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Introduction

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This introductory chapter provides a brief background into the development of Albert Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. As a characteristic stage in the development of the theory, ... More


Beyond the Formative Years

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter offers an outlook on the further transformations of Einstein's theory after the formative years. Following this period, the theory underwent a process of marginalization within the field ... More


Early Monographs on Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the emergence of a tradition of writing textbooks on relativity and of teaching the subject. Around 1920, in addition to Einstein's books and articles, a series of influential ... More


Structure and Contents of the Meaning of Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the structure and content of Einstein's text, The Meaning of Relativity. It shows the flow of ideas in the order of their presentation and emphasizes the new ways of their ... More


The Quest for a Unified Field Theory

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter addresses the question of why general relativity was perceived to be an incomplete theory by many contemporary scientists, including Einstein himself. In the formative years, general ... More


The Principles of General Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers what the theory actually achieved and specifically reexamines the meaning of the relativity principle. The question of its meaning was raised by critical observers whose ... More


Formative years

Gregor Gall

in Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526100290
eISBN:
9781526124173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100290.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Examines Crow’s early years and family background to give insight into the formative process by which he became politicised and developed the strong and forceful personality he became known for and ... More


Lucy and John James Audubon’s Influence on Grinnell

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at George Bird Grinnell's (1849–1938) early life and influences, primarily shaped by his relationship with the Audubon family. Grinnell's father was a near neighbor of the ... More


Oxford, c. 1571 Rumors

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the community inhabited by Hakluyt during his formative years. Ample evidence of this community survives today: many of the buildings he walked through survive today; most of ... More


Episodic memory and common sense: how far apart?

Endel Tulving

in Episodic Memory: New Directions in Research

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508809
eISBN:
9780191687396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508809.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Much of science begins as an exploration of common sense, and much of science, if successful, ends if not in rejecting it then at least going far beyond it. The science of memory, although still in ... More


Folk football and early activity

Gary James

in The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495.00009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter begins the analysis of football in Manchester by setting the scene. It discusses the development of the city and the impact of sport in the city’s formative years, including the early ... More


Time and Brubeck Time

Stephen A. Crist

in Dave Brubeck’s Time Out

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190217716
eISBN:
9780190217754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190217716.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter sketches some of the most important factors that led to the formation of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and its rise to fame in the 1950s. Brubeck’s interest in polyrhythms is traced back to ... More


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