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Secrets of the old one : Einstein, 1905

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: New York ; London : Copernicus, ©2006.
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"In Secrets of the Old One, Jeremy Bernstein sets out to make Albert Einstein's revolutionary contributions to modern physics comprehensible to general readers. Relying on nothing more advanced than high-school mathematics, he not only explains the science but evokes the scientific scene in which the young Einstein wrote his four revolutionary papers of 1905. Working very nearly alone and with apparently complete  Read more...
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Bernstein, Jeremy, 1929-
Secrets of the old one.
New York ; London : Copernicus, ©2006
(DLC) 2005926763
(OCoLC)61424927
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 9780387259000 0387259007 0387260056 9780387260051
OCLC Number: 262691107
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Einstein's miracle year --
The prehistory --
Einstein's theory of relativity --
Do atoms exist? --
The quantum --
Epilogue: Afterword.
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.
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Secrets of the Old One is one of the best scientist-sketches and adds to Bernstein's long list of such successes.Peter L. Gallison, American Scientist, Volume 94, Number 3, May-June 2006 Bernstein's Read more...

 
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