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Annus Mirabilis : 1905, Albert Einstein, and Theory of Relativity

Annus Mirabilis : 1905, Albert Einstein, and Theory of Relativity - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1596091443

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ISBN13: 978-1596091443
ISBN10: 1596091444 Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Published: 2005
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Annus Mirabilis : 1905, Albert Einstein, and Theory of Relativity - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1596091443

Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin

ISBN13: 978-1596091443
ISBN10: 1596091444 Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

At the dawn of the twentieth century, young physicist Albert Einstein had quit university life, proved a failure as a teacher, and, in desperate need of means to support his wife and newborn child, had taken a job as a patent office expert. It was during this time, in the year 1905, that Einstein truly established his presence as one of the greatest minds in the history of humankind. In this period of self-imposed isolation from colleagues and academia--which has since been dubbed by the scientific community annus mirabilis (the miracle year)--Einstein, at twenty-six years of age, wrote a series of three papers whose subject eventually became known as the Theory of Relativity.

Now, bestselling authors John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin present, for the 100th anniversary of that astounding year, the fascinating story of how one man's genius helped shape our world.

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