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‘The Science of TV’s the Big Bang Theory’ educates as it entertains

A science book inspired by fictional scientists

4:00pm, June 28, 2015

The Science of TV's the Big Bang Theory
Dave Zobel
ECW Press, $17.95

Math, science, history — science writer Dave Zobel  unravels the mysteries in The Science of TV’s the Big Bang Theory.

Some of the show’s main characters, five scientists and an engineer, are known for spouting dialogue brimming with technical jargon. As Zobel points out, Sheldon, Leonard and the gang sometimes bungle the science a bit. But for the most part, the characters seem to know what they’re talking about. Zobel mines the show’s scripts for science references and then plunges readers into the nuts and bolts of everything from particle physics to potato electricity.

The result is like a mash-up of a megafan’s guide to The Big Bang Theory and David

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