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

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Subject Index
Abraham-Einstein debate, 231-232
Abraham theory of gravitation, 229-235
Aether, 20-21; see also Michelson-Morley experiment
aberration of light and, 117-119
definitions of, 111
Einstein and, 130-131, 313
Fresnel's hypothesis, 123, 124
Hertz and, 119, 120
historical accounts, 119-128
Larmor and, 126
Lorentz and, 166-167
Maxwell and, 111, 112, 119-120
Michelson and, 112
Poincaré and, 127-128
review of theories, 111-112
special relativity and, 114-115, 138
Aether drift, 140
nonzero, 113-114
Akademie Olympia, 47
Ampère's molecular currents, 246-247
Analytical mechanics, 203
Anti-semitism, 184-186, 192, 314-317, 502
Atomic nucleus, 326-327
Atomic theory, 79-82
Atomic weapons, 454, 474, 490
Atomicity of matter, see Molecular reality
Atoms, molecules vs, 80
Avogadro's law, 81
extension of, 88
Avogadro's number, methods of determining
Brownian motion and, 88-92, 94-95, 99
current knowledge about, 95
Einstein's, 55, 56, 88, 89, 92, 94-95, 103, 375
Loschmidt's, 84-85
molecular reality and, 88, 89, 92, 94-95
overdetermination of, 94-95
Planck's law of blackbody radiation and, 99- 100
Perrin's review of, 99
Barnett effect, 246
Bavarian Academy, 450
Beta decay, 326, 327
Beta rays, 359
Bending of light, 181-182
is detectable, 194-200
Einstein's progress recapitulated, 303-305
general relativity theory and, 30
Nordström vs Einstein-Grossmann theories, 240
solar eclipse expeditions, 268, 273, 303, 304
Bianchi identities, 256, 258, 274-278
Big bang, 289
Binding energy, 149
Black holes, 269, 270, 278, 279
Blackbody radiation, 27; see also Planck's law of blackbody radiation
Einstein on, 20, 402-405
energy fluctuations of, 20
history of, from 1859 to 1926, 371
Kirchhoff's law of, 26, 364-366
and light-quanta, 364-378
Lummer and Pringsheim on, 366, 368
new derivation of, 58
Nichols on, 366
Paschen's experiment, 366, 368
Planck on, see Planck's law of blackbody radiation
as problem in theoretical physics, 28
Rubens on, 366, 368
Rubens-Kurlbaum paper, 366
Stefan-Boltmann law, 365
Wien's law, 365-368, 402, 406, 409
Bohr, Niels
Einstein's knowledge of work of, 416
Einstein's personal relationship with, 416, 417, 420
experimental evidence and acceptance of new ideas, 385-386
Nobel prize, 503, 505, 506, 508, 510, 511
photons, see also Bohr-Kramers-Slater
proposal
resistance to, 24
waves vs, 418-419
quantum theory, 28, 361-363
complementarity interpretation of quantum mechanics, 444, 456
Einstein dialogue with, 6-9, 443, 448
probability interpretation of, 6-9
spectra, 407

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • To the Reader vii
  • Contents (entries in Italics Are Almost Entirely Biographical) xi
  • I- Introductory 3
  • 1- Purpose and Plan 5
  • 2- Relativity Theory and Quantum Theory 26
  • 3 - Portrait of the Physicist as a Young Man 49
  • II- Statistical Physics 53
  • 4- Entropy and Probability 55
  • 5- The Reality of Molecules 79
  • III- Relativity, the Special Theory 109
  • 6- ''subtle is the Lord . . .'' 111
  • 7- The New Kinematics 138
  • 8- The Edge of History 163
  • IV- Relativity, the General Theory 175
  • 9- ''The Happiest Thought of My Life'' 177
  • References 184
  • 10- Herr Professor Einstein 190
  • 11- The Prague Papers 192
  • 12- The Einstein-Grossmann Collaboration 208
  • 12- The Einstein-Grossmann Collaboration 208
  • References 228
  • 13- Field Theories of Gravitation 237
  • 14- The Field Equations of Gravitation 239
  • 15 - The New Dynamics 292
  • V- The Later Journey 297
  • 16- ''The Suddenly Famous Doctor Einstein'' 299
  • 17- Unified Field Theory 325
  • VI - The Quantum Theory 355
  • 18 - Preliminaries 363
  • 19- The Light-Quantum 364
  • 20- Einstein and Specific Heats 389
  • 21- The Photon 402
  • 22- Interlude- The Bks Proposal 416
  • 23- A Loss of Identity 423
  • 24- Einstein as a Transitional Figure 435
  • 25- Einstein''s Response to the New Dynamics 440
  • 26- Einstein''s Vision 460
  • VII- Journey''s End 471
  • 27- The Final Decade 473
  • 28- Epilogue 479
  • VIII- Appendices 481
  • 29- Of Tensors and a Hearing Aid and Many Other Things 483
  • 30- How Einstein Got the Nobel Prize 502
  • 31 - Einstein''s Proposals for the Nobel Prize 518
  • 32- An Einstein Chronology 520
  • Name Index 531
  • Subject Index 539
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