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

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2005 has been designated "World Year of Physics" to celebrate the publication of Einstein's Theory of Relativity one hundred years ago. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Oxford University Press brings Abraham Pais' major work on Einstein's life and work to a whole new generation of readers. 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. Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had ...

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Overview

2005 has been designated "World Year of Physics" to celebrate the publication of Einstein's Theory of Relativity one hundred years ago. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Oxford University Press brings Abraham Pais' major work on Einstein's life and work to a whole new generation of readers. 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. Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had complete access to the Einstein Archives and the invaluable guidance of the late Helen Dukas--formerly Einstein's private secretary Written with Pais' intimate and incomparable knowledge of Einstein, Subtle is the Lord will delight an inspire anyone fascinated by the man whose revolutionary ideas have defined modern physics.

"Accurate, witty and clear as brook water, it is a work against which future scientific biographies will be measured."--New York Times Book Review.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192806727
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 802,862
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Abraham Pais is Detlev W. Bronk Professor at the Rockefeller University and winner of the J.R. Oppenheimer Memorial Prize for 1979. He is also the author of Inward Bound and Niels Bohr's Times, In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity.

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Table of Contents


Introductory

Statistical Physics

Relativity, the Special Theory

Relativity, the General Theory

The Later Journey

The Quantum Theory

Journey's End

Appendices

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