The collected papers of Albert Einstein
- Anna Beck, translator ; Peter Havas, consultant.
- Uniform Title
- Works. English. 1987
- Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1987-
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- Publisher's Foreword xi Preface xiii "Albert Einstein--A Biographical Sketch" (Translated Excerpts) by Maja Winteler-Einstein xv List of Texts 1. Birth Certificate, 15 March 1879 3 2. Pauline Einstein to Fanny Einstein, 1 August 1886 3 3. Comment on the Proof of a Theorem, 1891-1895 3 4. Two Philosophical Comments, 1891-1895 4 5. "On the Investigation of the State of the Ether in a Magnetic Field, " Summer? 1895 4 6. To Caesar Koch, Summer 1895 6 7. Albin Herzog to Gustav Maier, 25 September 1895 7 8. Entrance Report of the Gewerbeschule, Aargau Kantonsschule, ca. 26 October 1895 7 9. Gustav Maier to Jost Winteler, 26 October 1895 8 10. Aargau Kantonsschule Record, 26 October 1895-3 October 1896 8 11. Hermann Einstein to Jost Winteler, 29 October 1895 10 12. Minutes of Teachers' Conference, Aargau Kantonsschule, 8 November 1895 10 13. Jost Winteler to Gustav Maier, 21 December 1895 10 14. Hermann Einstein to Jost Winteler, 30 December 1895 11 15. Pauline Einstein to the Winteler Family, 30 December 1895 11 16. Release from Wurttemberg Citizenship, 28 January 1896 11 17. Inspector's Report on a Music Examination, Aargau Kantonsschule, ca. 31 March 1896 12 18. To Marie Winteler, with a Postscript by Pauline Einstein, 21 April 1896 12 19. Final Grades, Aargau Kantonsschule, 5 September 1896 13 20. To the Department of Education, Canton of Aargau, 7 September 1896 14 21. Matura Examination (A) German: "Synopsis of Goethe's Goetz von Berlichingen, " 18 September 1896 14 22. Matura Examination (B) French: "My Future Plans, " 18 September 1896 15 23. Matura Examination (C) Geometry, 19 September 1896 16 24. Matura Examination (D) Physics: "Tangent Galvanometer and Galvanometer, " 19 September 1896 18 25. Matura Examination (E) Natural History: "Evidence of the Earlier Glaciation of Our Country, " 21 September 1896 20 26. Matura Examination (F) Algebra, 21 September 1896 21 27. Matura Examination (G) Chemistry, 21 September 1896 23 28. ETH Record and Grade Transcript, 5-10 October 1896-2 August 1900 25 29. From Marie Winteler, 4-25 November 1896 29 30. From Marie Winteler, 30 November 1896 30 31. Pauline Einstein to Marie Winteler, 13 December 1896 31 32. Pauline Einstein to Marie Winteler, 24 March 1897 31 33. Statement of a Fine, 23-28 April 1897 32 34. To Pauline Winteler, May? 1897 32 35. To Pauline Winteler, 7 June 1897 33 36. From Mileva Maric, after 20 October 1897 34 37. H. F. Weber's Lectures on Physics, ca. December 1897-ca. June 1898 36 38. To Maja Einstein, 1898 123 39. To Mileva Maric, 16 February 1898 123 40. To Mileva Maric, 16 April-8 November 1898 124 41. To Mileva Maric, after 16 April 1898 124 42. Jerome Franel to Hermann Bleuler, 21 October 1898 125 43. To Mileva Maric, after 28 November 1898 125 44. To Maja Einstein, after February 1899 126 45. To Mileva Maric, 13 or 20 March 1899 126 46. To Rosa Winteler, 29 April 1899 127 47. To Rosa Winteler, 18 May 1899 127 48. To Julia Niggli, 28 July 1899 127 49. Verse in the Album of Anna Schmid, August 1899 128 50. To Mileva Maric, early August 1899 129 51. To Julia Niggli, 6? August 1899 129 52. To Mileva Maric, 10? August 1899 130 53. From Mileva Maric, after 10 August--before 10 September 1899 131 54. To Mileva Maric, 10 September 1899 132 55. To Julia Niggli, 11 September 1899 133 56. To Pauline Winteler, 11 September 1899 134 57. To Mileva Maric, 28? September 1899 135 58. To Mileva Maric, 10 October 1899 136 59. Municipal Certificate of Residence and Good Conduct, 18 October 1899 137 60. To the Swiss Federal Council, 19 October 1899 137 61. From Mileva Maric, 1900? 138 62. To the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, 28 February 1900 138 63. Mileva Maric to Helene Kaufler, 9 March 1900 138 64. Mileva Maric to Helene Kaufler, 4 June-23 July 1900 139 65. To the Zurich City Council, 26 June 1900 139 66. Municipal Police Detective's Report, 4 July 1900 140 67. Adolf Hurwitz to Hermann Bleuler, 27 July 1900 140 68. To Mileva Maric, 29? July 1900 141 69. To Mileva Maric, 1 August 1900 142 70. To Mileva Maric, 6 August 1900 143 71. To Mileva Maric, 9? August 1900 144 72. To Mileva Maric, 14? August 1900 145 73. To Mileva Maric, 20 August 1900 146 74. To Mileva Maric, 30 August or 6 September 1900 147 75. To Mileva Maric, 13? September 1900 149 76. To Mileva Maric, 19 September 1900 150 77. To Adolf Hurwitz, 30 September 1900 151 78. To Adolf Hurwitz, 26 September 1900 151 79. To Mileva Maric, 3 October 1900 152 80. Mileva Maric to Helene Kaufler, before 9 October 1900 153 81. To Helene Kaufler, 11 October 1900 153 82. Questionnaire for Municipal Citizenship Applicants, 11-26 October 1900 153 83. Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, with a Postscript by Einstein, 11 December 1900 154 "Conclusions Drawn from the Phenomena of Capillarity, " 13 December 1900 [title only] 155 84. Minutes of the Municipal Naturalization Commission of Zurich, 14 December 1900 155 85. Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, 20 December 1900 155 86. To Helene Savic, 20 December 1900 156 87. Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, with a Postscript by Einstein, 8 January-19 March 1901 157 88. Report of the Schweizerisches Informationsbureau, 30 January 1901 157 89. Dedication to Friedrich Muhlberg, ca. March 1901 158 90. To Otto Wiener, 9 March 1901 158 91. Military Service Book, 13 March 1901 158 92. To Wilhelm Ostwald, 19 March 1901 159 93. To Mileva Maric, 23 March 1901 159 94. To Mileva Maric, 27 March 1901 160 95. To Wilhelm Ostwald, 3 April 1901 162 96. To Mileva Maric, 4 April 1901 162 97. To Mileva Maric, 10 April 1901 163 98. To Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, 12 April 1901 164 99. Hermann Einstein to Wilhelm Ostwald, 13 April 1901 164 100. To Marcel Grossmann, 14 April 1901 165 101. To Mileva Maric, 15 April 1901 166 102. To Mileva Maric, 23 April 1901 167 103. From Mileva Maric, 2 May 1901 168 104. To Alfred Stern, 3 May 1901 168 105. From Mileva Maric, 3 May 1901 169 106. To Mileva Maric, 9 May 1901 170 107. To Mileva Maric, second half of May? 1901 171 108. From Mileva Maric, second half of May? 1901 172 109. Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, second half of May? 1901 172 110. To Mileva Maric, second half of May? 1901 173 111. To Mileva Maric, 28? May 1901 174 112. To Mileva Maric, 4? June 1901 174 113. To the Director's Office, Technikum Burgdorf, 3 July 1901 175 114. To Mileva Maric, 7? July 1901 176 115. To Jost Winteler, 8 July 1901 176 116. From Mileva Maric, ca. 8 July 1901 177 117. To the Department of Education, Canton of Bern, 16 July 1901 178 118. From the Department of Internal Affairs, Canton of Bern, 16 July 1901 178 119. To Mileva Maric, 22? July 1901 178 120. From the Department of Internal Affairs, Canton of Bern, 31 July 1901 179 121. From Mileva Maric, 31? July 1901 179 122. To Marcel Grossmann, 67 September 1901 180 123. From Mileva Maric, early November 1901 181 124. From Mileva Maric, 13 November 1901 182 125. Mileva Maric to Helene Savic, ca. 23 November--mid-December 1901 183 126. To Mileva Maric, 28 November 1901 184 127. To Mileva Maric, 12 December 1901 185 128. To Mileva Maric, 17 December 1901 186 129. To the Swiss Patent Office, 18 December 1901 188 130. To Mileva Maric, 19 December 1901 188 131. To Mileva Maric, 28 December 1901 189 132. Receipt for the Return of Doctoral Fees, 1 February 1902 190 133. To Conrad Habicht, 4 February 1902 190 134. To Mileva Maric, 4 February 1902 191 135. Advertisement for Private Lessons, 5 February 1902 192 136. To Mileva Maric, 8? February 1902 192 137. To Mileva Maric, 17? February 1902 193 138. Pauline Einstein to Pauline Winteler, 20 February 1902 193 "On the Thermodynamic Theory of the Difference in Potentials between Metals and Fully Dissociated Solutions of Their Salts and On an Electrical Method for Investigating Molecular Forces, " April 1902 [title only] 194 139. To Conrad Habicht, April? 1902 194 "Kinetic Theory of Thermal Equilibrium and of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, " June 1902 [title only] 194 140. The Swiss Department of Justice to the Swiss Federal Council, 2 June 1902 194 141. From the Swiss Department of Justice, 19 June 1902 195 142. From the Swiss Patent Office, 19 June 1902 196.
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- Volumes Published to Date VOLUME 1: The Early Years, 1879-1902 edited by John Stachel, David C. Cassidy, and Robert Schulmann (1987) VOLUME 2: The Swiss Years: Writings, 1900-1909 edited by John Stachel, David C. Cassidy, Jurgen Renn, and Robert Schulmann (1989) VOLUME 3: The Swiss Years: Writings, 1909-1911 edited by Martin J. Klein, A. J. Kox, Jurgen Renn, and Robert Schulmann (1993) VOLUME 4: The Swiss Years: Writings, 1912-1914 edited by Martin J. Klein, A. J. Kox, Jurgen Renn, and Robert Schulmann (1995) VOLUME 5: The Swiss Years: Correspondence, 1902-1914 edited by Martin J. Klein, A. J. Kox, and Robert Schulmann (1993) VOLUME 6: The Berlin Years: Writings, 1914-1917 edited by A. J. Kox, Martin J. Klein, and Robert Schulmann (1996) VOLUME 7: The Berlin Years: Writings, 1918-1921 edited by Michel Janssen, Robert Schulmann, Jozsef Illy, Christoph Lehner, and Diana Kormos Buchwald (2002) VOLUME 8: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, 1914-1918 edited by Robert Schulmann, A. J. Kox, Michel Janssen, and Jozsef Illy (1998) VOLUME 9: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January 1919-April 1920 edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, Robert Schulmann, Jozsef Illy, Daniel J. Kennefick, and Tilman Sauer (2004) VOLUME 10: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, May-December 1920 and Supplementary Correspondence, 1909-1919 edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, Tilman Sauer, Ze'ev Rosenkranz, Jozsef Illy, and Virginia Iris Holmes (2006) VOLUME 11: Cumulative Index, Bibliography, List of Correspondence, Chronology, and Errata to Volumes 1-10 compiled by A. J. Kox, Tilman Sauer, Diana Kormos Buchwald, Rudy Hirschmann, Osik Moses, Benjamin Aronin, and Jennifer Stolper (2009) VOLUME 12: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January-December 1921 edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, Ze'ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer, Jozsef Illy, and Virginia Iris Holmes (2009).
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- Publisher's Summary
- Every document in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein appears in the language in which it was written, and supplementary paperback volumes present the English translations if all non-English materials. For those desiring a supplement to Volume 5, for instance, this paperback includes translations of correspondence that give a much richer picture of Einstein in his twenties and thirties than we ever had. In addition to illuminating the personal aspects of his life, the letters document his scientific activity: his concentration for years on the unfathomable problems of quanta and radiation, his extensive knowledge of experimental physics, his many fruitful interactions with experimentalists, and finally his long struggle to generalize the 1905 theory of relativity to include gravitation and accelerated frames of reference. This paperback translation does not include notes or annotation of the documentary volume and is not intended for use without the original language documentary edition, which provides the extensive editorial commentary necessary for a full historical and scientific understanding of the documents.
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- This volume opens in spring 1914 when Einstein takes up a research professorship at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin and closes with the collapse of the German Empire four and one-half years later. A good portion of the documentation, which comprises more than 675 letters, has only recently been discovered by the editors. The letters touch on all aspects of Einstein's activities and shed new light on his inner life, while enriching our understanding of his published papers, presented in volumes 6 and 7 of this series. The breakup of Einstein's first marriage and the divorce are presented here for the first time in all their complexity. New material shows Einstein maintaining a strong sense of moral urgency throughout the war. The scientific correspondence documents Einstein's struggle to find satisfactory field equations for his new gravitational theory - the general theory of relativity - and his continued discussion with leading physicists and mathematicians about the implications and further development of the theory.
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- Volume 1 presents important new material on the young Einstein. Over half the documents made available here were discovered by the editors, including a significant group of over fifty letters that Einstein exchanged with Mileva Maric, his fellow student and future wife. These letters, together with other previously unpublished documents, provide an entirely new view of Einstein's youth. The documents in the volume also foreshadow the emergence of his extraordinary creative power. In them is manifested his intense commitment to scientific work and his interest in certain themes that proved to be central to his thinking during the next decade. We can follow, for example, the beginnings of his preoccupation with the electrodynamics of moving bodies that was to lead to the development of this special theory of relativity. For the first time it can be seen how closely he followed such contemporary developments in physics as Planck's work on radiation theory and Drude's work on the electron theory of metals. In addition to all of Einstein's known correspondence and other writings from this period, the volume includes the relevant portions of all third-party letters and other contemporary documents that provide additional information about his secondary schooling at the Aargau Cantonal School; his four years at the Swiss Federal Plytechnical School, or the ETH; and his search for a job after graduation. Included in the volume are those sections of an unpublished biography by Einstein's sister, Maja Winteler-Einstein, which deal with his early years; his extensive notes on a physics course he took at the ETH; and previously unpublished photographs of the young Einstein and his teachers and friends. Documents in Volume 1 portray Einstein's experiences during the two stressful years after his graduation from the ETH in Zurich. Denied a position as an Assistant at the ETH, he lived a hand-to-mouth existence while he looked for a post at other universities; then he attempted to find a secondary-school post, and finally sought a nonacademic job. Tension with his parents over his plans to marry Mileva Maric is evident throughout this period. With the help of a friend, he finally found work at the Swiss Patent Office, the haven where he would spend the next seven years. Freed from his financial worries, he entered on one of the most productive periods of his life, as the next volume, Writings (1901-1910), will document.
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- Every document in "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein" appears in the language in which it was written, and this supplementary paperback volume presents the English translations of all non-English materials. This translation does not include notes or annotation of the documentary volume and is not intended for use without the original language documentary edition which provides the extensive editorial commentary necessary for a full historical and scientific understanding of the documents.
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- The present volume, set in the turbulent post-World War I period, finds Einstein awaiting news of the 1919 British eclipse expedition to test the general relativistic prediction of the deflection of starlight by the sun. With the expedition's success, he becomes the first science celebrity of our age. Deeply interested in the other, stellar redshift test of his theory, Einstein supports astronomers engaged in experimental work on the issue. Piqued by early suggestions of a unified field theory, he ponders how to unify gravitation and electromagnetic field theory and also works to resolve contradictions between the new quantum physics and relativity. His open-minded exchanges with colleagues may challenge his later image as the stubborn critic of quantum mechanics. We see Einstein deeply engaged in discussing social and political issues, participating in humanitarian efforts, and intervening on behalf of intellectuals condemned to death after the fall of the Bavarian Soviet republic. He faced anti-Semitic outbursts, reflected increasingly on his own identity as a Jew and assisted in efforts toward the establishment of the Hebrew University. As an internationalist opponent of war, and a German-speaking Swiss citizen whose renown was sealed by the Englishman Eddington's confirmation of relativity, Einstein mitigated postwar hostility toward German scholars. Correspondence with family and friends documents his divorce, remarriage to his cousin, and his closeness to his two sons. Not withstanding evidence in newly uncovered material concerning efforts to lure Einstein back to Switzerland, and also to the Netherlands, Einstein, entertaining high hopes for the young Weimar Republic, remained in Berlin. This volume reveals new facets of Einstein as he constructively participated in German and European scientific, academic, and cultural life. Since this translation includes only select portions of Volume 9, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume.
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- This index volume provides quick access to the most authoritative compilation of documents and information concerning Einstein's work and correspondence for the first half of his life. It offers readers a Cumulative Index to the first ten volumes of the collected papers, the first complete bibliography of Einstein's scientific and nonscientific writings until 1921, and a succinct biographical time line. This volume is an invaluable research tool for delving into Einstein's written legacy; his interactions with colleagues, institutions, friends, and family; and his scientific, political, educational, and social activities. Volume 11 presents three important and unique bibliographies: the List of Writings, 1891-1921; the Einstein Bibliography, 1901-1921; and a Cumulative Bibliography and Index of Citations for Volumes 1-10. The List of Writings includes all of Einstein's manuscripts that remained unpublished by 1921, while the Einstein Bibliography includes documents that were republished during this period. The Cumulative Bibliography and Index of Citations lists all literature written by authors cited in at least one of the first ten volumes of the series. This volume also contains two complete lists of Einstein's correspondence up through 1920, and a Chronology of Einstein's life for the years 1879-1921. The first list presents the correspondence in chronological order, while the second list presents the correspondence in alphabetical order by correspondent. The indexes and bibliographies implicitly correct inconsistencies and errata across the different volumes. Other corrections are explicitly collected in a List of Errata for the first ten volumes of the series.
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- In the spring of 1919, two British solar eclipse expeditions confirmed the correctness of general relativity theory and propelled Albert Einstein to instant celebrity. Before this major turning point, the majority of Einstein's writings published in this volume dealt with the clarification of general relativistic problems, such as the status of the metric field, the character of gravitational waves, the problem of energy-momentum conservation, and questions of cosmology, such as the nature and size of the universe and the distribution of matter within it. After his rise to international fame, Einstein's publications changed markedly. He faced an increasing demand for popular articles and lectures on relativity, its development and meaning. He also felt compelled to respond to a host of commentators, ranging from skeptical physicists to philosophers trying to reconcile his revolutionary theory with their views. For the first time, he also responded in print to outspoken anti-relativists, some of them fueled by cultural conservatism and, frequently, anti-Semitism. Einstein used his newly won fame to lend prestige to political causes, especially to the reconciliation among European nations and to Zionism. In the early years of Weimar Germany, Einstein spoke out vigorously for the young republic, emphasizing the rights of the individual. He agonized over the misery of the Central Europeans in the grip of starvation and economic collapse, praised the support of individuals and groups such as the Quakers, and championed the cause of Eastern European Jews. His rejection of assimilation, combined with a fierce defense of the right of Jews to higher education, led Einstein to campaign for the establishment of a university in Palestine, the land which he conceived of as a cultural center for all Jews. Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 7, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume.
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- v.7 Alfred Engel, translator; Engelbert Schucking, consultant.
- Winner of Wheatley Medal 2009.
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