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The Resource The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn

The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn

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The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece
Title
The road to relativity
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the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece
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Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
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eng
Summary
This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and an insightful page-by-page commentary that places the work in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout
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Gutfreund, Hanoch
Index
index present
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In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
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Renn, Jürgen
Series statement
EBL-Schweitzer
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
  • Interpretation
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The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The charm of a manuscript -- Einstein's intellectual odyssey to general relativity -- The annotated manuscript -- Bibliographical notes to the annotation pages -- Postscript: the drama continues -- A chronology of the genesis of general relativity and its formative years -- Physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers relevant to Einstein's thinking -- Recommended reading -- English translation of Einstein's paper
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ocn907951360
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1 online resource
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online
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9781400865765
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865765
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22573/ctt1vwmhnn
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remote
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(OCoLC)907951360
Label
The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The charm of a manuscript -- Einstein's intellectual odyssey to general relativity -- The annotated manuscript -- Bibliographical notes to the annotation pages -- Postscript: the drama continues -- A chronology of the genesis of general relativity and its formative years -- Physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers relevant to Einstein's thinking -- Recommended reading -- English translation of Einstein's paper
Control code
ocn907951360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865765
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865765
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vwmhnn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907951360

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