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The Resource The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures, Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures, Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

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The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures
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The formative years of relativity
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the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures
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Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn
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eng
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First published in 1922 and based on lectures delivered in May 1921, Albert Einstein's The Meaning of Relativity offered an overview and explanation of the then new and controversial theory of relativity. The work would go on to become a monumental classic, printed in numerous editions and translations worldwide. Now, The Formative Years of Relativity introduces Einstein's masterpiece to new audiences. This beautiful volume contains Einstein's insightful text, accompanied by important historical materials and commentary looking at the origins and development of general relativity. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn provide fresh, original perspectives, placing Einstein's achievements into a broader context for all readers. In this book, Gutfreund and Renn tell the rich story behind the early reception, spread, and consequences of Einstein's ideas during the formative years of general relativity in the late 1910s and 1920s. They show that relativity's meaning changed radically throughout the nascent years of its development, and they describe in detail the transformation of Einstein's work from the esoteric pursuit of one individual communicating with a handful of colleagues into the preoccupation of a growing community of physicists, astronomers, mathematicians, and philosophers. This handsome edition "es extensively from Einstein's correspondence and reproduces historical documents such as newspaper articles and letters. Inserts are featured in the main text giving concise explanations of basic concepts, and short biographical notes and photographs of some of Einstein's contemporaries are included. The first-ever English translations of two of Einstein's popular Princeton lectures are featured at the book's end
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Gutfreund, Hanoch
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1956-
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Renn, Jürgen
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
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The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures, Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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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)
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on1003930955
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages)
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online
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9781400888689
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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1028145
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remote
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(OCoLC)1003930955
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The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures, Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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)
Control code
on1003930955
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400888689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1028145
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003930955

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