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Albert Einstein and the frontiers of physics

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford portraits in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the personality as well as the thought process which led this physicist to his discoveries which have helped shape our understanding of the natural world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biographies
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 0195092759 9780195092752 0195120299 9780195120295
OCLC Number: 33008879
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: How I did not get to meet Albert Einstein --
ch. 1. einstein when young --
Sidebar : Einstein's proof of the Pythagorean theorem --
ch. 2. The miracle year --
Sidebar : a short history of light theory --
ch. 3. The strange story of the quantum --
Sidebar : how cavity, or blackbody, radiation became a pivotal point in physics --
Sidebar : light quanta --
ch. 4. Professor Einstein's happiest thought --
Sidebar : what makes a geometry Euclidean? --
ch. 5. Einstein's cosmology --
Ch. 6. The stranger story of the quantum --
Sidebar : how to detect crank physics --
ch. 7. 112 Mercer Street --
ch. 8. Einstein's legacy --
Coda : how I did get to see Einstein --
appendix. The Michelson-Morley experiment.
Series Title: Oxford portraits in science.
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.
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