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Klein, Martin J.

Overview
Works: 131 works in 395 publications in 5 languages and 2,166 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Manuscripts  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: QC16.E45, 530.0924
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Most widely held works about Martin J Klein
 
Most widely held works by Martin J Klein
Paul Ehrenfest by Martin J Klein( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No truth except in the details : essays in honor of Martin J. Klein by Anne J Kox( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with a pair of essays dealing with the experimental and mathematical foundations of physics in the work of Henry Cavendish and Joseph Fourier, the volume goes on to consider the two broad areas of investigation that constituted the central foci of the development of the physics discipline in the nineteenth century: electricity and magnetism, including especially the work of Michael Faraday, William Thomson, and James Clerk Maxwell; and thermodynamics and matter theory, including the theoretical work and legacy of Josiah Willard Gibbs, some experimental work relating to thermodynamics and kinetic theory by Heinrich Hertz, and the work of Felix Seyler-Hoppe on hemoglobin in the neighboring field of biophysics/biochemistry. Moving on to the beginning of the twentieth century, a group of three articles on Albert Einstein deal with his early career and various influences on his work. Finally, a set of historiographical issues important for the history of physics are discussed, and the chronological conclusion of the volume is an article on the Solvay Conference of 1933."--BOOK JACKET
Einstein's 1912 manuscript on the special theory of relativity by Albert Einstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents one of the most influential scientific documents of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein's (1879-1955) exposition of the theory of relativity. Each of the seventy-two handwritten pages of Einstein's seminal work are faithfully reproduced here and are accompanied on their facing pages by an English translation of the original German text." "A tribute to Einstein's genius, Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity opens with a brief essay by Hanoch Gutfreund, a chronology of Einstein's life, and, to introduce the manuscript, a detailed description of the manuscript, its contents, publication history, and provenance. The manuscript pages themselves then follow, reproduced in full color, with the English translation facing each page." "Subtle variations in paper and ink are clearly visible in the excellent reproductions, indicating where and when Einstein drafted certain parts of this scientific masterpiece. Because the manuscript shows extensive reworking, it reveals Einstein's thought processes more than any other of his handwritten works, inviting the reader to either imaginatively or actually toil alongside Einstein toward the completion of this elegant proof."--Jacket
The collected papers of Albert Einstein. correspondence, 1902-1914 by Albert Einstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the first in the series to be devoted to Einstein's correspondence, begins in June 1902, when he went to work at the Swiss Patent Office. It closes in March 1914, as Einstein left Switzerland to take up his appointment as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The great majority of the more than 500 letters from and to Einstein presented here have not been published before, and some of them will be new even to most Einstein scholars. They give us a much richer picture of Einstein in his twenties and early thirties than we have ever had. We see him through his correspondence with his mother, his wife Mileva, and, from 1912 on, his cousin Elsa, who would later become his second wife. He maintains close ties with old friends, but his circle widens, particularly after 1906, to include a number of his contemporaries in physics such as Max Laue and Paul Ehrenfest. He also develops important relationships with older theorists--Max Planck, Arnold Sommerfeld, and especially H.A. Lorentz. The letters in this volume clarify the development of his academic career once he leaves the Patent Office in 1909, and bring out the important parts played by such staunch supporters of Einstein as Alfred Kleiner, Fritz Haber, and, above all, Walther Nernst. Most significant, however, is the way the letters document crucial aspects of Einstein's 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
The collected papers of Albert Einstein. the Swiss years: writings, 1912-1914 by Albert Einstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents Einstein's writings from the final period of his work in Switzerland. Most of the material in Volume 4 documents Einstein's search for a relativistic theory of gravitation, a search that ended in Berlin in the fall of 1915 with the completion of the general theory of relativity. Three scientific manuscripts, printed here for the first time, provide insights into Einstein's efforts to generalize his original relativity theory into a theory of gravitation. The first is a review article on the special theory of relativity. The second consists of notes that document Einstein's research on gravitation. The third manuscript contains calculations on the problem of the motion of the perihelion of Mercury. The explanation of the observed anomaly of this motion was to become one of the classical tests of general relativity. The existence of such a manuscript has not been known before now. All three of these manuscripts, along with other material in this volume, add significantly to our understanding of the creation of general relativity
Paul Ehrenfest by Martin J Klein( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected papers of Albert Einstein. writings, 1914-1917 by Albert Einstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss years correspondence, 1902-1914 by Albert Einstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Ehrenfest by Martin J Klein( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein. the Swiss years: writings, 1909-1911 by Albert Einstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi should hope for "first and foremost" from any historical investigation, including his own, was that "it may not be too tedious." II That hope is generally realized in Mach's historical writings, most of which are as lively and interesting now as they were when they appeared. Mach did not follow any existing model of historical or philosophical or scientific exposition, but went at things his own way combining the various approaches as needed to reach the goals he set for himself. When he is at his best we get a sense of the Mach whom William James met on a visit to Prague, the Mach whose four hours of "unforgettable conversation" gave the forty year old, well traveled James the strongest "impression of pure intellectual genius" he had yet received, and whose "absolute simplicity of manner and winningness of smile" captivated him completely. 12 Consider, for example, the first few chapters of this book, Principles of the Theory of Heat, which Mach devotes to the notion of temperature, that most fundamental of all thermal concepts. He begins by trying to trace the path that leads from our sensations of hot and cold to a numerical temperature scale
Collected scientific papers by Paul Ehrenfest( Book )

14 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss years writings, 1909-1911 by Albert Einstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss years: writings, 1912-1914 by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a theoretical physicist by Martin J Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected papers of Albert Einstein. writings, 1909-1911 by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Klein, Martin Jesse 1924-2009

Martin J. Klein American historian

Martin J. Klein Amerikaans natuurkundige (1924-2009)

Martin J. Klein amerikansk historikar og fysikar

Martin J. Klein amerikansk historiker och fysiker

Martin J. Klein amerikansk historiker og fysiker

Martin J. Klein historiador estadounidense

Martin J. Klein historiador estatunidenc

Martin J. Klein historien américain

Martin J. Klein US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Клейн, Мартин Джесси

مارتن جيه. كلاين مؤرخ أمريكي

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