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The young Einstein : the advent of relativity, Lewis Pyenson

Label
The young Einstein : the advent of relativity
Title
The young Einstein
Title remainder
the advent of relativity
Statement of responsibility
Lewis Pyenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A detailed account of Einstein's childhood and formative years focuses on the intellectual climate of Germany where, before 1919, his trailblazing work on the special and general theories of relativity received widest notice. The author explores the response to the theories by pure mathematicians, who did not have to face the prospect of a fundamental revision of their basic principles, and by physicists and astronomers, who did. Of interest to physicists, academics and students interested in Einstein himself and in the wider history of science and ideas, or in the social and intellectual history of Germany
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pyenson, Lewis
Dewey number
  • 530/.092/4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
P93 1985
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Physicists
  • Europe
  • Physiciens
  • Relativité (Physique)
  • Biografias De Fisicos
  • Relativiteitstheorie
Label
The young Einstein : the advent of relativity, Lewis Pyenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Einstein's education: mathematics and the laws of nature -- Audacious enterprise: the Einsteins and electrotechnology in late nineteenth-century Munich -- Einspänner: the social roots of Einstein's world view -- Hermann Minkowski and Einstein's special theory of relativity -- Physics in the shadow of mathematics: the Göttingen electron-theory seminar of 1905 -- Relativity in late Wilhelmian Germany: the appeal to a pre-established harmony between mathematics and physics -- Mathematics, education, and the Göttingen approach to physical reality, 1890-1914 -- Physical sense in relativity: Max Planck edits the Annalen der Physik, 1906-1918 -- Einstein's early scientific collaboration
Control code
13394623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780852747797
Lccn
gb 84043221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)758576
Label
The young Einstein : the advent of relativity, Lewis Pyenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Einstein's education: mathematics and the laws of nature -- Audacious enterprise: the Einsteins and electrotechnology in late nineteenth-century Munich -- Einspänner: the social roots of Einstein's world view -- Hermann Minkowski and Einstein's special theory of relativity -- Physics in the shadow of mathematics: the Göttingen electron-theory seminar of 1905 -- Relativity in late Wilhelmian Germany: the appeal to a pre-established harmony between mathematics and physics -- Mathematics, education, and the Göttingen approach to physical reality, 1890-1914 -- Physical sense in relativity: Max Planck edits the Annalen der Physik, 1906-1918 -- Einstein's early scientific collaboration
Control code
13394623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780852747797
Lccn
gb 84043221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)758576

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