Einstein A to Z / Edition 1

Einstein A to Z / Edition 1

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by Karen C. Fox, Aries Keck
     
 

The first accessible, handy reference to Einstein’s world

Albert Einstein was the twentieth century’s most celebrated scientist–a man who developed the theory of relativity, revolutionized physics, and became an iconic genius in the popular imagination. Now, in the first book of its kind, Einstein A to Z provides a vibrant overview of Time

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The first accessible, handy reference to Einstein’s world

Albert Einstein was the twentieth century’s most celebrated scientist–a man who developed the theory of relativity, revolutionized physics, and became an iconic genius in the popular imagination. Now, in the first book of its kind, Einstein A to Z provides a vibrant overview of Time magazine’s Man of the Century and his remarkable achievements, with over one hundred lively, informative essays that explain and celebrate his life, his work, and his cultural influence.

From absentmindedness to Zionism, each entry features a fascinating account of one aspect of Einstein’s world, from lucid explanations of his work to insights into his personal life, predilections, and interests. Einstein A to Z offers a unique glimpse into the mind of the shabbily dressed man who would become so engrossed in his ideas that he often neglected to sleep or eat; the father who never met his first child and proposed marriage to one of his stepdaughters; the avowed pacifist who was torn between pride in his German heritage and disgust at the country’s militaristic ideology. Both students and devoted fans of this titan of science will find the journey enlightening, engaging, and just plain fun.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471466741
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/20/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Timeline.

Introduction.

Absentmindedness.

Anti-Semitism.

Arms Race.

Atomic Bomb.

Awards.

Beauty and Equations.

Besso, Michele.

Black Holes.

Bohr, Niels Henrik David.

Books about Einstein.

Born, Max.

Bose-Einstein Condensate.

Brain.

Brownian Motion.

Career.

Causality.

Childhood.

Children.

Clothes.

Communism.

Correspondence.

Cosmological Constant.

Cosmology.

Curie, Marie.

Death.

de Sitter, Willem.

Dukas, Helen.

E = mc2.

Eddington, Sir Arthur.

Education.

Ehrenfest, Paul.

Einstein, Elsa Löwenthal.

Einstein, Mileva Maric.

Einstein Field Equations.

Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Argument.

Einstein Ring.

Einstein Tower.

Einsteinium.

Electrodynamics.

Ether.

FBI.

Freud, Sigmund.

Friedmann, Alexander.

Germany.

God.

Gravitation.

Gravitational Waves.

Grossmann, Marcel.

Hair.

Heisenberg,Werner Karl.

Hidden Variables.

Hilbert, David.

Hitler, Adolf.

Inventions.

Israel.

Japan.

Jokes about Einstein.

Judaism.

Kaluza-Klein Theory.

League of Nations.

Lemaître, Georges.

Lenard, Philipp.

Lorentz, Hendrik.

Mach, Ernst.

Mathematics.

McCarthyism.

Michelson-Morley Experiment.

Millikan, Robert.

Miracle Year.

Monroe, Marilyn.

Mysticism.

Myths and Misconceptions.

Nazism.

Newton, Isaac.

Nobel Prize in Physics.

Olympia Academy.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert.

Pacifism.

Parents.

Patent Office.

Pauli,Wolfgang Ernst.

Photochemistry.

Photoelectric Effect.

Photons.

Pipe.

Planck, Max.

Poincaré, Henri.

Popular Works.

Positivism.

Princeton.

Quantum Mechanics.

Reference Frames.

Relativity, General Theory of.

Relativity, Special Theory of.

Religion.

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Russell-Einstein Manifesto.

Schroedinger, Erwin.

Solvay Conferences.

Space-Time.

Spinoza, Baruch (Benedictus).

Stark, Johannes.

Switzerland.

Thought Experiments.

Time Travel.

Twin Paradox.

Uncertainty Principle.

Unified Theory.

United States.

Violin.

Wave-Particle Duality.

Women, Einstein and.

Wormholes.

Zionism.

Acknowledgments.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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