Einstein, 19052005 : Poincaré Seminar 2005
 Meeting
 Poincaré Seminar (7th : 2005 : Institut Henri Poincaré)
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser Verlag, c2006.
 Physical description
 viii, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Progress in mathematical physics v. 47.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Damour, Thibault.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references.
 Contents

 Preface. A 1905 Article of Albert Einstein. The Genesis of the Theory of Relativity (O. Darrigol). Tests of Special Relativity: A Centenary Perspectiv (C.M. Will). The Geometry of Relativistic Spacetime (J. Bross, U. Moschella). Experiments with Single Photons (P. Grangier). Einstein 19051955: An Approach through Physics.
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 Publisher's Summary
 The Poincare Seminar is held twice a year at the Institute Henri Poincare in Paris. The goal of this seminar is to provide uptodate information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental results are covered, with some historical background. Particular care is devoted to the pedagogical nature of the presentation. This volume is devoted to Einstein's 1905 papers and their legacy. After a presentation of Einstein's epistemological approach to physics, and the genesis of special relativity, a centenary perspective is offered. The geometry of relativistic spacetime is explained in detail. Single photon experiments are presented, as a spectacular realization of Einstein's light quanta hypothesis. A previously unpublished lecture by Einstein, which presents an illuminating point of view on statistical physics in 1910, at the dawn of quantum mechanics, is reproduced. The volume ends with an essay on the historical, physical and mathematical aspects of Brownian motion.
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 Publication date
 2006
 Responsibility
 Thibault Damour ... [et al.], editors.
 Series
 Progress in mathematical physics ; v. 47
 ISBN
 9783764374358
 3764374357