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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 675 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.

The breakup of Einstein's first marriage and the divorce are presented here for the first time in all their complexity. New material shows Einstein maintaining a strong sense of moral urgency throughout 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 leading physicists and mathematicians about the implications and further development of the theory.

Synopsis:

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 675 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.

The breakup of Einstein's first marriage and the divorce are presented here for the first time in all their complexity. New material shows Einstein maintaining a strong sense of moral urgency throughout 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 leading physicists and mathematicians about the implications and further development of the theory.

About the Author

Robert Schulmann teaches modern German history at Boston University; A. J. Kox teaches history of science at the University of Amsterdam; Michel Janssen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University; Jandugrave;zsef Illy is a former Member of the Institute of Isotopes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Table of Contents

v. 1. The early years, 1879-1902 / John Stachel, editor — v. 2. The Swiss years, writings, 1900-1909 --v. 3. The Swiss years, writings, 1909-1911 — v. 4. The Swiss years, writings, 1912-1914 — v. 5. The Swiss years, correspondence, 1902-1914 — v. 6. The Berlin years, writings, 1914-1917 — v. 8. The Berlin years, correspondence, 1914-1918.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691048499
Editor:
Kox, A. J.
Editor:
Janssen, Michel
Editor:
Kox, A. J.
Editor:
Janssen, Michel
Author:
Janssen, M.
Author:
Illy, Jozsef
Author:
Schulmann, R
Author:
Janssen, Michel
Author:
Illy, J.
Author:
Einstein, Albert
Author:
Kox, A. J.
Author:
Illy, Jzsef
Author:
Schulmann, Robert
Editor:
Schulmann, R.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Physicists -- Biography.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Physics and Astroscience
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Two volumes.
Series:
Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Correspondence
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 illustrations
Pages:
1232
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 96 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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 675 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.

The breakup of Einstein's first marriage and the divorce are presented here for the first time in all their complexity. New material shows Einstein maintaining a strong sense of moral urgency throughout 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 leading physicists and mathematicians about the implications and further development of the theory.

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