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The The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein : The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 5 Swiss Years: Correspondence, 1902-1914 v. 5 - Albert Einstein

The The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 5 Swiss Years: Correspondence, 1902-1914 v. 5

By: Albert Einstein, Martin J. Klein (Editor), A. J. Kox (Editor), Robert Schulmann (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th October 1993
ISBN: 9780691033228
Number Of Pages: 784

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This volume, the first in the series to be devoted to Einstein's correspondence, begins in June 1902, when he went to work at the Swiss Patent Office. It closes in March 1914, as Einstein left Switzerland to take up his appointment as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The great majority of the more than 500 letters from and to Einstein presented here have not been published before, and some of them will be new even to most Einstein scholars. They give us a much richer picture of Einstein in his twenties and early thirties than we have ever had. We see him through his correspondence with his mother, his wife Mileva, and, from 1912 on, his cousin Elsa, who would later become his second wife. He maintains close ties with old friends, but his circle widens, particularly after 1906, to include a number of his contemporaries in physics such as Max Laue and Paul Ehrenfest. He also develops important relationships with older theorists--Max Planck, Arnold Sommerfeld, and especially H. A. Lorentz.

The letters in this volume clarify the development of his academic career once he leaves the Patent Office in 1909, and bring out the important parts played by such staunch supporters of Einstein as Alfred Kleiner, Fritz Haber, and, above all, Walther Nernst.

Most significant, however, is the way the letters document crucial aspects of Einstein's scientific activity: his concentration for years on the unfathomable problems of quanta and radiation, his extensive knowledge of experimental physics, his many fruitful interactions with experimentalists, and finally his long struggle to generalize the 1905 theory of relativity to include gravitation and accelerated frames of reference.

List of Texts xi
List of Illustrations xxix
Introductory Material Introduction to Volume 5 xxxi
Supplement to the Editorial Method in Previous Volumes xxxix
Acknowledgments xliii
Note on the Translation xlv
List of Location Symbols xlvi
List of Descriptive Symbols xlix
Texts 3 Vol. 1, 34a. To Pauline Winteler, 21 May 1897* Vol. 1, 48a
To Rosa Winteler, August 1899* Vol. 1, 98a
To Carl Paalzow, 12 April 1901*
To Mileva Maric, 28 June 1902 or later
To Hans Wohlwend, 15 August-3 October 1902
Dedication, Einstein as Member of the Olympia Academy, 1903, including Translation
Marriage Certificate, 6 January 1903
To Michele Besso, 22? January 1903
From Michele Besso, 7-11 February 1903
To Michele Besso, 17 March 1903
To Helene Savic, ca. 20 March 1903
From Emma Ehrat-Uuml;hlinger, 22 March 1903
To Emma Ehrat-Uuml;hlinger, last week of March 1903
To Jakob Ehrat, last week of March 1903
From Mileva Einstein-Maric, 27 August 1903
To Mileva Einstein-Maric, 19? September 1903
To Conrad Habicht, 3 October 1903
To Conrad Habicht, 30 November 1903
To Conrad Habicht, 20 February 1904
To Marcel Grossmann, 6? April 1904
To Conrad Habicht, 15 April 1904
To Helene and Milivoj Saviacute;, 15 May 1904
To Mileva Einstein-Maric, 25 July 1904
To Conrad Habicht, 1 August 1904
To Conrad Habicht, 6 August 1904
To Conrad Habicht, 6 August 1904 * This document was discovered after the publication of Volume One
From the Swiss Patent Office, 20 September 1904
To Conrad Habicht, 6 March 1905
To Conrad Habicht, 6 March 1905
To Conrad Habicht, 18 or 25 May 1905
To Conrad Habicht, 30 June-22 September 1905
To Rudolf Martin, 20 July 1905
To Conrad Habicht, 20 July 1905-summer 1915
Expert Opinion by Alfred Kleiner and Heinrich Burkhardt on Einstein's Dissertation, 22-23 July 1905
To Philipp Lenard, 16 November 1905
From Josef Zametzer, 7 January 1906
From the Swiss Patent Office, 13 March 1906
To the Bern Municipal Gas and Water Works, 23 April 1906
To Maurice Solovine, 27 April 1906
From Max Laue, 2 June 1906
To the Bern Municipal Gas and Water Works, 6 June 1906
To Conrad Habicht, 27 July 1906
From Wilhelm Rouml;ntgen, 18 September 1906
To Jost Winteler, 3 November 1906
To Helene and Milivoj Savic, December 1906?
To Alfred Schnauder, 5 January-11 May 1907
To Jost Winteler, 7 February 1907
To Johannes Stark, 13 April 1907
To the Department of Education, Canton of Bern, 17 June 1907
From Max Planck, 6 July 1907 Editorial Note: Einstein's "Maschinchen " for the Measurement of Small Quantities of Electricity
To Conrad and Paul Habicht, 15 July 1907 Editorial Note: Einstein on Superluminal Signal Velocities
To Wilhelm Wien, 23 July 1907
To Wilhelm Wien, 25 July 1907
To Wilhelm Wien, 29 July 1907
To Wilhelm Wien, 7 August 1907
To Wilhelm Wien, 11 August 1907
To Paul and Conrad Habicht, 16 August 1907
To Wilhelm Wien, 26 August 1907
To Conrad and Paul Habicht, 2 September 1907
From Max Laue, 4 September 1907
To Johannes Stark, 25 September 1907
From the B. G. Teubner Publishing House, 3 October 1907
From Johannes Stark, 4 October 1907
To Johannes Stark, 7 October 1907
From Hermann Minkowski, 9 October 1907
To Johannes Stark, 1 November 1907
From Max Planck, 9 November 1907
From Richard Lorenz, 15 November 1907
To Johannes Stark, 7 December 1907
Swiss Patent Office Letter on the AEG Alternating Current Machine, 11 December 1907
To Rudolf Ladenburg, 20 December 1907
To Conrad Habicht, 24 December 1907
From Max Laue, 27 December 1907<b
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ISBN: 9780691033228
ISBN-10: 0691033226
Series: Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (Hardcover) : Book 5
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: OTH
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 13th October 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.09 x 19.96  x 4.85
Weight (kg): 1.75