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Klein, Martin J.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 336 publications in 5 languages and 2,023 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Manuscripts  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: QC16.E45, 530.0924
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Most widely held works about Martin J Klein
 
Most widely held works by Martin J Klein
Paul Ehrenfest by Martin J Klein( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein. the Swiss years: writings, 1912-1914 by Albert Einstein( Book )

102 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents Einstein's writings from the final period of his work in Switzerland. Most of the material in Volume 4 documents Einstein's search for a relativistic theory of gravitation, a search that ended in Berlin in the fall of 1915 with the completion of the general theory of relativity. Three scientific manuscripts, printed here for the first time, provide insights into Einstein's efforts to generalize his original relativity theory into a theory of gravitation. The first is a review article on the special theory of relativity. The second consists of notes that document Einstein's research on gravitation. The third manuscript contains calculations on the problem of the motion of the perihelion of Mercury. The explanation of the observed anomaly of this motion was to become one of the classical tests of general relativity. The existence of such a manuscript has not been known before now. All three of these manuscripts, along with other material in this volume, add significantly to our understanding of the creation of general relativity
No truth except in the details : essays in honor of Martin J. Klein by Anne J Kox( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a couple of essays dealing with the experimental and mathematical foundations of physics in the work of Henry Cavendish and Joseph Fourier, the volume goes on to consider the broad areas of investigation that constituted the central foci of the development of the physics discipline in the nineteenth century: electricity and magnetism, including especially the work of Michael Faraday, William Thomson, and James Clerk Maxwell; and thermodynamics and matter theory, including the theoretical work and legacy of Josiah Willard Gibbs, some experimental work relating to thermodynamics and kinetic theory of Heinrich Hertz, and the work of Felix Seyler-Hoppe on hemoglobin in the neighboring field of biophysics/biochemistry. Moving on to the beginning of the twentieth century, a set of three articles on Albert Einstein deal with his early career and various influences on his work. Finally, a set of historiographical issues important for the history of physics are discussed, and the chronological conclusion of the volume is an article on the Solvay Conference of 1933. For physicists interested in the history of their discipline, historians and philosophers of science, and graduate students in these and related disciplines
Einstein's 1912 manuscript on the special theory of relativity by Albert Einstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents one of the most influential scientific documents of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein's (1879-1955) exposition of the theory of relativity. Each of the seventy-two handwritten pages of Einstein's seminal work are faithfully reproduced here and are accompanied on their facing pages by an English translation of the original German text." "A tribute to Einstein's genius, Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity opens with a brief essay by Hanoch Gutfreund, a chronology of Einstein's life, and, to introduce the manuscript, a detailed description of the manuscript, its contents, publication history, and provenance. The manuscript pages themselves then follow, reproduced in full color, with the English translation facing each page." "Subtle variations in paper and ink are clearly visible in the excellent reproductions, indicating where and when Einstein drafted certain parts of this scientific masterpiece. Because the manuscript shows extensive reworking, it reveals Einstein's thought processes more than any other of his handwritten works, inviting the reader to either imaginatively or actually toil alongside Einstein toward the completion of this elegant proof."--BOOK JACKET
The Swiss years correspondence, 1902-1914 by Albert Einstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi should hope for "first and foremost" from any historical investigation, including his own, was that "it may not be too tedious." II That hope is generally realized in Mach's historical writings, most of which are as lively and interesting now as they were when they appeared. Mach did not follow any existing model of historical or philosophical or scientific exposition, but went at things his own way combining the various approaches as needed to reach the goals he set for himself. When he is at his best we get a sense of the Mach whom William James met on a visit to Prague, the Mach whose four hours of "unforgettable conversation" gave the forty year old, well traveled James the strongest "impression of pure intellectual genius" he had yet received, and whose "absolute simplicity of manner and winningness of smile" captivated him completely. 12 Consider, for example, the first few chapters of this book, Principles of the Theory of Heat, which Mach devotes to the notion of temperature, that most fundamental of all thermal concepts. He begins by trying to trace the path that leads from our sensations of hot and cold to a numerical temperature scale
Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume, set in the turbulent post-World War I period, finds Einstein awaiting news of the 1919 British eclipse expedition to test the general relativistic prediction of the deflection of starlight by the sun. With the expedition's success, he becomes the first science celebrity of our age. Deeply interested in the other, stellar redshift test of his theory, Einstein supports astronomers engaged in experimental work on the issue. Piqued by early suggestions of a unified field theory, he ponders how to unify gravitation and electromagnetic field theory and also works to resolve contradictions between the new quantum physics and relativity. His open-minded exchanges with colleagues may challenge his later image as the stubborn critic of quantum mechanics. We see Einstein deeply engaged in discussing social and political issues, participating in humanitarian efforts, and intervening on behalf of intellectuals condemned to death after the fall of the Bavarian Soviet republic. He faced
The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half of this volume presents a substantial amount of heretofore unavailable correspondence. From among family letters closed for twenty years after the death of Margot Einstein, who donated them to the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem, the volume presents, for the first time, letters written by Einstein's sons, the adolescent Hans Albert and little Eduard, and numerous letters written by Einstein to his cousin and future second wife Elsa Einstein. Combined with newly available correspondence with his close friend Heinrich Zangger, this supplementary correspondence provides vivid and intimate details of Einstein's private life. It documents the emotional bonds to his family and friends; the severe deprivations caused by the war to family members in Berlin and Zurich; the fragile health of Mileva Einstein-Maric during these years of separation and divorce; the worries and joys of caring for the sons; and Einstein's views on German and international politics during this turbulent period.The second half finds Einstein full of optimism about Germany's new democracy. He vigorously promotes general relativity and the endeavors of other scientists toward its further confirmation. He responds to the rising interest in his work among philosophers, as attested by correspondence with M. Schlick, H. Reichenbach, R. Carnap, E. Cassirer, and H. Vaihinger. And yet he is embroiled in vociferous, politically tinged, public attacks on his theory of relativity. He considers leaving Berlin, which would have deprived the Weimar Republic of its most famous scientist. In many letters, colleagues, friends, and unknown admirers offer support. Einstein travels to Leyden, where he is appointed a visiting professor and where, in the circle of friends such as P. Ehrenfest, H. A. Lorentz, and H. Kamerlingh Onnes, he is involved in lively debates on issues related to quantum physics. He visits Oslo and Copenhagen, where he meets with N. Bohr, and receives invitations to the United States, anticipating his first visit to the New World in 1921. ENGLISH TRANSLATION:A translation of selected non-English texts included in Volume 10 is available in paperback, http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/8332.html. Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 10, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume
Collected scientific papers by Paul Ehrenfest( Book )

12 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a theoretical physicist by Martin J Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss years writings, 1909-1911 by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers. 1909-1911 by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early years, 1879-1902 by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume, set in the turbulent post-World War I period, finds Einstein awaiting news of the 1919 British eclipse expedition to test the general relativistic prediction of the deflection of starlight by the sun. With the expedition's success, he becomes the first science celebrity of our age. Deeply interested in the other, stellar redshift test of his theory, Einstein supports astronomers engaged in experimental work on the issue. Piqued by early suggestions of a unified field theory, he ponders how to unify gravitation and electromagnetic field theory and also works to resolve contradictions between the new quantum physics and relativity. His open-minded exchanges with colleagues may challenge his later image as the stubborn critic of quantum mechanics. We see Einstein deeply engaged in discussing social and political issues, participating in humanitarian efforts, and intervening on behalf of intellectuals condemned to death after the fall of the Bavarian Soviet republic. He faced anti-Semitic outbursts, reflected increasingly on his own identity as a Jew and assisted in efforts toward the establishment of the Hebrew University. As an internationalist opponent of war, and a German-speaking Swiss citizen whose renown was sealed by the Englishman Eddington's confirmation of relativity, Einstein mitigated postwar hostility toward German scholars. Correspondence with family and friends documents his divorce, remarriage to his cousin, and his closeness to his two sons. Notwithstanding evidence in newly uncovered material concerning efforts to lure Einstein back to Switzerland, and also to the Netherlands, Einstein, entertaining high hopes for the young Weimar Republic, remained in Berlin. This volume reveals new facets of Einstein as he constructively participated in German and European scientific, academic, and cultural life
The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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No truth except in the details : essays in honor of Martin J. Klein
Alternative Names
Klein, Martin Jesse 1924-2009

Martin J. Klein American historian

Martin J. Klein Amerikaans natuurkundige (1924-2009)

Martin J. Klein amerikansk historikar og fysikar

Martin J. Klein amerikansk historiker och fysiker

Martin J. Klein amerikansk historiker og fysiker

Martin J. Klein US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

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No truth except in the details : essays in honor of Martin J. KleinEinstein's 1912 manuscript on the special theory of relativityThe Swiss years correspondence, 1902-1914Collected papersCollected papersPrinciples of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidatedCollected papersThe collected papers of Albert Einstein