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Author Gutfreund, Hanoch, author.

Title The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures / Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]


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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  530.11 GUTFREUND    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 415 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note "Featuring Einstein's Classic Text, The Meaning of Relativity, in its Historical Context" -- title page.
Contents Einstein's first trip to America -- Structure and contents of the meaning of relativity -- Physics and geometry -- The principles of general relativity -- The first solutions and the challenge of their interpretation -- Einstein and astronomers -- The genesis of relativistic cosmology -- The controversy over gravitational waves -- Philosophical debates on general relativity -- The quest for a unified field theory -- Early monographs on relativity -- Beyond the formative years -- Space and time in pre-relativity physics -- The theory of special relativity -- The general theory of relativity -- The general theory of relativity (continued).
Subject Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Relativitätstheorie. English.
Relativitätstheorie (Einstein, Albert) (OCoLC)fst01362959
General relativity (Physics) -- History -- 20th century.
General relativity (Physics) (OCoLC)fst00939815
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Renn, Jürgen, 1956- author.
ISBN 9780691174631 (hardcover)
0691174636 (hardcover)
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