A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

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by Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0762430036

ISBN-13: 9780762430031

Pub. Date: 11/26/2007

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers


Best-selling author and physicist Stephen Hawking assembles the most groundbreaking works by Albert Einstein together into one volume. From the text that revealed the famous “Theory of Relativity”-renowned as the most important scientific discovery of the 20th Century-to his significant works on quantum theory, statistical mechanics, and the…  See more details below

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Best-selling author and physicist Stephen Hawking assembles the most groundbreaking works by Albert Einstein together into one volume. From the text that revealed the famous “Theory of Relativity”-renowned as the most important scientific discovery of the 20th Century-to his significant works on quantum theory, statistical mechanics, and the photoelectric effect, here are the writings that changed physics, and subsequently, the way we view the world. Einstein also thought deeply on both political issues and religious thought, so many of Einstein’s philosophical essays are included. Hawking provides introductions to each work, which provides both historical and scientific perspective. From the papers that shaped modern scientific thought to Einstein’s later musings on his landmark findings, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion is a collection of Einstein’s most important work, with commentary from our greatest living physicist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762430031
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/26/2007
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Stephen Hawking     ix
The Principle of Relativity     1
Relativity, the Special and General Theory     125
Sidelights on Relativity     235
Selection from The Meaning of Relativity, "Space and Time in Pre-Relativity Physics"     263
Selections from The Evolution of Physics, "Relativity, Field" and "Quanta"     283
Autobiographical Notes     337
Selections from Out of My Later Years     383
Index     457\

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