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Einstein : a centenary volume

Author: Albert Einstein; A P French
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1979.
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An assessment of Einstein's life and works featuring selections from his writings and his contributions to science and peace.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Einstein.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1979
(OCoLC)643756437
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein; A P French
ISBN: 0674242300 9780674242302 0674242319 9780674242319
OCLC Number: 4492679
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xx, 332 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Reminiscences. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 / C.P. Snow --
Excerpts from a memoir / Maurice Solovine --
Einstein's friendship with Michele Besso / P. Speziali --
My meeting with Einstein at the Solvay Conference of 1927 / Louis de Broglie --
Reminiscences of Einstein / L.L. Whyte --
Memoir / John A. Wheeler --
Anecdotes / Philipp Frank --
Memoir / Edward Teller --
Einstein / Philippe Halsman --
Reminiscence / George Gamow --
Memoir / Ernst G. Straus --
Memoir / Eugene P. Wigner --
An Einstein anecdote / John G. Kemeny --
Einstein, Newton, and success / A. Pais --
Conversations with Albert Einstein / Robert S. Shankland --
Einstein and Newton / I.B. Cohen --
A tribute / Pablo Casals --
On Albert Einstein / J.R. Oppenheimer --
Part II. Einstein and his work --
Einstein-a condensed biography --
Einstein and the birth of special relativity / Silvio Bergia --
The story of general relativity / A.P. French --
Relativity theory and gravitation / Hermann Bondi --
The problem / Eric M. Rogers --
The solution / I.B. Cohen --
Einstein and the development of quantum physics / Martin J. Klein --
Ẁhat, precisely, is "thinking"?' Einstein's answer / Gerald Holton --
Einstein, science and culture / Boris Kuznetsov --
Einstein and world affairs / A.P. French --
Einstein and Zionism / Gerald E. Tauber --
Einstein and the academic establishment / Martin J. Klein --
Einstein and education / Arturo Loria --
Philosophical concepts of space and time / Herbert Hörz --
Einstein on postage stamps / E.J. Burge --
Approaches to the teaching of special relativity / Geoffrey Dorling --
Part III. Einstein's Letters. Einstein writes to his best friend / P. Speziali --
Letter to Maurice Solovine, 7 May 1952 --
Exchange of letters with Niels Bohr --
Letters to Max Born --
Part IV Einstein's Writings --
On the electrodynamics of moving bodies --
Geometry and experience --
The cause of the formation of meanders in the courses of rivers and the so-called Baer's Law --
Excerpts from Ideas and opinions --
Notes on the origin of the general theory of relativity --
On the method of theoretical physics --
On education --
An elementary derivation of the equivalence of mass and energy.
Responsibility: edited by A.P. French.

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