"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein (Book, 1982) [WorldCat.org]
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"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein

Author: Abraham Pais
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A biography of Albert Einstein, told through various scientific and technical correspondences, including those with Michele Besso. Pais discusses the world of physics before Einstein, during Einstein's time and the impact on the scientific world after his death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pais, Abraham, 1918-
"Subtle is the Lord-- ".
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1982
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert(1879-1955) Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Pais
ISBN: 019853907X 9780198539070 0195204387 9780195204384 0192851381 9780192851383 9780192806727 0192806726
OCLC Number: 8195995
Description: xvi, 552 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Purpose and plan --
Relativity theory and quantum theory --
Portrait of the physicist as a young man --
Entropy and probability --
The reality of molecules --
"Subtle is the Lord--
" --
The new kinematics --
The edge of history --
"The happiest thought of my life" --
Herr Professor Einstein --
The Prague papers --
The Einstein-Grossmann collaboration --
Field theories of gravitation : the first fifty years --
The field equations of gravitation --
The new dynamics --
"The suddenly famous Doctor Einstein" --
Unified field theory --
Preliminaries --
The light quantum --
Einstein and specific heats --
The photon --
Interlude : the BKS proposal --
A loss of identity : the birth of quantum statistics --
Einstein as a transitional figure : the birth of wave mechanics --
Einstein's response to the new dynamics --
Einstein's vision --
The final decade --
Epilogue --
Of tensors and a hearing aid and many other things : Einstein's collaborators --
How Einstein got the Nobel prize --
Einstein's proposals for the Nobel prize --
An Einstein chronology.
Responsibility: Abraham Pais.
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Abraham Pais and Albert Einstein were friends and correspondents for the last nine years of Einstein's life. This account of the life and work of the 20th century's most famous scientist draws on a  Read more...


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