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  The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Gutfreund, H., & Renn, J. (2017). The formative years of relativity: the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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Gutfreund, Hanoch1, Author              
Renn, Jürgen1, Author              
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1Department Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Max Planck Society, escidoc:2266695              

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2017
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 415
 Publishing info: Princeton : Princeton University Press
 Table of Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword
Diana Kormos Buchwald ix
Preface xiii
I Preliminaries 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Einstein's First Trip to America 11
3 Structure and Contents of The Meaning of Relativity 17
II The Emerging World of General Relativity 23
1 Physics and Geometry 25
2 The Principles of General Relativity 34
3 The First Solutions and the Challenge of Their Interpretation 46
4 Einstein and the Astronomers 52
5 The Genesis of Relativistic Cosmology 69
6 The Controversy over Gravitational Waves 94
7 Philosophical Debates on General Relativity 106
8 The Quest for a Unified Field Theory 122
9 Early Monographs on Relativity 140
10 Beyond the Formative Years 155
III Einstein's Book with the Appendixes 159
1 Space and Time in Pre-relativity Physics 161
2 The Theory of Special Relativity 184
3 The General Theory of Relativity 215
4 The General Theory of Relativity (Continued) 239
5 Appendix for the Second Edition: On the "Cosmologic Problem" 269
6 Appendix II (PUP 4th edition, 1953): Generalization of Gravitation Theory 293
7 Appendix II (PUP 5th edition, 1956): Relativistic Theory of the Non-symmetric Field 326
IV The Popular Lectures 361
1 Introductory Remarks 363
2 Einstein's Lectures 366
V Biographical Notes on the Protagonists
of the Formative Years 387
Index 409
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