A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein (Google eBook)

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Stephen Hawking
Running Press, Jul 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
6 Reviews
With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it ?a gem of a collectionOCO while "New Scientist" magazine notes the ?thrill of reading EinsteinOCOs own words.OCO From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, "A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion" belongs in every science fanOCOs library.
  

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Review: A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

User Review  - Erickson - Goodreads

As usual, lucid writing from Einstein with his very firm opinions on his ideas. Will re-read this again once I master tensors and general relativity. Read full review

Review: A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

User Review  - Erickson Tjoa - Goodreads

As usual, lucid writing from Einstein with his very firm opinions on his ideas. Will re-read this again once I master tensors and general relativity. Read full review

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Contents

THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY
1
RELATIVITY THE SPECIAL AND GENERAL THEORY
125
SIDELIGHTS ON RELATIVITY
235
SELECTION FROM THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY SPACE AND TIME IN PRERELATIVITY PHYSICS
263
SELECTIONS FROM THE EVOLUTION OF PHYSICS RELATIVITY FIELD AND QUANTA
283
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
337
SELECTIONS FROM OUT OF MY LATER YEARS
383
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About the author (2009)

Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. As a student at Oxford University, Hawking studied Physics, and after three years was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science. After gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became a Research Fellow, and later on a Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Widely regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking has held the post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge since 1979. Most famous for his research on black holes, he has written the books A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes, a collection of essays published in 1993. He also authored the books On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, and The Grand Design. Hawking is also the author of numerous articles for scientific papers, has 12 honorary degrees and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in his early 20s and is now confined to a wheelchair. He uses a computer device to help him speak. Hawking holds a professorship at the University of Oxford.

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