Essays in science / by Albert Einstein ; [translated from the German by Alan Harris].
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Mein Weltbild. Selections. English
Einstein's essays in science
Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Social aspects.
xi, 114 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
"'The World as I See it" in its original form includes essays by Einstein on Judaism, Germany, politics and pacifism and sundry other topics. These have been omitted in the present abridged edition. The object of this reprint is simply to give the general reader an opportunity to examine some of the distinguished scholar's papers dealing with science"--Preface.
"This book is the authorized English translation from the volume 'Mein Weltbild' by Albert Einstein"--Title page verso.
These speeches and essays by the renowned scientist profile influential physicists and explore the areas of physics to which Einstein made major contributions. Subjects include theoretical physics, relativity, and the principles of research and scientific truth as well as personalities such as Kepler, Newton, Maxwell, Bohr, and Planck.
Publishers note to the original edition, entitled "The World as I See it" -- Principles of research -- Inaugural address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences, 1914 : [address on the occasion of Max Planck's sixtieth birthday, delivered at the Physical Society in Berlin] -- On scientific truth -- On the method of theoretical physics -- Johannes Kepler -- The mechanics of Newton and their influence on the development of theoretical physics -- Clerk Maxwell's influence of the evolution of the idea of physical reality -- Niels Bohr -- On the theory of relativity -- What is the threory of relativity? -- The problem of space, ether, and the field in physics -- Notes on the origin of the general theory of relativity -- The cause of the formation of meanders in the courses of rivers and of the so-called Beer's Law -- The Flettner ship -- Relativity and the ether -- Address at Columbia University, New York, January 15, [1933?].
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