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Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

Autor(a) de A Teoria da Relatividade

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About the Author

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He spent his childhood in Munich where his family owned a small machine shop. By the age of twelve, Einstein had taught himself Euclidean Geometry. His family moved to Milan, where he stayed for a year, and he used it as an excuse to drop out of mostrar mais school, which bored him. He finished secondary school in Aarau, Switzerland and entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Einstein graduated in 1900, by studying the notes of a classmate since he did not attend his classes out of boredom, again. His teachers did not like him and would not recomend him for a position in the University. For two years, Einstein worked as a substitute teacher and a tutor before getting a job, in 1902, as an examiner for a Swiss patent office in Bern. In 1905, he received his doctorate from the University of Zurich for a theoretical dissertation on the dimension of molecules. Einstein also published three theoretical papers of central importance to the development of 20th Century physics. The first was entitled "Brownian Motion," and the second "Photoelectric Effort," which was a revolutionary way of thinking and contradicted tradition. No one accepted the proposals of the first two papers. Then the third one was published in 1905 and called "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies." Einstein's words became what is known today as the special theory of relativity and said that the physical laws are the same in all inertial reference systems and that the speed of light in a vacuum is a universal constant. Virtually no one understood or supported Einstein's argument. Einstein left the patent office in 1907 and received his first academic appointment at the University of Zurich in 1909. In 1911, he moved to a German speaking university in Prague, but returned to Swiss National Polytechnic in Zurich in 1912. By 1914, Einstein was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Physics in Berlin. His chief patron in those early days was German physicist Max Planck and lent much credibility to Einstein's work. Einstein began working on generalizing and extending his theory of relativity, but the full general theory was not published until 1916. In 1919, he predicted that starlight would bend in the vicinity of a massive body, such as the sun. This theory was confirmed during a solar eclipse and cause Einstein to become world renowned after the phenomenon. Einstein received be Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. With his new fame, Einstein attempted to further his own political and social views. He supported pacifism and Zionism and opposed Germany's involvement in World War I. His support of Zionism earned him attacks from both Anti-Semitic and right wing groups in Germany. Einstein left Germany for the United States when Hitler came into power, taking a position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Once there, he renounced his stand on pacifism in the face of Nazi rising power. In 1939 he collaborated with other physicists in writing a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt informing him of the possibility that the Nazis may in fact be attempting to create an atomic bomb. The letter bore only Einstein's signature but lent credence to the letter and spurred the U.S. race to create the bomb first. Einstein became an American citizen in 1940. After the war, Einstein was active in international disarmament as well as world government. He was offered the position of President of Israel but turned the honor down. Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Albert Einstein in 1947 [Photograph by Oren Jack Turner, Princeton, N.J.; source: Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b46036]


Obras de Albert Einstein

A Teoria da Relatividade (1916) 4,454 cópias
Ideas and Opinions (1934) 1,961 cópias
Como Vejo o Mundo (1934) 1,045 cópias
The Meaning of Relativity (1922) 748 cópias
Out of My Later Years (1950) 670 cópias
The Principle of Relativity (1923) 405 cópias
Essays in Science (1934) 229 cópias
The Theory of Relativity & Other Essays (1950) — Autor — 170 cópias
Essays in Humanism (1950) 156 cópias
Sidelights on Relativity (1983) 148 cópias
Why War? (1934) 143 cópias
The Quotable Einstein (1996) 121 cópias
The New Quotable Einstein (2005) 90 cópias
Einstein on Peace (1605) 74 cópias
Living Philosophies (1931) 57 cópias
Teoria dei quanti di luce (1992) 47 cópias
Albert Einstein (2003) 41 cópias
Pensieri di un uomo curioso (1997) 30 cópias
Why Socialism? (1949) 26 cópias
Autobiographical Notes (1982) 25 cópias
Briefe. (1981) 25 cópias
Autobiografia scientifica (1979) 17 cópias
The Einstein Reader (2006) 16 cópias
İzafiyet Teorisi (2004) 13 cópias
Om naturvetenskapen (1963) 12 cópias
Notas autobiográficas (1995) 11 cópias
Conceptions scientifiques (1999) 11 cópias
Essential Einstein (1995) 10 cópias
Opere scelte (1988) 10 cópias
Pensées intimes (2000) 9 cópias
Essays in physics (1950) 6 cópias
Worte in Zeit und Raum (1991) 6 cópias
La teoria della relativita (1991) 5 cópias
MIS Creencias (1984) 5 cópias
Über den Frieden (2004) 5 cópias
El mundo como yo lo veo (2011) 5 cópias
La scienza e la pace (2011) 3 cópias
Einstein Seyahatnamesi (2019) 3 cópias
Album Einstein (1989) 3 cópias
Cosmic religion 3 cópias
Einstein's Universe (1979) 3 cópias
Einstein e i filosofi (2009) 2 cópias
Zeiten des Staunens. (1999) 2 cópias
Fikirler ve Tercihler (2000) 2 cópias
Leggendo Lucrezio (2012) 2 cópias
La relativité (1956) 2 cópias
Builders of the universe (1932) 2 cópias
Albert Einstein 2 cópias
Einstein Entre Comillas (1997) 2 cópias
Como vejo o mundo (2015) 2 cópias
Why Socialism? 2 cópias
Lucha Contra La Guerra, La (1986) 2 cópias
Essays in Physics 1 exemplar(es)
Mis ideas y visión del mundo (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
O poder nu 1 exemplar(es)
Obervations 1 exemplar(es)
Correspondencia con Michele Besso (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Pisma filozoficzne 1 exemplar(es)
Mis ideas y opiniones 1 exemplar(es)
Sidelights on Relativity 1 exemplar(es)
'La fisica 1 exemplar(es)
MEU NOME É 1 exemplar(es)
atlas do corpo humano 1 exemplar(es)
The Valley Of Fear 1 exemplar(es)
Caminos Abiertos 1 exemplar(es)
Atomic Bomb, The 1 exemplar(es)
Einsteini ütlemisi (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Dunyamiza Bakis (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Dnyamza Bak 1 exemplar(es)
Fiziin Evrimi 1 exemplar(es)
La scienza come problema 1 exemplar(es)
Pensamento político 1 exemplar(es)
Ozel Ve Genel Gorelelik Kurami (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Teoria relativitatii 1 exemplar(es)
Albert Einstein vogatott ai (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Essays in physics 1 exemplar(es)
Works of Albert Einstein (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Grundze der Relativitstheorie (1969) 1 exemplar(es)
Newton the Man 1 exemplar(es)
Perspektiv og udsyn 1 exemplar(es)
Mil ideas y opiniones 1 exemplar(es)
Principles of Research 1 exemplar(es)
World As I See It Abridged Edition (1949) 1 exemplar(es)
Problem och perspetiv 1 exemplar(es)
Mi panorama mundial 1 exemplar(es)
Space-Time 1 exemplar(es)
The Laureates' Anthology (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Historic Recordings 1930-1947 (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Göreliligin Anlami (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Relativity 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 803 cópias
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican (1638) — Prefácio, algumas edições758 cópias
The Universe and Dr. Einstein (1948) — Prefácio, algumas edições640 cópias
Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist (1949) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
A Golden Treasure of Jewish Literature (1937) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Emanuel Lasker: The Life of a Chess Master (1952) — Prefácio, algumas edições65 cópias
Introduction to Socialism (1968) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Where Is Science Going? (1750) — Prefácio — 38 cópias
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
All About Us (1947) — Prefácio, algumas edições24 cópias
Great companions : critical memoirs of some famous friends (1959) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Albert Einstein (1977) — Associated Name — 21 cópias
Het derde Testament : Joodse verhalen (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições7 cópias
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Foundations of Einstein's Theory of Gravitation (1916) — Prefácio, algumas edições4 cópias
On Relativity — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



What Einstein said… em Philosophy and Theory (Maio 2016)
Einstein? em Legacy Libraries (Fevereiro 2016)
Einstein was an atheist. em Let's Talk Religion (Dezembro 2012)
Einstein said, " em Let's Talk Religion (Novembro 2012)


This is a book by Albert Einstein. Unlike the rest of us, he is Einstein.

Enough said.
Mark_Feltskog | outras 9 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |
Einstein, with all his insights and all his flaws, was alas a good writer.
mykl-s | outras 32 resenhas | Aug 9, 2023 |
I thought it was boring. It seems like the sort of thing you'd be required to read in college as part of an ethics class, and in that capacity it would be fine because nobody expects to like class readings.
blueskygreentrees | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 30, 2023 |



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