Subtle is the Lord : The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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Oxford University Press, USA, 23 sep. 1982 - 576 páginas
Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who worked alongside Einstein in the post-war years, traces the development of Einstein's entire oeuvre. This is the first book which deal comprehensively and in depth with Einstein's science, both the successes and the failures. Running through the book is a completely non-scientific biography (identified in the table of contents by italic type) including many letters which appear in English for the first time, as well as other information not published before. Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had complete access to the Einstein Archives (now in the possession of the Hebrew University) and the invaluable guidance of the late Helen Dukas--formerly Einstein's private secretary.
 

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STATISTICAL PHYSICS
53
RELATIVITY THE SPECIAL THEORY
109
RELATIVITY THE GENERAL THEORY
175
THE LATER JOURNEY
297
THE QUANTUM THEORY
355
JOURNEYS END
471
APPENDICES
481
Name Index
531
Subject Index
539
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Abraham Pais (1918-2000) was an award-winning physicist and biographer. Gaining his PhD from Utrecht, he went on to work closely with Niels Bohr in Copenhagen before joining the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and leading the Theoretical Physics Group at Rockefeller University. His work brought him into close professional, and personal, contact with the 20th century's leading physicists - Dirac, Pauli, Gell-Man, and Einstein. He retired in 1978 to writewidely respected scientific biographies, and was awarded the Oppenheimer Prize in 1979.

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