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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Emc2 A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Author: David Bodanis
Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews-this "little masterpiece"* sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world. — "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 chapter on the equation's birth, Bodanis presents its five ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425181645
ISBN-10: 0425181642
Publication Date: 10/9/2001
Pages: 352
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3.6 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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What I read was interesting and informative, but he starts by saying he wants to get away from biographies of the physicists and do a biography of the equation, then proceeds to flesh out the biography of Einstein, Farraday, Lavoisier, and later Oppenheimer.
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What a wonderful book for those of us who want to understand the equation but do not want to take a phyics course to do it. The author gives a informative back round of the beginnings of the concept to the ongoing understanding of it. Great read.
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