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
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
P26 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
"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, Abraham Pais
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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
15993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 552 p., [9] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195204384
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
82002273
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm08195995
  • (OCoLC)8195995

Library Locations

    • Harris County Public LibraryBorrow it
      138 N. College Street, Hamilton, GA, 31811, US
      32.740513 -84.868004

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...