By Spenta R. Wadia
This imperative quantity incorporates a compendium of articles overlaying an enormous variety of issues in physics which have been started or inspired by way of the works of Albert Einstein: targeted relativity, quantum thought, statistical physics, condensed topic physics, normal relativity, geometry, cosmology and unified box concept. An essay at the societal function of Einstein is incorporated. those articles, written through the various popular specialists, provide an insider's view of the interesting global of basic technological know-how.
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