Lot 76: Author: Einstein, Albert. Title: Early articles on Special Relativity by Albert Einstein, in five bound volumes of Annalen der Physik. Place Published: Leipzig. Publisher: Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth. Date Published: 1906-1909. Description: 5 volumes, Bands 21, 23, 26, 27, and 28. Some illustrations, diagrams, etc. (8vo) 20.5x13.5 cm (8 1/4x51/2"), period morocco-backed cloth. Includes the following articles: Band 21 - Ueber eine Methode zur Bestimmung (W14). Determining how the mass of electron changes with velocity., Band 23 - Uebe die Moeglichkeit einer neuen Pruefung (W17) & Beneerkungen zu der Notiz (W18) & Ueber die vom Relativitatsprinzip (W19). First is about Doppler effect and method for testing relativity theory; second relates to electron and its changing shape during motion; third is determination of E=mc2., Bands 26 through 28. Ueber die elektromagnetischen Grundgleichungen (W22 & its correction in v 27 = W26) & Ueber die in electronmagnetischen Felde (W23) & one other paper (W27). First is "fundamental equations of the electromagnetism of moving bodies" = Relativity and Maxwell's equations. Second (W23) is Relativity and ponderomotive effect, E here postulating perfect duality between electric and magnetic quantities. Condition: Minor cover wear, old paper library spine labels, old library rubberstamps to title-pages, very good or better, contents generally fine or nearly so.
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