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Einstein Studies
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Einstein and the History of General Relativity

Editors: Howard, Don, Stachel, John (Eds.)

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Based upon the proceedings of the First International Conference on the History of General Relativity, held at Boston University's Osgood Hill Conference Center, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986, this volume brings together essays by twelve prominent historians and philosophers of science and physicists. The topics range from the development of general relativity (John Norton, John Stachel) and its early reception (Carlo Cattani, Michelangelo De Maria, Anne Kox), through attempts to understand the physical implications of the theory (Jean Eisenstaedt, Peter Havas) and to quantize it (Peter G. Bergmann), to elaborations of the theory into a unified theory of electromagnetism and gravitation (Vladimir P. Vizgin, Michel Biezunski), and considerations of its cosmological extensions (Pierre Kerszberg, George F.R. Ellis).

This is the first volume to survey many of the most important questions in the history of general relativity, with many of the contributions drawing upon such original resources as the Einstein Archive. It is hoped that it will stimulate much-needed further research in this hitherto neglected area.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Einstein and the History of General Relativity
Editors
  • Don Howard
  • John Stachel
Series Title
Einstein Studies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-3392-9
Series ISSN
2381-5833
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 446
Topics