Alexander A Friedmann: The Man who Made the Universe Expand

Alexander A Friedmann: The Man who Made the Universe Expand

by Eduard A. Tropp, Viktor Ya. Frenkel, Artur D. Chernin, Alexander Dron
     
 

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A vivid 1993 account of the life and work of the Russian physicist responsible for the expanding universe theory.See more details below

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A vivid 1993 account of the life and work of the Russian physicist responsible for the expanding universe theory.

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"Friedmann's name has been appearing more frequently in the literature, but this book is the first detailed biography of him to become available in English and thus is of particular value." American Historical Review

"This book fills a large gap in the literature of the history of science...admirably opens the history pf Russian physics to closer scrutiny." Paul R. Josephson, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"...the volume contains a wealth of archival material, identified in the text if not in footnotes, whose discpvery is discussed charmingly wit a freshness...coveying the excitement of historial research." Noriss S. Hetherington, Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences

"...full of interesting information." Harold Zirin, Nature

"...its wealth and its generous citation of Friedmann's popular works on space and time help to fill in a place, a time and a mind we ought to know. No other such source is found in English." Scientific American

"...the prose is sometimes intensely personal, reflecting Friedmann's close association with Yakov Ilyich Frenkel, the physicist father of coauthor Viktor Ya. Frenkel. We see how, under the early Bolsheviks, young physicists and mathematicians quickly arrrived at positions of authority and how they vigorously pursued research by their own hands once they had settled into commanding situations." Lewis Pyenson, Physics Today

"...this biography provides considerable archival material hitherto unavailable." E. Robert Paul, Isis

"...this biography is so well done that...it provides a valuable new perspective on the survival/transformation of Russian science between 1910 and 1925 and on the participation of applied mathematicians in the creation of modern cosmology between 1910 and 1940." Karl Hufbauer, Slavic Review

"...its wealth and its generous citation of Friedmann's popular works on space and time help to fill in a place, a time and a mind we ought to know. No other such source is found in English." Scientific American

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ISBN-13:
9780521025881
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/11/2006
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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