Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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also open a way for a derivation of the Einstein-Grossmann gravitation equations in a way independent of physical assumptions. The proof of the existence or nonexistence of such a connection would be an important theoretical advance.' A final footnote states that one of the reasons given by Einstein and Grossmann [E1] for the nonexistence of such a connection was incorrect, namely, the allegedly wrong weak-field properties of the Ricci tensor (Chapter 12).Thus, early in 1914, just fifty years after Maxwell's first attempt at a gravitation field theory, Einstein was not yet quite there but he was closing in, as the final remark of the Einstein-Fokker paper clearly indicates. That it took him almost another two years before he had the final answer was due in part to important changes which were about to take place in his personal life, as we shall see next.
References
A1. M. Abraham, Jahrb. Rad. Elekt. 11, 470 ( 1914).
A2. -----, Arch. Math. Phys. 20, 193 ( 1912).
A3. -----, Phys. Zeitschr. 13, 1, 4 ( 1912).
A4. -----, Phys. Zeitschr. 13, 310 ( 1912).
A5. -----, AdP 38, 1056 ( 1912).
A6. -----, Phys. Zeitschr. 13, 793 ( 1913).
A7. -----, AdP 39, 444 ( 1912).
B1. M. Born and M. von Laue, Phys. Zeitschr. 24, 49 ( 1923).
D1. R. H. Dicke, Ann. Phys. 31, 235 ( 1965).
E1. A. Einstein and M. Grossmann, Z. Math. Physik. 62, 225 ( 1913).
E2. -----, AdP 38, 355, 443 ( 1912).
E3. -----, letter to H. A. Lorentz, August 14, 1913.
E3a. -----, AdP 31, 639, ( 1916).
E4. -----, AdP 33, 898 ( 1911).
E5. -----, AdP 38, 355 ( 1912), Sec. 4.
E6. -----, AdP 38, 1059 ( 1912).
E7. -----, AdP 39, 704 ( 1912).
E8. -----, letter to L. Hopf, August 16, 1912.
E9. -----, letter to M. Besso, late 1913; EB, p. 50.
E10. -----, two letters to H. Zangger; one, undated, from late 1913 or early 1914 and the other dated July 7, 1915.
E11. -----, Phys. Zeitschr. 14, 1249 ( 1913); 15, 108 ( 1914).
E12. -----, Scientia 13, 337 ( 1914).
E13. -----, Phys. Zeitschr. 13, 176 ( 1914).
E14. -----, letter to H. Zangger, undated, late 1913 or early 1914.
E15. -----, letter to E. Freundlich, undated, early 1914.
E16. -----, letter to H. Zangger, March 10, 1914.
E17. ----- in Albert Einstein, Philosopher-Scientist ( P. Schilpp, Ed.), pp. 63-5. Tudor, New York, 1949.
E18. ----- and A. D. Fokker, AdP 44, 321 ( 1914).
F1. A. D. Fokker, Phys. Zeitschr. 13, 96 (1914).

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