A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

The Essential Works of Albert Einstein

Book - 2007
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With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it "a gem of a collection" while New Scientist magazine notes the "thrill of reading Einstein's own words." From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Running, 2007.
ISBN: 9780762435647
9780762430031
0762430036
Call Number: 530.1 EINSTEIN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Philosophy.
Relativity (Physics)
Additional Contributors: Hawking, Stephen 1942-
Alternative Title: Stubbornly persistent illusion

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krbolson
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.

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

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