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EINSTEIN, Albert
Erklarung der Perihelbewegung des Merkur aus der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie, pp. 831-839 in Sitzungsberichte der Königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XLVII, 18 November 1915. The first observational verification of general relativity
Berlin: George Reimer for the Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften�, 1915. First edition. First edition, journal issue in original printed wrappers, of one of Einstein’s most important papers. In this paper Einstein presents two of his greatest discoveries. The first result was that his theory explains quantitatively the secular rotation of the orbit of Mercury, discovered by Le Verrier, without the need of any special hypothesis. The second discovery was that the bending of light is twice as large as he had found earlier. This correct value would make Einstein an international celebrity when it was found to be accurate after measurements taken during the May 1919 solar eclipse.. <p><span>First edition, journal issue in original printed wrappers, of one of Einstein's most important papers, in which "</span>he presents two of his greatest discoveries. Each of these changed his life" (Pais, p. 253). "In the fall of 1915, Einstein came to the painful realization that the 'Entwurf' field equations are untenable. Casting about for new field equations, he fortuitously found his way back to equations of broad covariance that he had reluctantly abandoned three years earlier. He had learned enough in the meantime to see that they were physically viable after all ... and on November 4, 1915, presented the rediscovered old equations to the Berlin Academy. He returned a week later with an important modification, and two weeks after that with a further modification. In between these two appearances before his learned colleagues, he presented yet another paper showing that hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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