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Einstein 1905 : the standard of greatness

Author: John S Rigden
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For Albert Einstein, 1905 was a remarkable year. It was also a miraculous year for the history and future of science. In six short months, from March through September of that year, Einstein published five papers that would transform our understanding of nature. This unparalleled period is the subject of John Rigden's book, which explains what distinguishes 1905 from all other years in the annals of science and  Read more...
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Rigden
ISBN: 0674015444 9780674015449 0674021045 9780674021044
OCLC Number: 56103786
Description: ix, 173 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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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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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