Einstein in Context

Einstein in Context

by Mara Beller, Robert S. Cohen, Jurgen Renn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521448344

ISBN-13: 9780521448345

Pub. Date: 10/29/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This special issue of Science in Context examines the whole area of scientific enquiry surrounding Einstein with controversies and debates presented in their contexts.  See more details below

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This special issue of Science in Context examines the whole area of scientific enquiry surrounding Einstein with controversies and debates presented in their contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521448345
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/29/1993
Series:
Science in Context Series, #6
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' introduction; Part I. The Early Professional Context: 1. Einstein at the Patent Office: exile, salvation, or tactical retreat? Robert Schulmann; 2. Einstein, inventors, and invention Thomas P. Hughes; 3. Einstein and Lorentz: more than just good colleagues A. J. Kox; Part II. The Context of Reception: 4. The witches' sabbath: the first international Solvay congress in physics Diana Kormos Barkan; 5. Dark bodies and black holes, magic circles and Montgolfiers: light and gravitation from Newton to Einstein Jean Eisenstaedt; 6. The reaction to relativity theory I: the anti-Einstein campaign in Germany in 1920 Hubert Groenner; Part III. The Experimental Context: 7. The conversion of St John: a case study on the interplay of theory and experiment Klaus Hentschel; 8. Mass-energy and the neutrons in the early thirties Roger H. Stuewer; Part IV. The Philosophical Context: 9. Einstein and Bohr's rhetoric of complementarity Mara Beller; 10. Einstein's interpretations of the quantum theory Arthur Fine; 11. The other Einstein: Einstein contra field theory John Stachel; 12. Struggling with causality: Einstein's case Jemina Ben-Menahem; 13. Einstein as a disciple of Galileo: a comparative study of concept development in physics Jürgen Renn; Part V. The Context of Classical Physics: 14. Carl Gottfried Neumann Robert DiSalle; 15. The principles of the Galilean-Newtonian theory Carl Neumann.

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