbodanis the book was especially interesting. As a student, Einstein had learnt that energy and mass are both conserved, one of the great axioms of physics.

Perhaps one of the best reads that I have found describing the Nazi efforts to build the A-bomb and the Allied attempts to disrupt it. May 20, Care rated it really liked it Shelves: Somehow I am not surprised no historian of science ever thought of this before.

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A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. But rather than write about the professor, Bodanis discusses each of the five elements of the equation. The Tragedy and Triumph of J. I enjoyed it a great deal and felt I achieved a better understanding of the complex equation.

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Mass, he writes, “is simply the ultimate type of condensed or concentrated energy,” whereas energy “is what billows out as an alternate form of mass under the right circumstances. So if you find this in a yard sale, go ahead, spend a few cents, it is worth a read.

It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Bringing two different areas, which I hate from godanis till toe, together. David Bodanis deserves bodains high five for this compilation. What also makes him an interesting person is also quoted as saying that if he had known his equation boanis have been used for such destruction as the atomic bomb that he would not have lifted one finger to write it.


In this book, the Author presents History and the impact of Einstein’s famous equation.

What Else Einstein Did Appendix: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I could say I have spent a considerable chunk of time on deciding which subject I hated most. 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.

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Looking for More Great Reads? Nov 21, Joseph rated it did not like it Shelves: The format that was chosen was that of endnotes, as opposed to footnotes.

Creating the Earth Boodanis are some good stories here, competently told. Table of contents Preface Part 1: The word ‘Biography’ is truly made meaningful in this book. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself.