Einstein

Einstein
Author: Walter Isaacson
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781847395894
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Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express

The Universe and Dr Einstein

The Universe and Dr  Einstein
Author: Lincoln Barnett,Albert Einstein
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780486445199
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Release: 2005-10
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

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Acclaimed by Einstein himself, this is among the clearest, most readable expositions of relativity theory. It explains the problems Einstein faced, the experiments that led to his theories, and what his findings reveal about the forces that govern the universe. 1957 edition.

Beyond Einstein

Beyond Einstein
Author: Michio Kaku,Thompson Kaku,Jennifer Trainer Thompson,Jennifer Thompson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780385477819
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Release: 1995
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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Introduces the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, and explains how scientists have been able to join the theroy of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein
Author: Albert Einstein
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780691160146
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Release: 2013-09-23
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections--"On and to Children," "On Race and Prejudice," and "Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection"--As well as a chronology of Einstein's life and accomplishments, Freeman Dyson's authoritative foreword, and new commentary by Alice Calaprice. In The Ultimate Qu

Einstein s Miraculous Year

Einstein s Miraculous Year
Author: Albert Einstein,Trevor Lipscombe,Alice Calaprice
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780691122281
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Release: 2005-04-17
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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After 1905, physics would never be the same. In those 12 months, Einstein shattered many cherished scientific beliefs with five great papers that would establish him as the world's leading physicist. On their 100th anniversary, this book brings those papers together in an accessible format.

Einstein For Dummies

Einstein For Dummies
Author: Carlos I. Calle
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781118054482
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Release: 2011-03-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Genius demystified, the Dummies way! In 1905, Albert Einstein revolutionized modern physics with his theory of relativity. He went on to become a twentieth-century icon-a man whose name and face are synonymous with "genius." Now, at last, ordinary readers can explore Einstein's life and work in this new For Dummies guide. Physicist Carlos Calle chronicles Einstein's career and explains his work-including the theories of special and general relativity-in language that anyone can understand. He shows how Einstein's discoveries affected everything from the development of the atom bomb to the theory of quantum mechanics. He sheds light on Einstein's personal life and beliefs, including his views on religion and politics. And he shows how Einstein's work continues to affect our world today, from nuclear power to space travel to artificial intelligence.

Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein
Author: Joshua Foer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101475973
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Subtle is the Lord

Subtle is the Lord
Author: Abraham Pais
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9780192806727
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Release: 2005-08-25
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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Subtle is the Lord is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought.Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision. The profound transformation Einstein's ideas effected on the physics of the turn of the century is here laid out for the serious reader. Pais also fills many gaps in what we know of Einstein's life - his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. This remarkablevolume, written by a physicist who mingled in Einstein's scientific circle, forms a timeless and classic biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science.

Einstein

Einstein
Author: Denis Brian
Pages: 509
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Release: 1997-08-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Looks at the events in the life of physicist Albert Einstein, including his childhood in Germany, his trip to America, and his winning of the Nobel Prize

Einstein in Berlin

Einstein in Berlin
Author: Thomas Levenson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780525508953
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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In a book that is both biography and the most exciting form of history, here are eighteen years in the life of a man, Albert Einstein, and a city, Berlin, that were in many ways the defining years of the twentieth century. Einstein in Berlin In the spring of 1913 two of the giants of modern science traveled to Zurich. Their mission: to offer the most prestigious position in the very center of European scientific life to a man who had just six years before been a mere patent clerk. Albert Einstein accepted, arriving in Berlin in March 1914 to take up his new post. In December 1932 he left Berlin forever. “Take a good look,” he said to his wife as they walked away from their house. “You will never see it again.” In between, Einstein’s Berlin years capture in microcosm the odyssey of the twentieth century. It is a century that opens with extravagant hopes--and climaxes in unparalleled calamity. These are tumultuous times, seen through the life of one man who is at once witness to and architect of his day--and ours. He is present at the events that will shape the journey from the commencement of the Great War to the rumblings of the next one. We begin with the eminent scientist, already widely recognized for his special theory of relativity. His personal life is in turmoil, with his marriage collapsing, an affair under way. Within two years of his arrival in Berlin he makes one of the landmark discoveries of all time: a new theory of gravity--and before long is transformed into the first international pop star of science. He flourishes during a war he hates, and serves as an instrument of reconciliation in the early months of the peace; he becomes first a symbol of the hope of reason, then a focus for the rage and madness of the right. And throughout these years Berlin is an equal character, with its astonishing eruption of revolutionary pathways in art and architecture, in music, theater, and literature. Its wild street life and sexual excesses are notorious. But with the debacle of the depression and Hitler’s growing power, Berlin will be transformed, until by the end of 1932 it is no longer a safe home for Einstein. Once a hero, now vilified not only as the perpetrator of “Jewish physics” but as the preeminent symbol of all that the Nazis loathe, he knows it is time to leave.

Einstein s Theory of Relativity

Einstein s Theory of Relativity
Author: Max Born
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780486607696
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Release: 1965
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains the historical background and scientific principles of Einstein's famous theory

Einstein

Einstein
Author: Walter Isaacson
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781501171383
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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From Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin," comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of a premier icon of his era.

Einstein

Einstein
Author: Thomas Ryckman
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781351707909
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Release: 2017-05-18
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

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Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Less well known is that fundamental philosophical problems, such as concept formation, the role of epistemology in developing and explaining the character of physical theories, and the debate between positivism and realism, played a central role in his thought as a whole. Thomas Ryckman shows that already at the beginning of his career - at a time when the twin pillars of classical physics, Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell’s electromagnetism were known to have but limited validity - Einstein sought to advance physical theory by positing certain physical principles as secure footholds. That philosophy produced his greatest triumph, the general theory of relativity, and his greatest failure, an unwillingness to accept quantum mechanics. This book shows that Einstein’s philosophy grew from a lifelong aspiration for a unified theoretical representation encompassing all physical phenomena. It also considers how Einstein’s theories of relativity and criticisms of quantum theory shaped the course of 20th-century philosophy of science. Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, Einstein is an ideal introduction to this iconic figure in 20th-century science and philosophy. It is essential reading for students of philosophy of science, and is also suitable for those working in related areas such as physics, history of science, or intellectual history.

Pani Einstein

Pani Einstein
Author: Marie Benedict
Pages: 368
ISBN: 832404177X
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: pl

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Einstein the Life and Times

Einstein  the Life and Times
Author: Ronald William Clark
Pages: 718
ISBN: UOM:39015002933177
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Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Acquired prior to 83-84.

Hans Albert Einstein

Hans Albert Einstein
Author: Robert Ettema,Cornelia F. Mutel
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0784413304
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Release: 2014-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Le cas Eduard Einstein

Le cas Eduard Einstein
Author: Laurent Seksik
Pages: 316
ISBN: 2290098426
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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Prêtant sa voix à Eduard, le fils d'Albert Einstein interné dès l'âge de 19 ans en clinique psychiatrique, l'auteur dévoile un drame familial et la part d'ombre d'un savant au coeur des troubles internationaux des années 1930.

The Essential Einstein

The Essential Einstein
Author: Albert Einstein
Pages: 468
ISBN: UOM:39015080694774
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin Group(CA)
Language: en

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Albert Einstein changed the way physicists view the universe - and transformed the way we all see the world. Just over one hundred years ago, his Theory of Relativity stunned scientists, but today it is integral to modern thought as the most important scientific discovery of the twentieth century. In this unique single volume, Stephen Hawking has assembled the highlights of Einstein's groundbreaking scientific work. Collected here are Einstein's own illuminating writings on the Theory of Relativity, which present a world of paradoxes in which space is bent and time is curved. Yet Einstein was known not only for his landmark ideas in physics. Here, too are his reflections on politics and religion, and his musings on the ultimate significance of his scientific findings.

The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein

The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein
Author: Albert Einstein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781400889952
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Release: 2018-05-29
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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The first publication of Albert Einstein’s travel diary to the Far East and Middle East In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage to the Far East and Middle East, regions that the renowned physicist had never visited before. Einstein's lengthy itinerary consisted of stops in Hong Kong and Singapore, two brief stays in China, a six-week whirlwind lecture tour of Japan, a twelve-day tour of Palestine, and a three-week visit to Spain. This handsome edition makes available, for the first time, the complete journal that Einstein kept on this momentous journey. The telegraphic-style diary entries--quirky, succinct, and at times irreverent—record Einstein's musings on science, philosophy, art, and politics, as well as his immediate impressions and broader thoughts on such events as his inaugural lecture at the future site of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a garden party hosted by the Japanese Empress, an audience with the King of Spain, and meetings with other prominent colleagues and statesmen. Entries also contain passages that reveal Einstein's stereotyping of members of various nations and raise questions about his attitudes on race. This beautiful edition features stunning facsimiles of the diary's pages, accompanied by an English translation, an extensive historical introduction, numerous illustrations, and annotations. Supplementary materials include letters, postcards, speeches, and articles, a map of the voyage, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index. Einstein would go on to keep a journal for all succeeding trips abroad, and this first volume of his travel diaries offers an initial, intimate glimpse into a brilliant mind encountering the great, wide world.

Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics

Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics
Author: Christoph Lehner,Jürgen Renn,Matthias Schemmel
Pages: 363
ISBN: 9780817649401
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Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

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This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century. The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein’s pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the implications of conceptual conflicts for scientific views of the world at large, thus providing the basis for a comparison of the demise of the mechanical worldview at the turn of the 20th century with the challenges presented by cosmology at the turn of the 21st century. Throughout the work, Einstein’s contributions are not seen in isolation but instead set into the wider intellectual context of dealing with the problem of gravitation in the twilight of classical physics; the investigation of the historical development is carried out with a number of epistemological questions in mind, concerning, in particular, the transformation process of knowledge associated with the changing worldviews of physics.