Einstein on General Relativity in Annalen der Physik

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Lot 75: Author: Einstein, Albert. Title: Early articles on General Relativity by Albert Einstein, in three bound volumes of Annalen der Physik. Place Published: Leipzig. Publisher: Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth. Date Published: 1911-1914. Description: 3 volumes, Bands 35, 38, and 44. Some illustrations, diagrams, etc. (8vo) leather- or cloth-backed boards. Includes the following articles: Band 35 - Elementare Betrachtungen (W42) & Ueber den Einfluss (W*43). First is on specific heat. Second is a major paper of General Relativity on gravity and light propagation., Band 38 - Lichtgeschwindigkeit (W47) & Zur theorie dees statischen gravitationsfeldes (W48) & Antwort auf Eine Bemerkung (W49) & Relativitaet und Gravitation (W50) & Nachtrang to W46. First two are related and sequential papers chronicling the early development of General Relativity, with especial regard for the Equivalence Principle -- Einstein here showing that the Lorentz transformation of Special Relativity must be generalized to accommodate light in a gravitational field, and the new theory of gravitation must be non-linear. (W47 & 48/B43 & 44)., Band 44 - Die Nordstroemsche Gravitationstheorie (W65). General Relativity and covariance. Condition: Bindings worn; contents generally fine or nearly so. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $800-$1200
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