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The Resource The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn

The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn

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The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece
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The road to relativity
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the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece
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Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
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eng
Summary
This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and insightful page-by-page commentary that places the text in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Published on the centennial of Einstein's general theory of relativity and featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout.--
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Gutfreund, Hanoch
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1956-
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Renn, Jürgen
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
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The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
The charm of a manuscript -- Einstein's intellectual odyssey to general relativity -- The annotated manuscript -- Bibliographical notes to the annotation pages -- Postscript: the drama continues -- A chronology of the genesis of general relativity and its formative years -- Physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers relevant to Einstein's thinking -- Recommended reading -- English translation of Einstein's paper
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FIEb17784943
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xviii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691162539
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)902852854
Label
The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece, Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The charm of a manuscript -- Einstein's intellectual odyssey to general relativity -- The annotated manuscript -- Bibliographical notes to the annotation pages -- Postscript: the drama continues -- A chronology of the genesis of general relativity and its formative years -- Physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers relevant to Einstein's thinking -- Recommended reading -- English translation of Einstein's paper
Control code
FIEb17784943
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xviii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691162539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902852854

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