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Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

Autor/a de Relativity: The Special and General Theory

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Sobre l'autor

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He spent his childhood in Munich where his family owned a small machine shop. By the age of twelve, Einstein had taught himself Euclidean Geometry. His family moved to Milan, where he stayed for a year, and he used it as an excuse to drop out of mostra'n més school, which bored him. He finished secondary school in Aarau, Switzerland and entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Einstein graduated in 1900, by studying the notes of a classmate since he did not attend his classes out of boredom, again. His teachers did not like him and would not recomend him for a position in the University. For two years, Einstein worked as a substitute teacher and a tutor before getting a job, in 1902, as an examiner for a Swiss patent office in Bern. In 1905, he received his doctorate from the University of Zurich for a theoretical dissertation on the dimension of molecules. Einstein also published three theoretical papers of central importance to the development of 20th Century physics. The first was entitled "Brownian Motion," and the second "Photoelectric Effort," which was a revolutionary way of thinking and contradicted tradition. No one accepted the proposals of the first two papers. Then the third one was published in 1905 and called "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies." Einstein's words became what is known today as the special theory of relativity and said that the physical laws are the same in all inertial reference systems and that the speed of light in a vacuum is a universal constant. Virtually no one understood or supported Einstein's argument. Einstein left the patent office in 1907 and received his first academic appointment at the University of Zurich in 1909. In 1911, he moved to a German speaking university in Prague, but returned to Swiss National Polytechnic in Zurich in 1912. By 1914, Einstein was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Physics in Berlin. His chief patron in those early days was German physicist Max Planck and lent much credibility to Einstein's work. Einstein began working on generalizing and extending his theory of relativity, but the full general theory was not published until 1916. In 1919, he predicted that starlight would bend in the vicinity of a massive body, such as the sun. This theory was confirmed during a solar eclipse and cause Einstein to become world renowned after the phenomenon. Einstein received be Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. With his new fame, Einstein attempted to further his own political and social views. He supported pacifism and Zionism and opposed Germany's involvement in World War I. His support of Zionism earned him attacks from both Anti-Semitic and right wing groups in Germany. Einstein left Germany for the United States when Hitler came into power, taking a position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Once there, he renounced his stand on pacifism in the face of Nazi rising power. In 1939 he collaborated with other physicists in writing a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt informing him of the possibility that the Nazis may in fact be attempting to create an atomic bomb. The letter bore only Einstein's signature but lent credence to the letter and spurred the U.S. race to create the bomb first. Einstein became an American citizen in 1940. After the war, Einstein was active in international disarmament as well as world government. He was offered the position of President of Israel but turned the honor down. Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Albert Einstein in 1947 [Photograph by Oren Jack Turner, Princeton, N.J.; source: Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b46036]


Obres de Albert Einstein

Ideas and Opinions (1934) 1,949 exemplars
The World as I See It (1934) 1,038 exemplars
L'Evolució de la física (1938) 899 exemplars
The Meaning of Relativity (1922) 744 exemplars
Out of My Later Years (1950) 668 exemplars
The Principle of Relativity (1923) 405 exemplars
The World As I See It (Abridged) (2001) 243 exemplars
Essays in Science (1934) 229 exemplars
The Theory of Relativity & Other Essays (1950) — Autor — 169 exemplars
Albert Einstein, The Human Side (1979) 165 exemplars
Essays in Humanism (1950) 155 exemplars
Sidelights on Relativity (1983) 148 exemplars
Why War? (1934) 143 exemplars
The Quotable Einstein (1996) 121 exemplars
The Expanded Quotable Einstein (1996) 93 exemplars
The New Quotable Einstein (2005) 90 exemplars
Einstein on Peace (1605) 74 exemplars
Letters to Solovine: 1906-1955 (1987) 69 exemplars
The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (1996) 58 exemplars
Living Philosophies (1931) 57 exemplars
Teoria dei quanti di luce (1992) 46 exemplars
Albert Einstein (2003) 41 exemplars
Pensieri di un uomo curioso (1997) 30 exemplars
Why Socialism? (1949) 26 exemplars
Briefe. (1981) 25 exemplars
Autobiographical Notes (1982) 25 exemplars
Autobiografia scientifica (1979) 17 exemplars
The Einstein Reader (2006) 16 exemplars
İzafiyet Teorisi (2004) 13 exemplars
Om naturvetenskapen (1963) 12 exemplars
Conceptions scientifiques (1999) 11 exemplars
Notas autobiográficas (1995) 11 exemplars
Essential Einstein (1995) 10 exemplars
Opere scelte (1988) 10 exemplars
Pensées intimes (2000) 9 exemplars
Essays in physics (1950) 6 exemplars
Worte in Zeit und Raum (1991) 6 exemplars
La teoria della relativita (1991) 5 exemplars
El mundo como yo lo veo (2011) 5 exemplars
MIS Creencias (1984) 5 exemplars
Über den Frieden (2004) 5 exemplars
La scienza e la pace (2011) 3 exemplars
Album Einstein (1989) 3 exemplars
Cosmic religion 3 exemplars
Einstein Seyahatnamesi (2019) 3 exemplars
Einstein's Universe (1979) 3 exemplars
Leggendo Lucrezio (2012) 2 exemplars
Builders of the universe (1932) 2 exemplars
Why Socialism? 2 exemplars
Como vejo o mundo (2015) 2 exemplars
Albert Einstein 2 exemplars
Fikirler ve Tercihler (2000) 2 exemplars
La relativité (1956) 2 exemplars
Einstein Entre Comillas (1997) 2 exemplars
Einstein e i filosofi (2009) 2 exemplars
Lettres d'amour et de sciences (1993) 2 exemplars
Tre breve om krigen og freden (1991) 2 exemplars
Zeiten des Staunens. (1999) 2 exemplars
Obervations 1 exemplars
O poder nu 1 exemplars
Lucha Contra La Guerra, La (1986) 1 exemplars
Essays in Physics 1 exemplars
Caminos Abiertos 1 exemplars
The Valley Of Fear 1 exemplars
Einsteini ütlemisi (2001) 1 exemplars
MEU NOME É 1 exemplars
Pisma filozoficzne 1 exemplars
'La fisica 1 exemplars
Mis ideas y visión del mundo (2024) 1 exemplars
Works of Albert Einstein (2009) 1 exemplars
Grundze der Relativitstheorie (1969) 1 exemplars
Newton the Man 1 exemplars
Perspektiv og udsyn 1 exemplars
Dunyamiza Bakis (2000) 1 exemplars
Dnyamza Bak 1 exemplars
Fiziin Evrimi 1 exemplars
The Laureates' Anthology (1990) 1 exemplars
Mi panorama mundial 1 exemplars
Space-Time 1 exemplars
Ozel Ve Genel Gorelelik Kurami (2009) 1 exemplars
Albert Einstein vogatott ai (2005) 1 exemplars
Essays in physics 1 exemplars
Göreliligin Anlami (2000) 1 exemplars
Historic Recordings 1930-1947 (2005) 1 exemplars
Relativity 1 exemplars

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Col·laborador — 802 exemplars
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The Universe and Dr. Einstein (1948) — Pròleg, algunes edicions634 exemplars
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Where Is Science Going? (1750) — Pròleg — 38 exemplars
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
All About Us (1947) — Pròleg, algunes edicions24 exemplars
Great companions : critical memoirs of some famous friends (1959) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Albert Einstein (1977) — Associated Name — 21 exemplars
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