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

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

by Abraham Pais

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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 and inspire anyone fascinated by the man whose revolutionary ideas have defined modern physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192806727
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/03/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 348,301
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The late Abraham Pais ws Detlev W. Bronk Professor at the Rockefeller University and winner of the J.R. Oppenheimer Memorial Prize for 1979.

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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