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The The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein : The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 1 (English) Early Years 1879-1902 (English Translation Supplement) v. 1 - Albert Einstein

The The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 1 (English) Early Years 1879-1902 (English Translation Supplement) v. 1

By: Albert Einstein, Peter Havas (Editor), Anna Beck (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1987
ISBN: 9780691084756
Number Of Pages: 220

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Volume 1 presents important new material on the young Einstein. Over half the documents made available here were discovered by the editors, including a significant group of over fifty letters that Einstein exchanged with Mileva Maric, his fellow student and future wife. These letters, together with other previously unpublished documents, provide an entirely new view of Einstein's youth. The documents in the volume also foreshadow the emergence of his extraordinary creative power. In them is manifested his intense commitment to scientific work and his interest in certain themes that proved to be central to his thinking during the next decade. We can follow, for example, the beginnings of his preoccupation with the electrodynamics of moving bodies that was to lead to the development of this special theory of relativity. For the first time it can be seen how closely he followed such contemporary developments in physics as Planck's work on radiation theory and Drude's work on the electron theory of metals. In addition to all of Einstein's known correspondence and other writings from this period, the volume includes the relevant portions of all third-party letters and other contemporary documents that provide additional information about his secondary schooling at the Aargau Cantonal School; his four years at the Swiss Federal Plytechnical School, or the ETH; and his search for a job after graduation. Included in the volume are those sections of an unpublished biography by Einstein's sister, Maja Winteler-Einstein, which deal with his early years; his extensive notes on a physics course he took at the ETH; and previously unpublished photographs of the young Einstein and his teachers and friends.

Documents in Volume 1 portray Einstein's experiences during the two stressful years after his graduation from the ETH in Zurich. Denied a position as an Assistant at the ETH, he lived a hand-to-mouth existence while he looked for a post at other universities; then he attempted to find a secondary-school post, and finally sought a nonacademic job. Tension with his parents over his plans to marry Mileva Maric is evident throughout this period. With the help of a friend, he finally found work at the Swiss Patent Office, the haven where he would spend the next seven years. Freed from his financial worries, he entered on one of the most productive periods of his life, as the next volume, Writings (1901-1910), will document.

Publisher's Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
"Albert Einstein - A Biographical Sketch" (Translated Excerpts)p. xv
List of Texts
Birth Certificate, 15 March 1879p. 3
Pauline Einstein to Fanny Einstein, 1 August 1886p. 3
Comment on the Proof of a Theorem, 1891-1895p. 3
Two Philosophical Comments, 1891-1895p. 4
"On the Investigation of the State of the Ether in a Magnetic Field," Summer? 1895p. 4
To Caesar Koch, Summer 1895p. 6
Albin Herzog to Gustav Maier, 25 September 1895p. 7
Entrance Report of the Gewerbeschule, Aargau Kantonsschule, ca. 26 October 1895p. 7
Gustav Maier to Jost Winteler, 26 October 1895p. 8
Aargau Kantonsschule Record, 26 October 1895 - 3 October 1896p. 8
Hermann Einstein to Jost Winteler, 29 October 1895p. 10
Minutes of Teachers' Conference, Aargau Kantonsschule, 8 November 1895p. 10
Jost Winteler to Gustav Maier, 21 December 1895p. 10
Hermann Einstein to Jost Winteler, 30 December 1895p. 11
Pauline Einstein to the Winteler Family, 30 December 1895p. 11
Release from Wurttemberg Citizenship, 28 January 1896p. 11
Inspector's Report on a Music Examination, Aargau Kantonsschule, ca. 31 March 1896p. 12
To Marie Winteler, with a Postscript by Pauline Einstein, 21 April 1896p. 12
Final Grades, Aargau Kantonsschule, 5 September 1896p. 13
To the Department of Education, Canton of Aargau, 7 September 1896p. 14
Matura Examination (A) German: "Synopsis of Goethe's Goetz von Berlichingen," 18 September 1896p. 14
Matura Examination (B) French: "My Future Plans," 18 September 1896p. 15
Matura Examination (C) Geometry, 19 September 1896p. 16
Matura Examination (D) Physics: "Tangent Galvanometer and Galvanometer," 19 September 1896p. 18
Matura Examination (E) Natural History: "Evidence of the Earlier Glaciation of Our Country," 21 September 1896p. 20
Matura Examination (F) Algebra, 21 September 1896p. 21
Matura Examination (G) Chemistry, 21 September 1896p. 23
ETH Record and Grade Transcript, 5-10 October 1896 - 2 August 1900p. 25
From Marie Winteler, 4-25 November 1896p. 29
From Marie Winteler, 30 November 1896p. 30
Pauline Einstein to Marie Winteler, 13 December 1896p. 31
Pauline Einstein to Marie Winteler, 24 March 1897p. 31
Statement of a Fine, 23-28 April 1897p. 32
To Pauline Winteler, May? 1897p. 32
To Pauline Winteler, 7 June 1897p. 33
From Mileva Maric, after 20 October 1897p. 34
H. F. Weber's Lectures on Physics, ca. December 1897 - ca. June 1898p. 36
To Maja Einstein, 1898p. 123
To Mileva Maric, 16 February 1898p. 123
To Mileva Maric, 16 April - 8 November 1898p. 124
To Mileva Maric, after 16 April 1898p. 124
Jerome Franel to Hermann Bleuler, 21 October 1898p. 125
To Mileva Maric, after 28 November 1898p. 125
To Maja Einstein, after February 1899p. 126
To Mileva Maric, 13 or 20 March 1899p. 126
To Rosa Winteler, 29 April 1899p. 127
To Rosa Winteler, 18 May 1899p. 127
To Julia Niggli, 28 July 1899p. 127
Verse in the Album of Anna Schmid, August 1899p. 128
To Mileva Maric, early August 1899p. 129
To Julia Niggli, 6? August 1899p. 129
To Mileva Maric, 10? August 1899p. 130
From Mileva Maric, after 10 August - before 10 September 1899p. 131
To Mileva Maric, 10 September 1899p. 132
To Julia Niggli, 11 September 1899p. 133
To Pauline Winteler, 11 September 1899p. 134
To Mileva Maric, 28? September 1899p. 135
To Mileva Maric, 10 October 1899p. 136
Municipal Certificate of Residence and Good Conduct, 18 October 1899p. 137
To the Swiss Federal Council, 19 October 1899p. 137
From Mileva Maric, 1900?p. 138
To the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, 28 February 1900p. 138
Mileva Maric to Helene Kaufler, 9 March 1900p. 138
Mileva Maric to Helene Kaufler, 4 June - 23 July 1900p. 139
To the Zurich City Council, 26 June 1900p. 139
Municipal Police Detective's Report, 4 July 1900p. 140
Adolf Hurwitz to Hermann Bleuler, 27 July 1900p. 140
To Mileva Maric, 29? July 1900p. 141
To Mileva Maric, 1 August 1900p. 142
To Mileva Maric, 6 August 1900p. 143
To Mileva Maric, 9? August 1900p. 144
To Mileva Maric, 14? August 1900p. 145
To Mileva Maric, 20 August 1900p. 146
To Mileva Maric, 30 August or 6 September 1900p. 147
To Mileva Maric, 13? September 1900p. 149
To Mileva Maric, 19 September 1900p. 150
To Adolf Hurwitz, 30 September 1900p. 151
To Adolf Hurwitz, 26 September 1900p. 151
To Mileva Maric, 3 October 1900p. 152
Mileva Maric to Helene Kaufler, before 9 October 1900p. 153
To Helene Kaufler, 11 October 1900p. 153
Questionnaire for Municipal Citizenship Applicants, 11-26 October 1900p. 153
Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, with a Postscript by Einstein, 11 December 1900p. 154
"Conclusions Drawn from the Phenomena of Capillarity," 13 December 1900 [title only]p. 155
Minutes of the Municipal Naturalization Commission of Zurich, 14 December 1900p. 155
Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, 20 December 1900p. 155
To Helene Savic, 20 December 1900p. 156
Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, with a Postscript by Einstein, 8 January - 19 March 1901p. 157
Report of the Schweizerisches Informationsbureau, 30 January 1901p. 157
Dedication to Friedrich Muhlberg, ca. March 1901p. 158
To Otto Wiener, 9 March 1901p. 158
Military Service Book, 13 March 1901p. 158
To Wilhelm Ostwald, 19 March 1901p. 159
To Mileva Maric, 23 March 1901p. 159
To Mileva Maric, 27 March 1901p. 160
To Wilhelm Ostwald, 3 April 1901p. 162
To Mileva Maric, 4 April 1901p. 162
To Mileva Maric, 10 April 1901p. 163
To Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, 12 April 1901p. 164
Hermann Einstein to Wilhelm Ostwald, 13 April 1901p. 164
To Marcel Grossmann, 14 April 1901p. 165
To Mileva Maric, 15 April 1901p. 166
To Mileva Maric, 23 April 1901p. 167
From Mileva Maric, 2 May 1901p. 168
To Alfred Stern, 3 May 1901p. 168
From Mileva Maric, 3 May 1901p. 169
To Mileva Maric, 9 May 1901p. 170
To Mileva Maric, second half of May? 1901p. 171
From Mileva Maric, second half of May? 1901p. 172
Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, second half of May? 1901p. 172
To Mileva Maric, second half of May? 1901p. 173
To Mileva Maric, 28? May 1901p. 174
To Mileva Maric, 4? June 1901p. 174
To the Director's Office, Technikum Burgdorf, 3 July 1901p. 175
To Mileva Maric, 7? July 1901p. 176
To Jost Winteler, 8 July 1901p. 176
From Mileva Maric, ca. 8 July 1901p. 177
To the Department of Education, Canton of Bern, 16 July 1901p. 178
From the Department of Internal Affairs, Canton of Bern, 16 July 1901p. 178
To Mileva Maric, 22? July 1901p. 178
From the Department of Internal Affairs, Canton of Bern, 31 July 1901p. 179
From Mileva Maric, 31? July 1901p. 179
To Marcel Grossmann, 6? September 1901p. 180
From Mileva Maric, early November 1901p. 181
From Mileva Maric, 13 November 1901p. 182
Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, ca. 23 November - mid-December 1901p. 183
To Mileva Maric, 28 November 1901p. 184
To Mileva Maric, 12 December 1901p. 185
To Mileva Maric, 17 December 1901p. 186
To the Swiss Patent Office, 18 December 1901p. 188
To Mileva Maric, 19 December 1901p. 188
To Mileva Maric, 28 December 1901p. 189
Receipt for the Return of Doctoral Fees, 1 February 1902p. 190
To Conrad Habicht, 4 February 1902p. 190
To Mileva Maric, 4 February 1902p. 191
Advertisement for Private Lessons, 5 February 1902p. 192
To Mileva Maric, 8? February 1902p. 192
To Mileva Maric, 17? February 1902p. 193
Pauline Einstein to Pauline Winteler, 20 February 1902p. 193
"On the Thermodynamic Theory of the Difference in Potentials between Metals and Fully Dissociated Solutions of Their Salts and On an Electrical Method for Investigating Molecular Forces," April 1902 [title only]p. 194
To Conrad Habicht, April? 1902p. 194
"Kinetic Theory of Thermal Equilibrium and of the Second Law of Thermodynamics," June 1902 [title only]p. 194
The Swiss Department of Justice to the Swiss Federal Council, 2 June 1902p. 194
From the Swiss Department of Justice, 19 June 1902p. 195
From the Swiss Patent Office, 19 June 1902p. 196
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ISBN: 9780691084756
ISBN-10: 0691084750
Series: Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (Paperback) : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st June 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.38 x 19.23  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.45