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The Resource Subtle is the lord-- : the science and the life of Albert Einstein, Abraham Pais

Subtle is the lord-- : the science and the life of Albert Einstein, Abraham Pais

Label
Subtle is the lord-- : the science and the life of Albert Einstein
Title
Subtle is the lord--
Title remainder
the science and the life of Albert Einstein
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Pais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of Albert Einstein, told through various scientific and technical correspondences, including those with Michele Besso. Pais discusses the world of physics before Einstein, during Einstein's time and the impact on the scientific world after his death
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1918-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pais, Abraham
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Physics
Label
Subtle is the lord-- : the science and the life of Albert Einstein, Abraham Pais
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purpose and plan -- Relativity theory and quantum theory -- Portrait of the physicist as a young man -- Entropy and probability -- The reality of molecules -- "Subtle is the Lord-- " -- The new kinematics -- The edge of history -- "The happiest thought of my life" -- Herr Professor Einstein -- The Prague papers -- The Einstein-Grossmann collaboration -- Field theories of gravitation : the first fifty years -- The field equations of gravitation -- The new dynamics -- "The suddenly famous Doctor Einstein" -- Unified field theory -- Preliminaries -- The light quantum -- Einstein and specific heats -- The photon -- Interlude : the BKS proposal -- A loss of identity : the birth of quantum statistics -- Einstein as a transitional figure : the birth of wave mechanics -- Einstein's response to the new dynamics -- Einstein's vision -- The final decade -- Epilogue -- Of tensors and a hearing aid and many other things : Einstein's collaborators -- How Einstein got the Nobel prize -- Einstein's proposals for the Nobel prize -- An Einstein chronology
Control code
8195995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 552 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198539070
Lccn
82002273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)17582
Label
Subtle is the lord-- : the science and the life of Albert Einstein, Abraham Pais
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purpose and plan -- Relativity theory and quantum theory -- Portrait of the physicist as a young man -- Entropy and probability -- The reality of molecules -- "Subtle is the Lord-- " -- The new kinematics -- The edge of history -- "The happiest thought of my life" -- Herr Professor Einstein -- The Prague papers -- The Einstein-Grossmann collaboration -- Field theories of gravitation : the first fifty years -- The field equations of gravitation -- The new dynamics -- "The suddenly famous Doctor Einstein" -- Unified field theory -- Preliminaries -- The light quantum -- Einstein and specific heats -- The photon -- Interlude : the BKS proposal -- A loss of identity : the birth of quantum statistics -- Einstein as a transitional figure : the birth of wave mechanics -- Einstein's response to the new dynamics -- Einstein's vision -- The final decade -- Epilogue -- Of tensors and a hearing aid and many other things : Einstein's collaborators -- How Einstein got the Nobel prize -- Einstein's proposals for the Nobel prize -- An Einstein chronology
Control code
8195995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 552 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198539070
Lccn
82002273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)17582

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