The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol 6 ebook free download

 

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol 6 ebook free download

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol 6 ebook free download

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol 6 ebook free download

 

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 6:

In the period covered by Ibis volume, E!ins1ein ·s life and career emered a new phase, which we characterize as the Berlin years. His appointment as salaried member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences placed him at the focus of the scientific community of his time-a major change from his professorship at the ETH in more peripheral Zurich. This new appointment also had major consequences for his personal life: during the Berlin years Einslein became more and more of a public figure, whose opinion on nonscientific issues was sought with increasing frequency. Indeed, this first volume of the Berlin years already contains some nonscientific items, two relating to the First World War (Docs. 8 and 20), and a brief statement on the deleterious effect of the traditional final secondary school exam in the German school system (Ein- stein J9/7h (Doc. 49]).11 culmination of an unhappy period in Einstein’s private life: the estrangement from bis wife Mileva, which bad started in Zurich, finally led to a separation. After only a few months spent with Einstein in Berlin, Mileva and the two boys, Hans Albert and Eduard, returned to Zurich.121 During the war years Einstein’s relationship with his cousin Elsa Lowenthal, whose presence there bad helped attract him to Berlin, continued and strengthened. After his di· vorce from Mileva in February 1919 he married Elsa in June of the same year. The first Berlin years saw the conclusion of a task that had occupied much of Einstein’s time and energy since his return from Prague to Zurich in the late summer of 1912: the work on a theory of gravitation. With the publica- tion in November 1915 of Einstein 1915/, 1915g, and J915i (Docs. 21, 22, and 25), in which generally covariant field equations were derived, the theory was completed. lls successful explanation of the observed anomaly in the mo- tion of the periheHon of Mercury in Einstein J9/5h (Doc. 24) gave the theory crucial empirical support. Although Einstein continued to work out further1 The early months of the Berlin years also mark the  consequences of the theory, aod wrote a major review paper (Einstein J916e [Doc. 30]) as well as a popular exposi1ion (Einstein J917a [Doc. 42]), he now had time once agai n to pursue other interests, returning, in particular, to quantum theory. His two papers on the emission and absorption of rad.iation in quantum theory (Einstein 1916j and Einstein 19J6n [Docs. 34 and 38]) represent a major step forward in the field. Other features of this volume are the papers resulting from Einstein’s col- laboration with the Dutch physicist Wander Johannes de Haas on an experi- mental investigation of the existence of Ampere’s molecular currents.1>1 as well as his first appearance as a technical expert in a patent dispute.I•! The volume concludes with two appendixes: the first one summarizes student notes for two lecture courses given by Einstein at the Uni versily of Berlin (in 1916/1917 and 19 17/1918, respeclively), supplementing his own lecture notes for a course on relativity from 1914/1915, which are presented here as Doc. 6. The second appendix presents notes by an auditor of part of a set of lectures on relativity given by Eins:ein in Gottingen in early summer 19 15.

 

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol 6 ebook free download

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