Friedr.Vieweg & Sohn, 1979, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
In 1979 the world celebrates the centenary of Albert Einstein's birth. This offers an occasion to review his life and his scientific work in retrospect, to survey his importance for our time, and to look forward to future years of scientific research. Undoubtedly, Einstein was one of the key-figures in the intellectual history of our century. He influenced physics and philosophy, as well as politics. The creation of general relativity is one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time, as well as the apex of Einsteins's scientific work. Its full implications for the other fields of physics have become clear only in recent years. The technological possibilities offered by space research have enabled mankind to survey the universe for the first time unhindered by the earth's atmosphere. This has led to new discoveries and has shown that even some of the far-reaching conclusions derived from Einstein's theory are borne out by observation. General relativity, which has for a long time been viewed as an outsider among physical theories because of its mathematical difficulty and complexity, is considered now to be the prototype of theories in the fields of elementary particle physics and even solid state physics.********Table of Contents: The Development of the Theory of Relativity.- Cosmology.- Gravitational Radiation.- Black Holes.- The Black Hole: An Imaginary Conversation with Albert Einstein.- Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Realty Be Considered Complete.- Einstein s Contribution to Statistical Mechanics.- On the History of the Special Relativity Theory .- Einstein s Model for Constructing a Scientific Theory.- Einstein s Treatment of Theoretical Concepts.- Einstein s Importance to Physics, Philosophy and Politics.- Einstein and Zionism.- Birth and Role of the GRG-Organization and the Cultivation of International Relations among Scientists in the Field.- Reminiscences of Albert Einstein from 1908 to 1930.- Mercer Street and other Memories.- Einstein and the Vanity of Academia." Size: 180mm - 250mm. 220 pages. Old book shop stamp on inside of front pastedown. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. DJ. has some shelf-wear, a few marks and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Science & Technology. ISBN: 3528084251. ISBN/EAN: 9783528084257. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16794.