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The practical Einstein : experiments, patents, inventions

Author: József Illy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Albert Einstein may be best known as the wire-haired whacky physicist who gave us the theory of relativity, but that's just one facet of this genius's contribution to human knowledge and modern science. As József Illy expertly shows in this book, Einstein had an eminently practical side as well. As a youth, Einstein was an inveterate tinkerer in the electrical supply factory his father and uncle owned and  Read more...
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Illy, József, 1933-
Practical Einstein.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011034750
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: József Illy
ISBN: 1421405334 9781421405339
OCLC Number: 812406687
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 202 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Musings""; ""The Flettner Ship""; ""Why Do Rivers Meander?""; ""2 Experiments""; ""Michelson, Morley, and Eötvös Reinvented""; ""The Mass of the Electron""; ""Amp�re�s Molecular Currents""; ""The Velocity of Gas Reactions""; ""A Geodynamo Model?""; ""Light: Waves or Particles?""; ""Explaining Superconductivity""; ""3 Expert Opinions""; ""The Patent Office""; ""Gyrocompasses""; ""Mixing Tubes""; ""Hebeluftschiff""; ""Tungsten Wires for Incandescent Lamps""; ""Triodes for Amplification"" ""Sound Direction Ranging in Air and Water""""Prospecting for Ore and Water from a Dirigible""; ""Riveting Hammers and Pile Drivers""; ""Production of High-Pressure Gases""; ""“Electrophonic Piano�""; ""Aerial Stereophotography""; ""Magnetic Cores with Low Electric Conductivity""; ""Telescope for Daylight Observations of Phenomena near the Sun""; ""Makeup Mirror""; ""Balanced Tapered Bearing Rollers""; ""4 European Inventions""; ""The “Little Machine� (Maschinchen)""; ""Planimeter""; ""The Cat�s Back Airfoil""; ""Compasses for Land, Sea, and Air""; ""Filtering Viruses"" ""Refrigerators in a Row""""Magnetostrictive Reproduction of Sound""; ""Hearing Aid""; ""5 American Inventions""; ""Altimeter""; ""Waterproof Breathable Clothes""; ""Heat- Insulating Vessel""; ""Liquid Filtering by Electrostatic Method""; ""Automatic Correction of Measured Data""; ""Airplane Horizon Indicator""; ""Electrostatic Microphone""; ""Fluid-Level Indicator""; ""Light-Intensity Self-Adjusting Camera""; ""Steel-Tape Recording""; ""Aircraft Speedometer""; ""Timer""; ""On the Threshold of the Manhattan Project""; ""Torpedoman Einstein""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D"" ""E""""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
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