"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein

Abraham Pais ; [with a new foreword by Sir Roger Penrose]

"Subtle is the Lord" is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought. Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision. The profound transformation Einstein's ideas effected on the physics of the turn of the century is here laid out for the serious reader. Pais also fills many gaps in what we know of Einstein's life - his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. This remarkable volume, written by a physicist who mingled in Einstein's scientific circle, forms a timeless and classic biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science.

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[目次]

  • INTRODUCTORY
  • STATISTICAL PHYSICS
  • RELATIVITY, THE SPECIAL THEORY
  • RELATIVITY, THE GENERAL THEORY
  • THE LATER JOURNEY
  • THE QUANTUM THEORY
  • JOURNEY'S END
  • APPENDICES

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書名 "Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein
著作者等 Pais, Abraham
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 c2005
ページ数 xx, 552 p., [9] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780192806727
NCID BA8886216X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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