David Bodanis studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and in 1988 became a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony's College in Oxford, England. From 1991-97, he lectured at the University of Oxford, designing the university's main survey of social science methods. Most of the content of this book is history, history of the developments of various physical concepts (mass, energy, etc) and history of the results of recognition of the energy-producing potential of manipulating radioactive substances (atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, etc). The history as presented is fairly reasonable.
E mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, a 2001 book by David Bodanis. E MC2" (poem), a 1961 poem by Rosser Reeves. E MC2", a 1946 poem by Morris Bishop. EMC2 (disambiguation). This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title formed as a letter-number combination.
Originally from Chicago, he received an undergraduate education in mathematics, physics and economics at the University of Chicago (AB 1977). He lived in France for ten years from his early twenties and has since been based in London.
David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. Mass, he writes, "is simply the ultimate type of condensed or concentrated energy," whereas energy E mc²
David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. Mass, he writes, "is simply the ultimate type of condensed or concentrated energy," whereas energy E mc². Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein's formulation of 1905, which came into the world as something of an afterthought. David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation.
In this book, David Bodanis writes the "biography" of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history-that the .
Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means, why it was so significant, and how it informs our daily lives today-governing, as it does, everything from the atomic bomb to a television's cathode ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings.
When E mc2 was born in 1905 Albert Einstein was unsure of what he had accomplished. In fact, he had done nothing less than open the door to the inner structure of the universe.
In this book, David Bodanis writes the biography of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history-that the . To most readers they contain just a mass of odd diagrams-those little trains or rocketships or flashlights that are utterly mystifying.
A while ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. Even firsthand instruction doesn't always help, as Chaim Weizmann found when he took a long.
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