The Resource Marcel Grossmann : For the Love of Mathematics, by Claudia Graf-Grossmann, (electronic resource)

Marcel Grossmann : For the Love of Mathematics, by Claudia Graf-Grossmann, (electronic resource)

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Marcel Grossmann : For the Love of Mathematics
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Marcel Grossmann
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For the Love of Mathematics
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by Claudia Graf-Grossmann
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eng
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Zurich, summer 1912. Albert Einstein has just returned from Prague to the city on the Limmat. He sends a plea for help to his former fellow student, the mathematician Marcel Grossmann (1878-1936), for he is in need of assistance with the mathematical calculations of his general theory of relativity. What then follows is one of the most fascinating chapters of science history, with far-reaching consequences for the lives of the two friends. Marcel Grossmann’s granddaughter paints here a picture of a fiery and many-talented scientist and patriot. She traces the influence of an entrepreneurial family during Germany’s rapid industrial expansion in the late 19th century. The family’s fluctuating fortunes take the story to the vibrant city of Budapest on the Danube; they enable readers to sense the pioneering spirit at Zurich’s young Polytechnic Institute (now ETH Zurich) – but also reflect the worries and hardships of the First World War and interwar years. The Foreword is written by Prof. Remo Ruffini, founder and president of the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics and the Marcel Grossmann Meetings. Last but not least, an extensive contribution by Dr. Tilman Sauer offers a scientific-historical appreciation of Marcel Grossmann’s enduring contributions
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Graf-Grossmann, Claudia
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  • Popular works
  • Europe, Central
  • Geometry
  • Gravitation
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
  • Popular Science in Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History of Germany and Central Europe
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Marcel Grossmann : For the Love of Mathematics, by Claudia Graf-Grossmann, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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Preface: A Bridge-builder between Physics and Mathematics by Prof. Remo Ruffini -- A Spirit of New Beginnings -- Childhood -- Troubles -- Beginning Again -- Encounters -- Parallels -- A Scientific Cliffhanger -- Dialogues -- Anna -- Publications -- Affinities -- Illness -- Rosenau -- Friends -- Marcel -- Epilogue: A Scientific-Historical Assessment by Prof. Tilman Sauer -- Appendices -- Index
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unknown
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XVI, 263 p.
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electronic
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9783319900773
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-90077-3
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-90077-3
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Marcel Grossmann : For the Love of Mathematics, by Claudia Graf-Grossmann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A Bridge-builder between Physics and Mathematics by Prof. Remo Ruffini -- A Spirit of New Beginnings -- Childhood -- Troubles -- Beginning Again -- Encounters -- Parallels -- A Scientific Cliffhanger -- Dialogues -- Anna -- Publications -- Affinities -- Illness -- Rosenau -- Friends -- Marcel -- Epilogue: A Scientific-Historical Assessment by Prof. Tilman Sauer -- Appendices -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVI, 263 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319900773
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-90077-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-90077-3

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