A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

The Essential Works of Albert Einstein

Book - 2007
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Best-selling author and physicist Stephen Hawking assembles the most groundbreaking works by Albert Einstein together into one volume. From the text that revealed the famous "Theory of Relativity"-renowned as the most important scientific discovery of the 20th Century-to his significant works on quantum theory, statistical mechanics, and the photoelectric effect, here are the writings that changed physics, and subsequently, the way we view the world. Einstein also thought deeply on both political issues and religious thought, so many of Einstein's philosophical essays are included. Hawking provides introductions to each work, which provides both historical and scientific perspective. From the papers that shaped modern scientific thought to Einstein's later musings on his landmark findings, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion is a collection of Einstein's most important work, with commentary from our greatest living physicist.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Running, 2007.
ISBN: 9780762430031
Call Number: 530.1 EINSTEIN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Relativity (Physics)
Additional Contributors: Hawking, Stephen 1942-2018
Alternative Title: Stubbornly persistent illusion


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Jul 18, 2016

Interesting read, the mathematics is suggestive only, not detailed or complete, require tensors - or just wing it. First edition (2007) has many editing and typographical flaws - "os" is not a word. Also may be errors in some equations with subscripts, superscripts and accents,which can be confusing, so use a better text for the detailed math. Minor gripe, the quotation in the title, (from a German letter from A. Einstein to Vero and Bice Besso, March 21, 1935) is never actually referenced in the text.

Nov 11, 2015

Hardly a book for general readership in that the pages are littered with algebra. Whilst the text in each chapter starts by being user-friendly, it quickly becomes a book that would be appreciated only by a Math or Physics major.


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Apr 11, 2016

blue_bird_6471 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 98 and 99


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