Einstein: The First Hundred Years

Einstein: The First Hundred Years

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: Maurice Goldsmith, Alan Mackay, James Woudhuysen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152875

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Einstein: The First Hundred Years presents the great contribution of Albert Einstein to the development of science. This book discusses the significant role of Einstein's existence as a scientist who turned out to be a great public figure that changed the society's consciousness of science for good. Organized into five parts encompassing 17 chapters, this book begins with an overview of Albert Einstein's achievement as the greatest theoretical physicist of his age and he was universally recognized at 37. This text then provides Einstein's major contribution to the special and general theories of relativity. Other chapters consider Einstein's work on the development of quantum theory for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1921. This book discusses as well Brownian movement and statistical theories by Einstein. The final chapter deals with the increasing widespread interest in Einstein's work. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, physicists, teachers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements

    The Science Policy Foundation


    1. The Man


    Personal Reminiscences

    To Albert Einstein on his 75th Birthday

    Brief thoughts on the Theory of Relativity

    2. The Impact on Science

    Assessing Einstein's Impact on Today's Science by Citation Analysis

    The Excellence of Einstein's Theory of Gravitation

    Einstein and Non-Locality in the Quantum Theory

    Einstein as Guru? The Case of Bose

    3. The Impact on Society

    The Theory of Relativity and our World View

    The Brain of Einstein

    4. The Impact on World Affairs

    Einstein the Pacifist Warrior

    Einstein's Political Struggle

    Einstein on Civil Liberties

    5. The Impact on the Arts

    Einstein and Architecture

    Einstein and Art

    Einstein and Science Fiction

    Einstein and Relativity Theory in Modern Literature


    Einstein and Other Seekers of the Larger View

    Name Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152875

About the Editors

Maurice Goldsmith

Alan Mackay

James Woudhuysen

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