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The practical Einstein : experiments, patents, inventions, József Illy

Label
The practical Einstein : experiments, patents, inventions
Title
The practical Einstein
Title remainder
experiments, patents, inventions
Statement of responsibility
József Illy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Albert Einstein may be best known as the wire-haired whacky physicist who gave us the theory of relativity, but that's just one facet of this genius's contribution to human knowledge and modern science. As József Illy expertly shows in this book, Einstein had an eminently practical side as well. As a youth, Einstein was an inveterate tinkerer in the electrical supply factory his father and uncle owned and operated. His first paid job was as a patent examiner. Later in life, Einstein contributed to many inventions, including refrigerators, microphones, and instruments for aviation. In published papers, Einstein often provided ways to test his theories and fundamental problems of the scientific community of his times. He delved deeply into a variety of technological innovations, most notably the gyrocompass, and consulted for industry in patent cases and on other legal matters. Einstein also provided explanations for common and mundane phenomena, such as the meandering of rivers. In these and other hands-on examples, culled from the Einstein Papers, Illy demonstrates how Einstein enjoyed leaving the abstract world of theories to wrestle with the problems of everyday life. While we may like the idea of Einstein as a genius besotted by extra dimensions and too out-of-this-world to wear socks, The Practical Einstein gives ample evidence that this characterization is both incomplete and an unfair representation of a man who sought to explore the intricacies of nature, whether in theory or in practice
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Illy, József
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
I45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Inventions
  • Physics
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Inventions
  • Physics
  • Erfindung
  • Patent
  • Experiment
  • Erfindung
  • Patent
  • Physik
  • Physikalischer Effekt
  • Experiment
Label
The practical Einstein : experiments, patents, inventions, József Illy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Musings -- The Flettner Ship -- Why Do Rivers Meander? -- 2.Experiments -- Michelson, Morley, and Eotvos Reinvented -- The Mass of the Electron -- Ampere's Molecular Currents -- The Velocity of Gas Reactions -- A Geodynamo Model? -- Light: Waves or Particles? -- Explaining Superconductivity -- 3.Expert Opinions -- The Patent Office -- Gyrocompasses -- Mixing Tubes -- Hebeluftschiff -- Tungsten Wires for Incandescent Lamps -- Triodes for Amplification -- Sound Direction Ranging in Air and Water -- Prospecting for Ore and Water from a Dirigible -- Riveting Hammers and Pile Drivers -- Production of High-Pressure Gases -- "Electrophonic Piano" -- Aerial Stereophotography -- Magnetic Cores with Low Electric Conductivity -- Telescope for Daylight Observations of Phenomena near the Sun -- Makeup Mirror -- Balanced Tapered Bearing Rollers -- 4.European Inventions -- The "Little Machine" (Maschinchen) -- Planimeter -- The Cat's Back Airfoil -- Compasses for Land, Sea, and Air -- Filtering Viruses -- Refrigerators in a Row -- Magnetostrictive Reproduction of Sound -- Hearing Aid -- 5.American Inventions -- Altimeter -- Waterproof Breathable Clothes -- Heat-Insulating Vessel -- Liquid Filtering by Electrostatic Method -- Automatic Correction of Measured Data -- Airplane Horizon Indicator -- Electrostatic Microphone -- Fluid-Level Indicator -- Light-Intensity Self-Adjusting Camera -- Steel-Tape Recording -- Aircraft Speedometer -- Timer -- On the Threshold of the Manhattan Project -- Torpedoman Einstein
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781421404578
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011034750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020695921
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752909805
  • (OCoLC)ocn752909805
Label
The practical Einstein : experiments, patents, inventions, József Illy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Musings -- The Flettner Ship -- Why Do Rivers Meander? -- 2.Experiments -- Michelson, Morley, and Eotvos Reinvented -- The Mass of the Electron -- Ampere's Molecular Currents -- The Velocity of Gas Reactions -- A Geodynamo Model? -- Light: Waves or Particles? -- Explaining Superconductivity -- 3.Expert Opinions -- The Patent Office -- Gyrocompasses -- Mixing Tubes -- Hebeluftschiff -- Tungsten Wires for Incandescent Lamps -- Triodes for Amplification -- Sound Direction Ranging in Air and Water -- Prospecting for Ore and Water from a Dirigible -- Riveting Hammers and Pile Drivers -- Production of High-Pressure Gases -- "Electrophonic Piano" -- Aerial Stereophotography -- Magnetic Cores with Low Electric Conductivity -- Telescope for Daylight Observations of Phenomena near the Sun -- Makeup Mirror -- Balanced Tapered Bearing Rollers -- 4.European Inventions -- The "Little Machine" (Maschinchen) -- Planimeter -- The Cat's Back Airfoil -- Compasses for Land, Sea, and Air -- Filtering Viruses -- Refrigerators in a Row -- Magnetostrictive Reproduction of Sound -- Hearing Aid -- 5.American Inventions -- Altimeter -- Waterproof Breathable Clothes -- Heat-Insulating Vessel -- Liquid Filtering by Electrostatic Method -- Automatic Correction of Measured Data -- Airplane Horizon Indicator -- Electrostatic Microphone -- Fluid-Level Indicator -- Light-Intensity Self-Adjusting Camera -- Steel-Tape Recording -- Aircraft Speedometer -- Timer -- On the Threshold of the Manhattan Project -- Torpedoman Einstein
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9781421404578
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011034750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020695921
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752909805
  • (OCoLC)ocn752909805

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