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Title : Einstein and the Birth of Big Science
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ISBN : 9781840461831
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Einstein and the Birth of Big Science Reviews

  • Can
    2018-11-19 11:00

    Başlangıç seviyesinde bir kitap, yerçekimiyle ilgili tarihsel ve pratik bilgiler(düşünce deneyleri) veriyor. Einstein ve Newton'a duyduğunuz saygıyı artırıyor. Son bölümde de bilim - medya ilişkisi hakkında değerlendirmelerde bulunuyor yazar.Sağa sola giderken kısa bir yolculuk esnasında kolayca okunabilir.

  • Adam
    2018-11-16 13:50

    Strange mix of science and biography about Einstein but an interesting little book nonetheless.

  • Jimmy
    2018-11-22 13:38

    Tells the story of the efforts to prove Einstein's theory about the bending of starlight by the sun. In 1919, two groups set out to different spots to try and measure the effect. It is now an accepted theory. I am always amazed riding to work and knowing that the orange sun I am watching is that color because the light is bending and it has not yet actually risen. Pretty cool. Einstein published his special theory of relativity in 1905. One of the greatest intellectual achievements in the history of human thought. More amazing, he was working as a patent clerk at the time. Physics was a kind of hobby. He also published seminal works that same year on photoelectric effect and Brownian motion. With relativity, Einstein broke away from the concept of time as an absolute property that marches on at the same rate for everyone and everything. "Science does not deal with rights and wrongs. It deals with descriptions of reality as either useful or not useful. . . . Science is not a religion and should not pretend to be one."--Peter Coles

  • Travelin
    2018-12-03 07:58

    I believe I´ve read all of this very short book. The writer has a very gentle concern about the cult of Einstein, its timing and how it grew. For the insight into the timing, if not much detail about the scientific issues in Einstein´s cosmology, worth finishing. Mr. Coles does point out that Special Relativity, unlike Newtonian physics, does not describe objects which accelerate under the effects of gravity. Just what gravity might be and how to measure it, at least as a universal, are ongoing problems in physics.By the end of the book, cosmologists have just discovered that objects at the greatest distance of the universe are in fact accelerating. This lead to the invention of dark energy and dark matter -- neither of which has ever really been measured -- in part to keep Einstein´s theories intact.

  • T-rock
    2018-11-30 11:44

    Great Portable Book for coffee shop, with intro to Big Science.

  • Erin
    2018-11-25 11:51

    Didn't elucidate anything new...sigh...

  • Morthen
    2018-11-25 10:34

    Interesting little book about Einstein's theories, concerning e.g. the bending of light.