The Resource Einstein's Jury : The Race to Test Relativity, Jeffrey Crelinsten

Einstein's Jury : The Race to Test Relativity, Jeffrey Crelinsten

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Einstein's Jury : The Race to Test Relativity
Title
Einstein's Jury
Title remainder
The Race to Test Relativity
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Jeffrey Crelinsten
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Einstein's Jury is the dramatic story of how astronomers in Germany, England, and America competed to test Einstein's developing theory of relativity. Weaving a rich narrative based on extensive archival research, Jeffrey Crelinsten shows how these early scientific debates shaped cultural attitudes we hold today. The book examines Einstein's theory of general relativity through the eyes of astronomers, many of whom were not convinced of the legitimacy of Einstein's startling breakthrough. These were individuals with international reputations to uphold and benefactors and shareholders to please, yet few of them understood the new theory coming from the pen of Germany's up-and-coming theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein. Some tried to test his theory early in its development but got no results. Others--through toil and hardship, great expense, and perseverance--concluded that it was wrong. A tale of international competition and intrigue, Einstein's Jury brims with detail gleaned from Crelinsten's far-reaching inquiry into the history and development of relativity. Crelinsten concludes that the well-known British eclipse expedition of 1919 that made Einstein famous had less to do with the scientific acceptance of his theory than with his burgeoning public fame. It was not until the 1920s, when the center of gravity of astronomy and physics shifted from Europe to America, that the work of prestigious American observatories legitimized Einstein's work. As Crelinsten so expertly shows, the glow that now surrounds the famous scientist had its beginnings in these early debates among professional scientists working in the glare of the public spotlight
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Crelinsten, Jeffrey
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other
LC call number
  • QC173.585
  • QC173.585
  • QC173.585
LC item number
  • .C74 2006eb
  • .C74 2006eb
Nature of contents
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  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Physik
Target audience
specialized
Label
Einstein's Jury : The Race to Test Relativity, Jeffrey Crelinsten
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Copyright
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER ONE. Einstein and the World Community of Physicists and Astronomers
  • CHAPTER TWO. Astronomers and Special Relativity: The First Publications
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Early Involvement, 1911–1914
  • CHAPTER FOUR. The War Period, 1914–1918
  • CHAPTER FIVE. 1919: A Year of Dramatic Announcement
  • CHAPTER SIX. Men of Science Agog
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Tackling the Solar Redshift Problem
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. More Eclipse Testing
  • CHAPTER NINE. Emergence of the Critics
  • CHAPTER TEN. The Debate Intensifies
  • Frontmatter
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. Relativity Triumphs
  • CHAPTER TWELVE. Silencing the Critics
  • EPILOGUE. The Emergence of Relativistic Cosmology
  • FINAL REFLECTIONS
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • NOTATION CONVENTION FOR ANGULAR MEASURE
  • ABBREVIATIONS
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(432 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849673
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849673
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)447401
  • (OCoLC)880236611
  • (OCoLC)979579874
  • (DE-B1597)9781400849673
Label
Einstein's Jury : The Race to Test Relativity, Jeffrey Crelinsten
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER ONE. Einstein and the World Community of Physicists and Astronomers
  • CHAPTER TWO. Astronomers and Special Relativity: The First Publications
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Early Involvement, 1911–1914
  • CHAPTER FOUR. The War Period, 1914–1918
  • CHAPTER FIVE. 1919: A Year of Dramatic Announcement
  • CHAPTER SIX. Men of Science Agog
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Tackling the Solar Redshift Problem
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. More Eclipse Testing
  • CHAPTER NINE. Emergence of the Critics
  • CHAPTER TEN. The Debate Intensifies
  • Frontmatter
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. Relativity Triumphs
  • CHAPTER TWELVE. Silencing the Critics
  • EPILOGUE. The Emergence of Relativistic Cosmology
  • FINAL REFLECTIONS
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • NOTATION CONVENTION FOR ANGULAR MEASURE
  • ABBREVIATIONS
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(432 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849673
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849673
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)447401
  • (OCoLC)880236611
  • (OCoLC)979579874
  • (DE-B1597)9781400849673

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