9780762435647

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

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    9780762435647

  • ISBN10:

    076243564X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-29
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it "a gem of a collection" while New Scientist magazine notes the "thrill of reading Einstein's own words." From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.

Author Biography

Stephen Hawking has become a “scientific celebrity” of sorts, ever since his A Brief History of Time was published. He has been described as the “most intelligent man in the world today,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times and as “the scientific heir to Einstein, Newton, and Galileo” by People magazine. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Principle of Relativityp. 1
Relativity, the Special and General Theoryp. 125
Sidelights on Relativityp. 235
Selection from The Meaning of Relativity, "Space and Time in Pre-Relativity Physics"p. 263
Selections from The Evolution of Physics, "Relativity, Field" and "Quanta"p. 283
Autobiographical Notesp. 337
Selections from Out of My Later Yearsp. 383
Indexp. 457
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