Author: John Stachel
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818707535x
This book presents five great essays by Einstein in the year 1905 which changed the face of the physics.
After 1905,Einstein's miraculous year, physics would never be the same again. In those 12 months, Einstein shattered many cherished scientific beliefs in 5 great papers that would establish him as the world's leading physicist. For the first time, this book brings these papers together in an accessible format.
An introduction by John Stachel explains their development and historical significance. The book also includes A New Determination of Molecular dimension, Einstein's doctoral dissertation which remains among the most cited papers.
JOHN STACHEL is Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University and founding editor of the The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.
These papers, presented in a modern English translation, are fascinating reading for any physicist, mathematician, or astrophysicist. For more than just a collection of scientific articles, this book presents work that is among the high points of human achievement and marks a watershed in the history of science.