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The Young Einstein, the Advent of Relativity Lewis Pyenson

The Young Einstein, the Advent of Relativity

Lewis Pyenson

Published January 1st 1985
ISBN : 9780852747797
Hardcover
272 pages
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A detailed account of Einsteins childhood and formative years focuses on the intellectual climate of Germany where, before 1919, his trailblazing work on the special and general theories of relativity received widest notice. The author explores theMoreA detailed account of Einsteins childhood and formative years focuses on the intellectual climate of Germany where, before 1919, his trailblazing work on the special and general theories of relativity received widest notice. The author explores the response to the theories by pure mathematicians, who did not have to face the prospect of a fundamental revision of their basic principles, and by physicists and astronomers, who did. Of interest to physicists, academics and students interested in Einstein himself and in the wider history of science and ideas, or in the social and intellectual history of Germany.