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Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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Synopsis:

Having the advantage of knowing Einstein personally during the last nine years of his life and having access to some of his 50,000 pages of letters and science papers, the author fills many gaps about what we know of Einstein's life. It deals with his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. Also depicts the state of physics at the turn of the century and how Einstein transformed the field.

Synopsis:

2005 has been designated "World Year of Physics" to celebrate the publication of Einstein's Theory of Relativity one hundred years ago. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Oxford University Press brings Abraham Pais' major work on Einstein's life and work to a whole new generation of readers.

Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had complete access to the Einstein Archives and the invaluable guidance of the late Helen Dukas--formerly Einstein's private secretary

Written with Pais' intimate and incomparable knowledge of Einstein, Subtle is the Lord will delight and inspire anyone fascinated by the man whose revolutionary ideas have defined modern physics.

About the Author

The late Abraham Pais ws Detlev W. Bronk Professor at the Rockefeller University and winner of the J.R. Oppenheimer Memorial Prize for 1979.

Table of Contents

Introductory

Statistical Physics

Relativity, the Special Theory

Relativity, the General Theory

The Later Journey

The Quantum Theory

Journey's End

Appendices

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192806727
Foreword:
Penrose, Roger
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Foreword by:
Penrose, Roger
Foreword:
Penrose, Roger
Author:
null, Abraham
Author:
Pais, Abraham
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle,
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Subject:
Physics -- History.
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle, & Astrophysics
Subject:
Physics-Relativity Theory
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line illus., 16 halftones
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9 x 1.2 in 1.813 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Having the advantage of knowing Einstein personally during the last nine years of his life and having access to some of his 50,000 pages of letters and science papers, the author fills many gaps about what we know of Einstein's life. It deals with his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. Also depicts the state of physics at the turn of the century and how Einstein transformed the field.
"Synopsis" by , 2005 has been designated "World Year of Physics" to celebrate the publication of Einstein's Theory of Relativity one hundred years ago. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Oxford University Press brings Abraham Pais' major work on Einstein's life and work to a whole new generation of readers.

Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had complete access to the Einstein Archives and the invaluable guidance of the late Helen Dukas--formerly Einstein's private secretary

Written with Pais' intimate and incomparable knowledge of Einstein, Subtle is the Lord will delight and inspire anyone fascinated by the man whose revolutionary ideas have defined modern physics.

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