Einstein: His Life and Times

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Da Capo Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
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Much has been written about Albert Einstein, technical and biographical, but very little remains as valuable as this unique hybrid of a book written by Einsteinís colleague and contemporary. Both rich in personal insights and grounded in a deep knowledge of twentieth-century science, Phillip Frank's biography anchors the reader with a lucid overview of physics and draws an intimate portrait of the Nobel PrizeĖwinner.
  

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Contents

EINSTEINS YOUTH AND TRAINING
3
Gymnasium in Munich
10
Student at Zurich
18
CONCEPTIONS OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD
25
Ether as a Mechanical Hypothesis
32
The General Laws of Physics
38
it Science at the End of the Nineteenth Century
45
The Fundamental Hypotheses of the Theory
53
France
194
Nobel Prize Alleged Trip to Russia
201
Structure of the Atom
208
Bohrs Complementarity Principle
212
Unified Field Theory
218
Visiting Professor at Pasadena
224
Racial Purging in German Universities
227
Hostility toward Einstein
231

Consequences of Einsteins Two Hypotheses
55
Relativity of Other Physical Concepts
63
Origin of the Quantum Theory
69
Appointment to Prague
77
TAf Jews in Prague
83
Einstein as a Professor
89
Departure from Prague
98
Invitation to Berlin
106
Relationship with Colleagues
112
Relationship with Students
116
Life in Wartime
123
Role of FourDimensional Space
130
EINSTEIN AS A PUBLIC FIGURE
147
Einstein as a Pacifist
153
TRAVELS THROUGH EUROPE AMERICA
167
Austria
174
England
187
Last Weels in Europe
239
Einsteins Views on Military Service
243
EINSTEINS THEORIES AS POLITICAL WEAPONS AND TARGETS 1 Scientific Theories and Political Ideologies
248
ProFascist Interpretation
250
Einsteins Theories Attached as Expressions of Jew ish Mentality
251
Attitude of the Soviet Philosophy toward Einstein
256
Einsteins Theories as Arguments for Religion
262
EINSTEIN IN THE UNITED STATES 1 The Institute for Advanced Study
265
Einsteins Decision to Join the Institute
268
Einsteins Activities at the Institute
270
Refugee Scholars
276
Einsteins Attitude toward Religion
280
Beginning of the Atomic Age
289
Lr in Princeton
293
follows page
298
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In 1912, Philipp Frank became Einstein's successor at the University of Prague. In 1938, he came to the U.S., where he taught at Harvard. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1966.

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