Einstein the Formative Years, 1879-1909

Einstein the Formative Years This volume brings together some of the best recent scholarship on what might be termed Einstein s formative period that is the thirty years before he obtained his first academic position in To

  • Title: Einstein the Formative Years, 1879-1909
  • Author: Don Howard John J. Stachel
  • ISBN: 9780817636234
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume brings together some of the best recent scholarship on what might be termed Einstein s formative period, that is, the thirty years before he obtained his first academic position in 1909 Topics covered include Einstein s early reading and his university education, his early views on scientific method and some of the crucial philosophical influences shaping thosThis volume brings together some of the best recent scholarship on what might be termed Einstein s formative period, that is, the thirty years before he obtained his first academic position in 1909 Topics covered include Einstein s early reading and his university education, his early views on scientific method and some of the crucial philosophical influences shaping those views, his early work on statistical mechanics, Brownian motion, quantum theory, relativity theory, and his youthful vision of a unified foundation for physics Seven of the eight papers appear here in print for the first time The contributors draw extensively upon much of the interesting new documentation, such as personal letters, including love letters to his fiancee, and unpublished manuscripts, that has come to light in the course of work on the first several volumes of it The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein This engaging book examining the young Einstein from a variety of perspectives personal, scientific, historical, and philosophical will be accessible to a broad general readership.

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