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Author Gutfreund, Hanoch, author.

Title The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece / Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource.
text file PDF
Series EBL-Schweitzer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The charm of a manuscript -- Einstein's intellectual odyssey to general relativity -- The annotated manuscript -- Bibliographical notes to the annotation pages -- Postscript: the drama continues -- A chronology of the genesis of general relativity and its formative years -- Physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers relevant to Einstein's thinking -- Recommended reading -- English translation of Einstein's paper.
Summary This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and an insightful page-by-page commentary that places the work in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout.
Language In English.
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Subject Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. English.
Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (Einstein, Albert)
General relativity (Physics) -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Renn, Jürgen, 1956- author.
Other Form: Print version: Gutfreund, Hanoch. Road to relativity 9780691162539 (DLC) 2014027854 (OCoLC)902852854
ISBN 9781400865765 (electronic bk.)
140086576X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1515/9781400865765