For Einstein, 1905 was a remarkable year. It was also a miraculous year for the history and future of science. In six short months, he published five papers that would transform our understanding of nature. This unparalleled period is the subject of Rigden's book, which deftly explains what distinguishes 1905 from all other years in the annals of science, and elevates Einstein above all other scientists of the twentieth century.For example, the general theory quantitatively predicts that a ray of light should be bent by the gravitational influence of a massive object. If there is an equivalence ... Gravity affects time: clocks run slower in the strong gravity near the Sun than do identical clocks in the weaker gravity far from the Sun. The sources of gravity, masses, also affect space: space is warped by masses. (And since mass andanbsp;...
|Author||:||John S RIGDEN|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30|