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The Cambridge companion to Einstein

by Janssen, Michel [editor.]; Lehner, Christoph [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge companions to philosophy.Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: xvi, 562 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521535427 (paperback).Subject(s): Einstein, Albert | Physicists -- Biography | Physics -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 530.092 C144
Contents:
Introduction / Michel Janssen and Christoph Lehner -- Einstein's Copernican Revolution / Jèurgen Renn and Robert Rynasiewicz -- Einstein's special theory of relativity and the problems in the electrodynamics of moving bodies that led him to it / John D. Norton -- Einstein on statistical physics: fluctuations and atomism / A.J. Kox -- The quantum enigma / Olivier Darrigol -- The experimental challenge of light quanta / Roger H. Stuewer -- "No success like failure...": Einstein's quest for general relativity, 1907-1920 / Michel Janssen -- Einstein's role in the creation of Relativistic Cosmology / Christopher Smeenk -- Einstein, gravitational waves, and the theoretician's regress / Daniel J. Kennefick -- Einstein's unified field theory program / Tilman Sauer -- Einstein's realism and his critique of quantum mechanics / Christoph Lehner -- Einstein and the development of twentieth-century philosophy of science / Don Howard -- "A believing rationalist": Einstein and "the truly valuable" in Kant / Thomas Ryckman -- Space, time, and geometry / Michael Friedman -- Einstein's politics / Robert Schulmann -- Appendix: Special relativity / Michel Janssen.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-549) and index.

Introduction / Michel Janssen and Christoph Lehner -- Einstein's Copernican Revolution / Jèurgen Renn and Robert Rynasiewicz -- Einstein's special theory of relativity and the problems in the electrodynamics of moving bodies that led him to it / John D. Norton -- Einstein on statistical physics: fluctuations and atomism / A.J. Kox -- The quantum enigma / Olivier Darrigol -- The experimental challenge of light quanta / Roger H. Stuewer -- "No success like failure...": Einstein's quest for general relativity, 1907-1920 / Michel Janssen -- Einstein's role in the creation of Relativistic Cosmology / Christopher Smeenk -- Einstein, gravitational waves, and the theoretician's regress / Daniel J. Kennefick -- Einstein's unified field theory program / Tilman Sauer -- Einstein's realism and his critique of quantum mechanics / Christoph Lehner -- Einstein and the development of twentieth-century philosophy of science / Don Howard -- "A believing rationalist": Einstein and "the truly valuable" in Kant / Thomas Ryckman -- Space, time, and geometry / Michael Friedman -- Einstein's politics / Robert Schulmann -- Appendix: Special relativity / Michel Janssen.

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