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Einstein 1905 : the standard of greatness

Author: John S Rigden
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Einstein, 1905 was a remarkable year. It was also a miraculous year for the history and future of science. In six short months, he published five papers that would transform our understanding of nature. This unparalleled period is the subject of Rigden's book, which deftly explains what distinguishes 1905 from all other years in the annals of science, and elevates Einstein above all other scientists of the  Read more...
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Rigden, John S.
Einstein 1905.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004054049
(OCoLC)56103786
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John S Rigden
ISBN: 9780674042759 0674042751 978-3-11-044220-5 978-3-11-045951-7
OCLC Number: 432334425
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 173 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The standard of greatness: why Einstein? --
The revolutionary quantum paper --
Molecular dimensions --
"Seeing" atoms --
The merger of space and time --
The most famous equation --
Beyond 1905.
Responsibility: John S. Rigden.
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For Einstein, 1905 was a remarkable year. It was also a miraculous year for the history and future of science. This unparalleled period is the subject of Rigden's book, which deftly explains what  Read more...

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The year 2005 [is] the centenary of Einstein's annus mirabilis, when he published the five papers that marked him as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Washington University professor Rigden Read more...

 
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