Einstein A to Z

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 29, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Einstein was the twentieth century's most celebrated scientist - a man who developed the theory of relativity, revolutionised physics and became an iconic genius in the popular imagination. Essays range from the reasonably scientific including the theory of relativity, to the odd and engaging, such as Einstein's brain, his favourite jokes and films. Einstein A to Z provides a vibrant overview of the man and his achievements.
 

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A is for absentmindedness, and yes, the greatest scientist of the 20th century was a stereotypically absentminded professor. E is for his famous equation on the relation between energy and mass, which ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Absentmindedness
3
AntiSemitism
4
Arms Race
8
Atomic Bomb
9
Awards
16
Beauty and Equations
17
Besso Michele
18
League of Nations
153
Lemaître Georges
154
Lenard Philipp
156
Lorentz Hendrik
158
Mach Ernst
161
Mathematics
164
McCarthyism
166
MichelsonMorley Experiment
167

Black Holes
21
Bohr Niels Henrik David
25
Books about Einstein
30
Born Max
33
BoseEinstein Condensate
34
Brain
36
Brownian Motion
39
Career
41
Causality
44
Childhood
46
Children
49
Clothes
58
Communism
59
Correspondence
62
Cosmological Constant
63
Cosmology
65
Curie Marie
68
Death
70
de Sitter Willem
72
Dukas Helen
74
E mc2
76
Eddington Sir Arthur
79
Education
82
Ehrenfest Paul
85
Einstein Elsa Löwenthal
88
Einstein Mileva Maric
93
Einstein Field Equations
100
EinsteinPodolskyRosen Argument
101
Einstein Ring
106
Einstein Tower
107
Einsteinium
108
Ether
110
FBI
113
Freud Sigmund
116
Friedmann Alexander
117
Germany
119
God
124
Gravitation
126
Gravitational Waves
128
Grossmann Marcel
129
Hair
131
Heisenberg Werner Karl
132
Hidden Variables
137
Hilbert David
138
Hitler Adolf
141
Inventions
142
Israel
144
Japan
146
Jokes about Einstein
148
Judaism
149
KaluzaKlein Theory
151
Millikan Robert
171
Miracle Year
174
Monroe Marilyn
179
Myths and Misconceptions
181
Nazism
184
Newton Isaac
188
Nobel Prize in Physics
190
Olympia Academy
195
Oppenheimer J Robert
197
Pacifism
199
Parents
202
Patent Office
205
Pauli Wolfgang Ernst
207
Photochemistry
209
Photoelectric Effect
210
Photons
213
Pipe
215
Planck Max
216
Poincaré Henri
220
Popular Works
222
Positivism
223
Princeton
226
Quantum Mechanics
230
Reference Frames
237
Relativity General Theory of
239
Relativity Special Theory of
247
Religion
255
Roosevelt Franklin D
258
RussellEinstein Manifesto
260
Schroedinger Erwin
261
Solvay Conferences
265
SpaceTime
267
Spinoza Baruch Benedictus
268
Stark Johannes
270
Switzerland
272
Thought Experiments
274
Time Travel
276
Twin Paradox
279
Uncertainty Principle
280
Unified Theory
282
United States
284
Violin
288
WaveParticle Duality
289
Women Einstein and
291
Wormholes
293
Zionism
295
Acknowledgments
298
Selected Bibliography
300
Index
302
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KAREN C. FOX has written for Science, New Scientist, Discovery Channel Online, ABCNEWS.com, and UPI.

ARIES KECK is the health and science reporter for WHYY-FM, Philadelphia’s public radio station.

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