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The formative years of general relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures

Author: Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn
Publisher: ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn
ISBN: 9780691174631 0691174636
OCLC Number: 1015602730
Description: pages cm
Contents: Einstein's first trip to America --
Structure and contents of the meaning of relativity --
Physics and geometry --
The principles of general relativity --
The first solutions and the challenge of their interpretation --
Einstein and astronomers --
The genesis of relativistic cosmology --
The controversy over gravitational waves --
Philosophical debates on general relativity --
The quest for a unified field theory --
Early monographs on relativity --
Beyond the formative years --
Pre-relativity physics --
The theory of special relativity --
The general theory of relativity --
The general theory of relativity (continued)
Responsibility: Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

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