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The Resource The curious history of relativity : how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again, Jean Eisenstaedt ; translated by Arturo Sangalli

The curious history of relativity : how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again, Jean Eisenstaedt ; translated by Arturo Sangalli

Label
The curious history of relativity : how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again
Title
The curious history of relativity
Title remainder
how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again
Statement of responsibility
Jean Eisenstaedt ; translated by Arturo Sangalli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Almost one hundred years after general relativity replaced Newton's theory of gravitation, The Curious History of Relativity tells the story of the events surrounding general relativity and the techniques employed by Einstein and the relativists to construct, develop, and understand his almost impenetrable theory. Jean Eisenstaedt, one of the world's leading experts on the subject, also discusses the theory's place in the evolution of twentieth-century physics. He describes the main stages in the development of general relativity: its beginnings, its strange crossing of the desert during Einstein's lifetime while under heated criticism, and its new life from the 1960s on, when it became vital to the understanding of black holes and the observation of exotic objects, and, eventually, to the discovery of the accelerating universe."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenstaedt, Jean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • CNRS editions
  • CNRS histoire des sciences
Series volume
  • 15
  • 15
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • Algemene relativiteitstheorie
  • Wetenschapsdynamica
  • Relativité générale (physique)
  • Espace-temps
  • Physique
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
Label
The curious history of relativity : how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again, Jean Eisenstaedt ; translated by Arturo Sangalli
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Einstein et la relativité générale
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-360) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Einstein's principles
  • 5.
  • The birth of general relativity
  • 6.
  • General relativity : a physical geometry
  • 7.
  • Relativity verified : Mercury's anomaly
  • 8.
  • Relativity verified : the deflection of light rays
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Relativity verified : the line shift
  • 10.
  • The crossing of the desert
  • 11.
  • An unpopular theory
  • 12.
  • The rejection of black holes
  • 13.
  • Paths in Schwarzschild's space-time
  • Introduction : a difficult theory
  • 14.
  • No ordinary stars
  • 15.
  • Gravitation, astrophysics, and cosmology
  • Afterword : The paths of general relativity
  • Bibliography
  • Name index
  • 1.
  • The speed of light and classical physics
  • 2.
  • Light and the structure of space-time
  • 3.
  • Toward a new theory of gravitation
Control code
on1041853794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186757
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398f6q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853794
Label
The curious history of relativity : how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again, Jean Eisenstaedt ; translated by Arturo Sangalli
Publication
Note
Translation of: Einstein et la relativité générale
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-360) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Einstein's principles
  • 5.
  • The birth of general relativity
  • 6.
  • General relativity : a physical geometry
  • 7.
  • Relativity verified : Mercury's anomaly
  • 8.
  • Relativity verified : the deflection of light rays
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Relativity verified : the line shift
  • 10.
  • The crossing of the desert
  • 11.
  • An unpopular theory
  • 12.
  • The rejection of black holes
  • 13.
  • Paths in Schwarzschild's space-time
  • Introduction : a difficult theory
  • 14.
  • No ordinary stars
  • 15.
  • Gravitation, astrophysics, and cosmology
  • Afterword : The paths of general relativity
  • Bibliography
  • Name index
  • 1.
  • The speed of light and classical physics
  • 2.
  • Light and the structure of space-time
  • 3.
  • Toward a new theory of gravitation
Control code
on1041853794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186757
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398f6q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853794

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