A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

The Essential Scientific Writings of Albert Einstein

eBook - 2009
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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 : Running Press, [2009], c2007
ISBN: 9780762439225
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 468 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Hawking, Stephen 1942-
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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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