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The Formative Years of RelativityThe History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures$
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Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691174631

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.001.0001

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Early Monographs on Relativity

Early Monographs on Relativity

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(p.140) 9 Early Monographs on Relativity
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The Formative Years of Relativity
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Hanoch Gutfreund

Jürgen Renn

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0012

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 monographs and textbooks appeared, including those of Hermann Weyl, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Born, Max von Laue, and Arthur Eddington. The chapter compares these different presentations and analyzes their influence on the later development of the theory. Alongside these monographs, which advanced the progress of scholarship in this new and expanding field, there was also an extensive anti-relativity literature. This literature was part of the formative years and it also reflects on the broader social dynamics of the reception of the theory.

Keywords:   relativity textbooks, relativity literature, anti-relativity literature, relativity monographs, relativity scholarship, formative years, social dynamics, Albert Einstein

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