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true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is
capable of knowing."
E instein's life and work
"To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties comprehend only in their most primitive forms the knowledge, this feeling, is at the center. . . ."
His comments on the scientific method.
Mirabilis in brief
two parts of science | dialectical method | defining science | Newton | Einstein's context
1905, was quite an
impressive year for Einstein's publications
effect where photons generate a flow of electrons, in phosphorus for
2. special relativity
an speed of light.
3. molecular (and
4. Brownian Motion
(molecules & atoms) as related to heat; the warmer the gas the faster the movement of molecules.
human being, his discoveries and his motives.
Germans & German unification, 1871.
His life span: 1879-1955
born March 14,
1880, Munich, Bavaria.
1894, Milan, Italy.
son of a business clerk he was weak in grade school
mixed experience in the Swiss Federal Polytechnic
self-taught in the electrical engineering
a fine technician
1902, worked in the Swiss patent office after graduate school
His discoveries in two miraculous years ( annus
Died in Princeton, April 19, 1955.
of atoms & heat or Brownian motion
photoelectricity or the photoelectric effect
and gravity in “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies;”
he invented a more precise prediction of a simpler system than Newton’s
to special relativity is general relativity
our concept of the universe with the architecture of space-time
anomalies in observational data
pacifist, sought the unified field theory
“The laws of nature become simpler
at higher dimensions”
Kaku, p. 79)
the problem of light ( electromagnetic
human ethical obligation
• Einstein details
and Quarks ( s) ubatomic particles
• Kaku, Beyond Einstein
elliptical orbits of planets and comets around the sun due to gravitational attraction
matter interacting with moving matter
balls, atoms or corpuscles in the ether of space account for reality
linearity of time
Time as a constant, unvarying and universally the same
Sir Isaac Newton
facets of Science
Galilei | Murray Gell-Mann | Jacob Bronowski | Stephen
Hawking | Ernst Mayr | Ian
Tattersall | Charles
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