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A student's guide to Einstein's major papers, Robert E. Kennedy

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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our understanding of the physical universe underwent a revolution in the early twentieth century--evolving 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
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=024537561&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
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
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=024537561&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
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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