Albert Einstein and the Frontiers of Physics

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FURTHER READING

Biographies

Bernstein, Jeremy. Einstein. New York: Penguin, 1986.

Clark, Ronald. Einstein:The Life and Times. New York:Avon, 1984.

Frank, Philipp. Einstein: His Life and Times. New York: Da Capo, 1989.

French, A. P., ed. Einstein:A Centenary Volume. London: Heinemann, 1979.

Goldenstern, Joyce. Albert Einstein: Physicist and Genius. Springfield, N. J.: Enslow, 1995.

Ireland, Karin. Albert Einstein. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Silver Burdett, 1989.

Pais, Abraham. Einstein Lived Here. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

———. Subtle is the Lord. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.The scientific parts of this book are quite difficult, but the biographical parts can be read by anyone.


Books on Einstein's Physics

Bernstein, Jeremy. Quantum Profiles. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Einstein,Albert. Relativity. New York: Crown, 1961.

Geroch, Robert. General Relativity from A to B. Chicago: University Press of Chicago, 1978.

Sartori, Leo. Understanding Relativity: A Simplified Approach to Einstein's Theories. Berkeley: University of Califor nia Press, 1995.

Taylor, E. F., and J. A.Wheeler. Spacetime Physics. New York: Freeman, 1992.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Preface - How I Did Not Get to Meet Albert Einstein 8
  • Chapter 1 - Einstein When Young 17
  • Chapter 2 - The Miracle Year 38
  • Chapter 3 - The Strange Story of the Quantum 67
  • Chapter 4 - Professor Einstein's Happiest Thought 88
  • Chapter 5 - Einstein's Cosmology 117
  • Chapter 6 - The Stranger Story of the Quantum 126
  • Chapter 7 - 112 Mercer Street 145
  • Chapter 8 - Einstein's Legacy 168
  • Coda - How I Did Get to See Einstein 173
  • Appendix - The Michelson-Morley Experiment 174
  • Chronology 183
  • Further Reading 185
  • Index 187
  • Picture Credits 191
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