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Collected Papers of Albert Einstein #06: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 6: The Berlin Years: Writings, 1914-1917. (English Translation Supplement)

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This volume opens in spring 1914 when Einstein takes up a research professorship at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin and closes with the collapse of the German Empire four and one-half years later. A good portion of the documentation, which comprises more than 750 letters, has only recently been discovered by the editors. The letters touch on all aspects of Einstein's activities and shed new light on his inner life, while enriching our understanding of his published papers, presented in volumes 6 and 7 of this series.<P>The breakup of his first marriage and the divorce are presented here for the first time in all their complexity. New material shows Einstein's evolving political consciousness in light of the war. The scientific correspondence documents Einstein's struggle to find satisfactory field equations for his new gravitational theory, the general theory of relativity, and his continued discussion with many leading physicists and mathematicians about the implications and further development of the theory.

Synopsis:

Every document in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein appears in the language in which it was written, and this supplementary paperback volume presents the English translations of all non-English materials. This translation does not include notes or annotation of the documentary volume and is not intended for use without the original language documentary edition which provides the extensive editorial commentary necessary for a full historical and scientific understanding of the documents.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Foreword ix

Translator's Preface xi

Selected Documents

1. "On the Principle of Relativity," 26 April 1914 "Vom Relativatäts-Prinzip" Vossische Zeitung, 26 April 1914 3

2. "Covariance Properties of the Field Equations of the Theory of Gravitation Based on the Generalized Theory of Relativity," 29 May 1914 "Kovarianzeigenschaften der Feldgleichungen der auf die verallgemeinerte Relativitätstheorie gegründeten Gravitationstheorie Zeitschrift fur Mathematik und Physik 63 (1914) 6

3. "Inaugural Lecture," 2 July 1914 "Antrittsrede" Königlich Preu&szlig;ische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin) Sitzungsberichte (1914) 16

5. "Contributions to Quantum Theory," 24 July 1914 "Beiträge zur Quantentheorie" Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen 16 (1914) 20

8. "Manifesto to the Europeans" (with G. F. Nicolai and F. W. Förster), mid-October 1914 "Aufruf an die Europläer" 28

9. "The Formal Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity," 29 October 1914 "Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" Königlich Preu&szlig;ische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin) Sitzungsberichte (1914) 30

14. "Experimental Proof of the Existence of Ampère's Molecular Currents" (with Wander J. de Haas), 23 April 1915 Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam. Section of Sciences. Proceedings 18 (1915-16) (see documentary edition for English version) 86

18. "Response to a Paper by M. von Laue: 'A Theorem in Probability Calculus and Its Application to Radiation Theory'," 24 June 1915 "Antwort auf eine Abhandlung M. v. Laues 'Ein Satz der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und seine Anwendung auf die Strahlungstheorie'" Annalen der Physik 47 (1915) 88

20. "My Opinion on the War," 23 October-11 November 1915 "Meine Meinung über den Krieg" 96

21. "On the General Theory of Relativity," 4 November 1915 98 "Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1915) 98

22. "On the General Theory of Relativity (Addendum)," 11 November 1915 "Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (Nachtrag)" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1915) 108

23. "Comment on Our Paper: 'Experimental Proof of Ampere's Molecular Currents"' (with Wander J. de Haas), 15 November 1915 "Notiz zu unserer Arbeit 'Experimenteller Nachweis der Ampèreschen Molekularströme'" Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen 17 (1915) 111

24. "Explanation of the Perihelion Motion of Mercury from the General Theory of Relativity," 18 November 1915 "Erklärung der Perihelbewegung des Merkur aus der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1915) 112

25. "The Field Equations of Gravitation," 25 November 1915 "Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1915) 117

26. "On the Theory of Tetrode and Sackur for the Entropy Constant," ca. 14 January 1916 "Zur Tetrode-Sakkur'schen Theorie der Entropie-Konstante" 121

27. "A New Formal Interpretation of Maxwell's Field Equations of Electrodynamics," 3 February 1916 "Eine neue formale Deutung der Maxwellschen Feldgleichungen der Elektrodynamik" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1915) 132

28. "A Simple Experiment to Demonstrate Ampère's Molecular Currents," 25 February 1916 "Ein einfaches Experiment zum Nachweis der Ampèreschen Molekularströme" Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen 18 (1916) 138

29. "Ernst Mach," 14 March 1916 Physikalische Zeitschrift 17 (1916) 141

30. "The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity," 20 March 1916 "Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" Annalen der Physik 49 (1916) 146

32. "Approximative Integration of the Field Equations of Gravitation," 22 June 1916 "Naherungsweise Integration der Feldgleichungen der Gravitation" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1916) 201

34. "Emission and Absorption of Radiation in Quantum Theory," 17 July 1916 "Strahlungs-Emission und -Absorption nach der Quantentheorie" Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen 18 (1916) 212

36. "Review of H. A. Lorentz, Statistical Theories in thermodynamics: Five Lectures . . . ," 11 August 1916 Les theories statistiques en thermodynamique Die Naturwissenschaften 4 (1916) 218

38. "On the Quantum Theory of Radiation," after 24 August 1916 "Zur Quantentheorie der Strahlung" Physikalische Gesellschaft Zurich. Mitteilungen 18 (1916) 220

39. "Elementary Theory of Water Waves and of Flight," 25 August 1916 "Elementare Theorie der Wasserwellen und des Fluges" Die Naturwissenschaften 4 (1916) 234

40. "On Friedrich Kottler's Paper: 'On Einstein's Equivalence Hypothesis and Gravitation'," October 1916 "Über Friedrich Kottlers Abhandlung 'Über Einsteins Aquivalenz-hypothese und die Gravitation'" Annalen der Physik 51 (1916) 237

41. "Hamilton's Principle and the General Theory of Relativity," 26 October 1916 "Hamiltonsches Prinzip und allgerneine Relativitätstheorie" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1916) 240

42. On the Special and General Theory of Relativity (A Popular Account), December 1916 Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie (Gemeinverstandlich). Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1917 247

43. "Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity," 8 February 1917 "Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1917) 421

45. "On the Quantum Theorem of Sommerfeld and Epstein," 11 May 1917 "Zum Quantensatz von Sommerfeld und Epstein" Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen 19 (1917) 434

47. "A Derivation of Jacobi's Theorem," 22 November 1917 "Eine Ableitung des Theorems von Jacobi" Koniglich Pressische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin). Sitzungsberichte (1917) 445

49. "The Nightmare," 25 December 1917 "Der Angst-Traum" Berliner Tageblatt, 25 December 1917 449

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