Why Does E=mc2?

Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 4/17/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, April 17, 2011
Let's see if that nice Dr. Cox can explain the inexplicable and frankly the mystical end of science fact...in a way that Hawking couldn't!

(28/06) ...erm, not quite. It must be me but some of this seems deliberately obscure and the maths too complicated for the layman. Of course it could be just me who didn't have the concentration and desire to really absorb it? I've come across some of this before, from that nice Mr Hawking, but here we have not just the 'specific' but also the 'general' theories of relativity, spacetime (flat and warped), the conservation of momentum and energy, and very little else that I truly grasped :(

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/13/2011 UTC) at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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This is one for the scientifically-minded I think? Taking along to today's bookcrossing meet-up to share

Journal Entry 3 by abitstormyout at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, August 14, 2011
Caught at the Ipswich Meet!

Journal Entry 4 by abitstormyout at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (11/12/2011 UTC) at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Releasing at Coffee Lonk right now!

Journal Entry 5 by 666Izzy at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, November 12, 2011
Caught at the Ipswich meet because I thought it looked interesting. Not sure now I've read BookGroupMan's review....

Journal Entry 6 by 666Izzy at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, February 18, 2012
This book is very disappointing and, as BookGroupMan suggests seems deliberately obscure. However, in my opinion, the maths is the main part that is deliberately obscure. Equations are presented, then manipulated and a conclusion drawn from the manipulated result without the manipulation being clearly explained. When I did maths, I was taught to show all of my steps and, had Misters Cox and Forshaw followed this advice, then a lot of the maths would have been easy to follow. This lack of clarity reaches its zenith on page 175, when the "master equation" is presented with no explanation for any of the terms in it. The following two chapters then discuss the equation without actually showing which elements of the equation are being discussed. The authors also chose to take a couple of childish swipes at religion, while expounding the beauty of physics and, in particular, Einstein's equations in a manner that would not be amiss in a the pulpit of a church!

Journal Entry 7 by 666Izzy at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (3/10/2012 UTC) at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Taken to the Ipswich Meeting.

Local BookCrossers meet, from noon on the second Saturday of every month, at Coffee Link, on Neptune Quay. Why not come along and join us? We're easy to spot - we're the people sitting round a table covered in books!

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