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Einsteins Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius
Einsteins Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius Hans C. Ohanian 0393062937 9780393062939 Fresh insights into aspects of Einstein we dont usually consider: his mistakes and the role they played in the discovery of his theories.Alt
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Einsteins Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius by Hans C. Ohanian

Fresh insights into aspects of Einstein we dont usually consider: his mistakes and the role they played in the discovery of his theories.Although Einstein was the greatest genius of the twentieth century, many of his ground-breaking discoveries were blighted by mistakes, ranging from serious misconceptions in physics to blatant errors in mathematics. For instance, Einsteins first theoretical proof of the famous formula E = mc 2 was incomplete and only approximately valid; he struggled with this problem for many years, but he never found a complete proof (better mathematicians did). In this provocative forensic biography, Hans C. Ohanian dissects this and other mistakes and places them in the context of Einsteins turbulent life and times. Einstein was often navigating in a fog of irrational and mystical inspirations, but his profound intuition about physics permitted him to reach his goal despite—and sometimes because of—the mistakes he made along the way. Einsteins uncanny ability to use his mistakes subconsciously as stepping stones toward his revolutionary theories was one hallmark of his genius.

Author: Hans C. Ohanian

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2008-09-17

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ISBN: 0393062937


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