This book goes beyond his remarkable intellect and accomplishments to examine the man himself, from the skeptical, erratic student to the world’s greatest physicist to the fallen-from-grace celebrity.
Author: David Bodanis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“What Bodanis does brilliantly is to give us a feel for Einstein as a person. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that does this as well” (Popular Science). In this “fascinating” biography, the acclaimed author of E=mc2 reveals that in spite of his indisputable brilliance, Albert Einstein found himself ignored by most working scientists during the final decades of his life, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends (Forbes). How did this happen? Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity, and helped lead us into the atomic age. This book goes beyond his remarkable intellect and accomplishments to examine the man himself, from the skeptical, erratic student to the world’s greatest physicist to the fallen-from-grace celebrity. An intimate biography that “imparts fresh insight into the genius—and failures—of the 20th century’s most celebrated scientist,” Einstein’s Greatest Mistake reveals what we owe Einstein today—and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws (Publishers Weekly). Named a Science Book of the Year by the Sunday Times and one of the Top Five Science Books of 2016 by ABC News Australia, this unique book “offers a window onto Einstein’s achievements and missteps, as well as his life—his friendships, his complicated love life (two marriages, many affairs) and his isolation from other scientists at the end of his life” (BookPage).
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the foundations for the constant speed of ... rule out this possibility, we need to
retain the second postulate, or some variant of it.27 einstein's seConD Big mistake ...
Author: Hans C. Ohanian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“A thought-provoking critique of Einstein’s tantalizing combination of brilliance and blunder.”—Andrew Robinson, New Scientist Never before translated into English, the Manimekhalai is one of the great classics of Indian culture.
How Einstein was Wrong about E=MC2 Einstein made three basic mistakes in
his interpretation of the E=MC equation. Einstein's first mistake with E=MC was to
take a simple equation and then try to interpret it with two contradictory and ...
Lepore makes two mistakes here. First, he assumes inaccuracies accrue to the
simple thought experiment. But this is the condition of any experiment; we ignore
in order to control and with the recognition that we are leaving out factors we do ...
Author: Sal Restivo
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book reviews the research on Einstein’s brain from a sociological perspective and in the context of the social brain paradigm. Instead of “Einstein, the genius of geniuses” standing on the shoulders of giants, Restivo proposes a concept of Einstein the social being standing on the shoulders of social networks. Rather than challenging Einstein’s uniqueness or the uniqueness of his achievements, the book grounds Einstein and his achievements in a social ecology opposed to the myths of the “I,” individualism, and the very idea of “genius.” “Einstein” is defined by the particular configuration of social networks that he engaged as his life unfolded, not by biological inheritances.
He published his results in June 1916 , but he wasn ' t satisfied with his
calculation , and after checking it through , he found he had made a mistake . He
therefore published a second paper in 1918 correcting the mistake and
extending the ...
Author: Barry Parker
Acclaimed science writer Parker completes his trilogy on Einstein with this new work which introduces a wealth of new material and shows the incredibly wide-ranging influence of Einstein's many discoveries.
We shall see that these further developments of the relativity programme issued
in Einstein ' s derivation of his ... Let us recall that the heuristics of STR consists of two components : a condition of Lorentz - covariance to be satisfied ... By using
Einsteinian methods , Planck corrected a mistake made by Einstein in his EMB .
Author: Elie Zahar
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Einstein's Revolution is a textbook on relativity written from a historical-methodological point of view. It can be used as an account of Einstein's physical theory even if the reader has no sympathy with the author's philosophical standpoint, or it can be read for the author's philosophical argument, without the reader having to follow all the details of the physics. The work challenges a distinction made by the Vienna Circle an still influential today: the distinction between "the context of discovery" and "the context of justification." According to the traditional view, the context of discovery calls for no rational reconstruction and belongs, in effect, to psychology, while only latter is subject to a proper logic of appraisal. Against these theses, Zahar shows that there is a logic of discovery and that it plays an important role in the appraisal of theories.
Einstein ' s second error or misunderstanding arose from his failure to perceive
that the angle which his rods bore to the centre of the spinning disc was not
relevant . These rods may lie along the circumference or radially , it makes no ...
actually called for a deflection of starlight at the edge of the Sun by 1.7 seconds of
an arc , that is , double what he had ... mistakes in his work , which led to German
astronomers castigating him as entirely untrustworthy and second rate .
Author: Aant Elzinga
Publisher: Science History Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In essence, Einstein did not win the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1921 for developing the theory of relativity. Instead the committee in charge considered his work on the photoelectric effect more worthy of attention. Here Elzinga (history of ideas and history of science emeritus, U. of Goteborg), working from his research in the Nobel archives of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, describes the complex story of how and why Einstein received the award, having been nominated 60 times from 1910 to 1922. He explores the possibilities of who and what were responsible for the sole successful nomination, the scientific community's skepticism about relativity, the role philosophy, politics and culture had in science in the cold war after the First World War, and what it was about Einstein himself that may have encouraged or discouraged the committee.
tivity that reality is no more important than appearance , and that the mistaken
notion of the misinformed may with perfect legitimacy ... constant velocity V . Are two events ( e . g . the two strokes of lightning Einstein ' s Special Relativity Loc :
When he sees it , snapping the picture takes only a second ... In Einstein's Mistakes : The Human Failings of Genius ( W. W. Norton , $ 24.95 , excerpted
below ) , Hans Ohanian writes that Albert often let his intuition overrule flawed
proofs and ...
The two men joined to write up their contrasting points of view in a joint paper . ...
again in his beautifully slow , clear , well - modulated and humorous way , “ Of
course I may be wrong ; but perhaps I have earned the right to make my mistakes
Several distinguished scientists explain and expand upon the theory that revolutionized scientific theory, defining gravity and the meaning of relativity and assessing the theory's impact on various scientific disciplines
He wanders up wrong alleys of thought . But he never ... This left the young man
free to keep his work entirely original by uncovering the mistakes himself .
KOHLER OF KOHLER Second only to his work is Einstein's love for music . He
J. J. Boyd ( December 1980 letters ) had to feed 1.5kW into two 9 - metre lengths
of wire , the electrical equivalent of trying ... chapter on the history of science ; as Einstein's dogged , but mistaken , critic , he has written himself into that history .
... from strife ( II ) . Still more obviously , there must be something wrong with the
starting position ( b ' ) — of the revolutionaries which has made them harmful
philosophers of physics . ... The only other part of EISR is Einstein's second mistake .
Author: American Association of Physics TeachersPublish On: 1963
It is at least a symbolic mistake — symbolic of the way a biographer's
preconceptions interact with his material. ... as Einstein said later, "Not
acquainted with the earlier investigations Secondly, as Einstein's first two major
papers of 1905 show, ...
Author: Дмитрий Прохорович ГрибановPublish On: 1987
Apart from his natural - philosophic strained interpretations and mistakes , Hegel
undoubtedly also made conjectures and ... 61 In the second half of the nineteenth
century , furthermore , the Hegelian idealistic dialectics had already been ...
Having chosen the wrong invariants , the relativists need a compensatory mistake at the methodological level – and this ... a light sphere in two different
inertial systems ( Einstein's second postulate of light - speed constancy being
employed ) .
When I found two of her letters in the Einstein Archives , it opened an
investigation that led me to consider a woman I will call Nada Marić as a serious
candidate for Lieserl . ... The murderer had mistaken him for the original borrower
Author: Michele Zackheim
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Investigates the fate of the illegitimate daughter of Albert Einstein, who was left in the care of her maternal grandparents and who mysteriously vanished at the age of eighteen months
When early research failed to confirm his theories of relativity , he was known to
complain that the research was wrong . ... All Einsteins are invited to stick to their
theories , research aside ! ... The second error I term “ let ' s pretend . ” In this ...
Author: Barbara Stevens Barnum
Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company
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