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Author Capria, M. Mamone
Title Physics before and after Einstein
Imprint Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2005
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Note Title page -- Preface -- Contents -- Albert Einstein: A Portrait -- Mechanics and Electromagnetism in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Dynamics of Maxwell's Ether -- Mechanistic Science, Thermodynamics, and Industry at the End of the Nineteenth Centur y -- The Origins and Concepts of Special Relativity -- General Relativity: Gravitation as Geometry and the Machian Programme -- The Rebirth of Cosmology: From the Static to the Expanding Universe -- Testing Relativity -- Einstein and Quantum Theory -- The Quantum Debate: From Einstein to Bell and Beyond -- Special Relativity and the Development of High-Energy Particle Physics -- Quantum Theory and Gravitation -- Superluminal Waves and Objects: Theory and Experiments. A Panoramic Introduction -- Standard Cosmology and Other Possible Universes
It is now a century ago that one of the icons of modern physics published some of the most influential scientific papers of all times. With his work on relativity and quantum theory, Albert Einstein has altered the field of physics forever. It should not come as a surprise that looking back at Einstein's work, one needs to rethink the whole scope of physics, before and after his time. This books aims to provide a perspective on the history of modern physics, spanning from the late 19th century up to today. It is not an encyclopaedic work, but it presents the groundbreaking and sometimes provocative main contributions by Einstein as marking the line between 'old' and 'new' physics, and expands on some of the developments and open issues to which they gave rise
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Capria, M. Mamone Physics before and after Einstein Amsterdam : IOS Press,c2005 9781586034627
Subject Einstein, Albert, -- 1879-1955.;Physics
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