ISBN-10:
0415937167
ISBN-13:
9780415937160
Pub. Date:
10/28/2001
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Science and Society: Making General Relativity: The History of Modern Physical Science in the Twentieth Century

Science and Society: Making General Relativity: The History of Modern Physical Science in the Twentieth Century

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Science and Society: Making General Relativity: The History of Modern Physical Science in the Twentieth Century

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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ISBN-13: 9780415937160
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Galison is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and a premier authority in the field. In 1997, he was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow; in 1999, he was a winner of the Max Planck Prize given by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Humboldt Stiftung. His is author of numerous works, including, most recently, Picturing Science, Producing Art (Routledge, 1998) and The Architecture of Science (MIT, 1999). Michael Gordin and David Kaiser are both at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Einstein, Albert. "Notes on the Origin of the General Theory of Relativity." In Carl Seelig, ed., Ideas and Opinions (New York, NY: Crown, 1982). Stachel, John. "Einstein's Search for General Convariance, 1912-1915." In Don Howard and John Stachel, eds., Einstein and the History of General Relativity (Boston, MA: Birkauser, 1989). Norton, John. "Einstein and Nordstrom: Some Lesser-Known Thought Experiments in Gravitation." In John Earman, Michel Janssen, and John Norton, eds., The Attraction of Gravitation: New Studies in the History of General Relativity (Boston, MA: Birkhauser, 1993). Hoefer, Carl. "Einstein's Struggle for a Machian Gravitation Theory." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 25 (1994). Renn, Jurgen and Tilman Sauer. "Heuristics and Mathematical Representation in Einstein's Search for a Gravitational Field Equation." In H. Goenner, J. Renn, J. Ritter, and T. Sauer, eds., The Expanding Worlds of General Relativity (Boston: Birkhauser, 1999). Pais, Abraham. "Subtle is the Lord..." In The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1982). Earman, John and Clark Glymour. "Relativity and Eclipses: The British Eclipse Expedition of 1919 and their Predecessors." Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 11 (1980). Hentschel, Klaus. "Einstein's attitude towards experiments: Testing Relativity Theory, 1907-1927." In Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 23 (1992). Graham, Loren. "The Reception of Einstein's Ideas: Two Examples from Contrasting Political Cultures." In Gerald Holton and Yehudah Elkana, eds., Albert Einstein: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Princeton, NJ: PrincetonUniversity Press, 1982). Eisenstaedt, Jean. "The Low Water Mark of General Relativity, 1925-1955." In Don Howard and John Stachel, eds., Einstein and the History of General Relativity (Boston, MA: Birkhauser, 1989). Kaiser, David. "A Psi is just a Psi? Practice, Pedagogy, and the Reconstitution of General Relativity, 1942-1975." Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 29 (1998).

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