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"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein / Abraham Pais.


Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
ISBN 9780198539070, 0195204387, 019853907X, 0192851381, 9780195204384

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Subjects Einstein, Albert(1879-1955)
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Natuurkunde.
Natuurkundigen.
Physicien -- Biographies.
Physiciens -- Biographies.
Physicists -- Biography.
Physicists.
Physics -- History.
Physics.
Physique -- Histoire.
RelativiteĢ (physique) -- Histoire.
TheĢorie quantique -- Histoire.
Description xvi, 552 pages, [9] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary A biography of Albert Einstein, told through various scientific and technical correspondences, including those with Michele Besso. Pais discusses the world of physics before Einstein, during Einstein's time and the impact on the scientific world after his death.
Contents Purpose and plan -- Relativity theory and quantum theory -- Portrait of the physicist as a young man -- Entropy and probability -- The reality of molecules -- "Subtle is the Lord-- " -- The new kinematics -- The edge of history -- "The happiest thought of my life" -- Herr Professor Einstein -- The Prague papers -- The Einstein-Grossmann collaboration -- Field theories of gravitation : the first fifty years -- The field equations of gravitation -- The new dynamics -- "The suddenly famous Doctor Einstein" -- Unified field theory -- Preliminaries -- The light quantum -- Einstein and specific heats -- The photon -- Interlude : the BKS proposal -- A loss of identity : the birth of quantum statistics -- Einstein as a transitional figure : the birth of wave mechanics -- Einstein's response to the new dynamics -- Einstein's vision -- The final decade -- Epilogue -- Of tensors and a hearing aid and many other things : Einstein's collaborators -- How Einstein got the Nobel prize -- Einstein's proposals for the Nobel prize -- An Einstein chronology.
Genre Biography.
History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8195995
(OCoLC)ocm08195995
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pais, Abraham, 1918-2000.
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