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A student's guide to Einstein's major papers, Robert E. Kennedy
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The item A student's guide to Einstein's major papers, Robert E. Kennedy represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Bryn Athyn College, Swedenborg Library.
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 Summary
 "Our understanding of the physical universe underwent a revolution in the early twentieth centuryevolving from the classical physics of Newton, Galileo, and Maxwell to the modern physics of relativity and quantum mechanics. The dominant figure in this revolutionary change was Albert Einstein. In a single year, 1905, Einstein produced breakthrough works in three areas of physics: on the size and the effects of atoms; on the quantization of the electromagnetic field; and on the special theory of relativity. In 1916 he produced a fourth breakthrough work, the general theory of relativity. A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papers focuses on Einstein's contributions, setting his major works into their historical context, and then takes the reader through the details of each paper, including the mathematics. This book helps the reader appreciate the simplicity and insightfulness of Einstein's ideas and how revolutionary his work was, and locate it in the evolution of scientific thought begun by the ancient Greek natural philosophers."book jacket
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xxi, 303 p.
 Contents

 Setting the stage for 1905
 Radiation and the quanta
 The atom and Brownian motion
 The special theory of relativity
 The general theory of relativity
 "Fundamental considerations on the postulate of relativity"
 "Mathematical aids to the formulation of generally covariant equations"
 "Theory of the gravitational field"
 "Material phenomena"
 Einstein and quantum mechanics
 Isbn
 9780199694037
 Label
 A student's guide to Einstein's major papers
 Title
 A student's guide to Einstein's major papers
 Statement of responsibility
 Robert E. Kennedy
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Our understanding of the physical universe underwent a revolution in the early twentieth centuryevolving from the classical physics of Newton, Galileo, and Maxwell to the modern physics of relativity and quantum mechanics. The dominant figure in this revolutionary change was Albert Einstein. In a single year, 1905, Einstein produced breakthrough works in three areas of physics: on the size and the effects of atoms; on the quantization of the electromagnetic field; and on the special theory of relativity. In 1916 he produced a fourth breakthrough work, the general theory of relativity. A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papers focuses on Einstein's contributions, setting his major works into their historical context, and then takes the reader through the details of each paper, including the mathematics. This book helps the reader appreciate the simplicity and insightfulness of Einstein's ideas and how revolutionary his work was, and locate it in the evolution of scientific thought begun by the ancient Greek natural philosophers."book jacket
 Cataloging source
 UKMGB
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Kennedy, Robert E
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QC16.E5
 LC item number
 K46 2012
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Einstein, Albert
 Physics
 Mathematical physics
 Einstein, Albert
 Label
 A student's guide to Einstein's major papers, Robert E. Kennedy
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Contents
 Setting the stage for 1905  Radiation and the quanta  The atom and Brownian motion  The special theory of relativity  The general theory of relativity  "Fundamental considerations on the postulate of relativity"  "Mathematical aids to the formulation of generally covariant equations"  "Theory of the gravitational field"  "Material phenomena"  Einstein and quantum mechanics
 Control code
 ocn751832047
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 xxi, 303 p.
 Isbn
 9780199694037
 Isbn Type
 (hbk.)
 Lccn
 2011938439
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)751832047
 Label
 A student's guide to Einstein's major papers, Robert E. Kennedy
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Contents
 Setting the stage for 1905  Radiation and the quanta  The atom and Brownian motion  The special theory of relativity  The general theory of relativity  "Fundamental considerations on the postulate of relativity"  "Mathematical aids to the formulation of generally covariant equations"  "Theory of the gravitational field"  "Material phenomena"  Einstein and quantum mechanics
 Control code
 ocn751832047
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 xxi, 303 p.
 Isbn
 9780199694037
 Isbn Type
 (hbk.)
 Lccn
 2011938439
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)751832047
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