In the book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" Walter Isaacson reports that Einstein received a Geometry textbook early in life (around 8), what book was this?. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. New York: Simon & Schuster, Hardcover,. pp., $ Reviewed by F. David. Einstein: His Life and Universe (Walter Isaacson) Albert Einstein is, at least in the public mind, the quintessential scientist, and three of the four major papers written in his annus mirabilis of View: PDF | PDF w/ Links.
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Editorial Reviews. lesforgesdessalles.info Review. As a scientist, Albert Einstein is undoubtedly the most epic among 20th-century thinkers. Albert Einstein as a man . His. page introduction to string theory covers a broad range of topics. Einstein. His Life and Universe. Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, New York, Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. New York: Simon & Schuster, pages, hardcover. Reviewed by Joan V. Gallos, University of.
His other distinguishing trait was a rebellion against dogma. As a student, Einstein incessantly questioned his textbooks and his professors. In frustration, one of his instructors concluded that he would never amount to much. Einstein's college performance was admirable and he had ambitions to teach in a university, but none of his professors would recommend him. He was forced to look outside of the academic world for employment.
The author speculates that Einstein's rebellious nature was necessary for his discoveries. Several contemporary physicists were unable to see beyond the foundations of classical physics at that time. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.
Einstein's discoveries are capsulated in this biography. One of his early discoveries concerned light and how it can be regarded not only as a wave but also as a stream of tiny particles. A second theory related to the existence of atoms and molecules, which previously had been disputed.
And then his special theory of relativity linked time and space, discarding Isaac Newton's pronouncements that both were absolute, constant, and independent.
To the delight of science fiction writers, this theory allows for time to change and for people to age differentially. The idea that mass and energy are interchangeable has led to nuclear energy and, of course, to the big bomb. The scientific discoveries of Albert Einstein have left their mark on civilization, but so have his leadership in politics and with the Jewish faith.
An avowed pacifist, he would change his position in response to Hitler's atrocities. Albert Einstein was a complex individual.
He possessed a brilliant mind, an expansive imagination, and a rebellious temperament. He could be proud and arrogant. When his theory of the bending of light by gravity was confirmed, a young graduate student asked him what he would have done if the experiment had proved him to be wrong. Einstein's eccentricity spawned many stories. Once during a walk about town, he became lost and called his office asking for his address.
The secretary, not recognizing his voice, refused to give out the information.
Einstein, and I have forgotten where my house is. Not listening during a banquet in his honor, he began applauding with the audience when his name was announced.
Walter Isaacson is a wonderful storyteller and writes engagingly about this enigmatic, characterful genius. You will have a better understanding of Einstein's impact, his motivations, and his personality after reading this powerful biography. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent.
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