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Einstein succeeded not merely in spite of, but sometimes because of his mistakes. The fruitful mistakes were mainly conceptual rather than mathematical ones. For example, in formulating special relativity he decreed, rather than demonstrated, that light travels at a constant speed in a vacum regardless of how fast you are moving fisicaa to a light source.
In general ohqnian he started with the idea that it is impossible to distinguish in certain circumstances between acceleration due to gra. In general relativity he started with the idea that it is impossible to distinguish in certain circumstances between acceleration due to gravity and acceleration ohxnian to some other force. Both of these ideas are to greater or lesser degrees incorrect or at least not consistent with the notion that science has some connection to what one observes.
But he overcame both, though he tended to stubbornly insist that there was no problems with either of the above ideas. Hoanian was interested to learn that the physicist Hendrick Lorentz and the mathematician Henri Poincare had formulated parts of special relavivty before Einstein.
Einstein though greatly generalized the application of the ideas of special relativity to all of physics, while Lorentz applied his ideas only to electromagnetism.
Both Fisia and Poincare seem to have stuck with the idea that light must travel through a medium like other waves, and thus stuck with the idea that the ether, gisica hypothetical medium in which light propagates must exist – although they conceded that it could not be detected and that special relativity made its existence redundant. Einstein did not follow their example. I found it interesting to learn that Einstein did not much like math, which seems rather odd for someone who was a theoretical physicist by profession.
His successes resulted from insight into the consequences of physical principles, plus an eye for weak spots in existing ideas. In later years he always had an assistant to help with the math.
Many of his papers have ohania errors.
Einstein’s Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius
His general relativity could have come out in a satisfactory form earlier had he been quicker to learn the relevant fisoca technique tensors. Unfortunately his last two decades were spent in search of a grand unified theory of all the forces of physics, at a time when this was wildly premature. Worse, his fellow physicists could easily spot that his repeated and public efforts on this subject failed even to account for existing knowledge, such as coming out with the correct results for electromagnetism or the effects of general relativity.
His efforts were further hampered by his unwillingness to accept the framework of quantum theory as developed in the s. All this failure leads one to the more general question of how long anyone should persist with an idea that does not lead to immediate success.
Abandoning the idea after the first reverse may be premature; continuing on and on in the hopes of eventual success however may simply be self-delusion. Ohaniab in his private life was not admirable. He seems to have been a serial adulterer. He also did little to ease the living conditions of a son by his first marriage, who suffered from some kind of mental illness and was institutionalized. Although it would appear that some sort of professional care was appropriate, some of Einstein’s considerable affluence could have been devoted to ensuring that phanian son, an disica man whatever khanian emotional problems, did not have to spend decades sleeping in a dormitory.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Einstein’s Mistakes by Hans C. 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. In this provocative forensic biography, Hans C. Ohanian dissects this and other mistakes and places them in the context of Einstein’s 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.
Einstein’s uncanny ability to use his mistakes subconsciously as stepping stones toward his revolutionary theories was one hallmark of his genius. Hardcoverpages. Published September 17th by W. Norton Company first published September 8th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Einstein’s Mistakesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 21, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: Albert Einstein was a genius. Time after time, he made theoretical leaps and discoveries that were decades ahead of the work his contemporaries were doing. He also made some colossal, amazingly bone-headed errors. In fact, according to Dr. Ohanian, a physicist himself, out of scientific papers published by Einstein over his lifetime, a full 40 of them had mistakes, some of which were trifling, but many of which were significant.
Not only Albert Einstein was a genius. Not only that, but his doctoral dissertation alone had over thirty math errors. If the greatest physicist of the 20th-century and the second-greatest of all time, after only Sir Isaac Newton can mess up that frequently and still be lauded as a genius, I figure a few mistakes here and there aren’t going to kill me, either.
Interestingly, Einstein didn’t consider intelligence or hard work to be his most important asset. His stubborness got top billing, instead.
Some of these mistakes led directly to the discoveries Einstein is best known for: Whenever he could, he’d partner with ohankan physicist or a mathematician whose job it was to write the part of his papers that involved calculations — and in his ohankan years, he employed assistants for the sole purpose of performing ohqnian complex mathematics his work required.
Ohanian has a talent, too, of explaining complex scientific theories in a way that is understandable for the layperson.
I appreciated his fisicq comparing mass and energy to ice and water. Great visual, isn’t it? Perhaps I can be a bit more welcoming and gentle fjsica my own mistakes, too. For more book reviews, come visit my blog, Build Enough Bookshelves. Apr 02, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: Based on the description, I was excited to read this book because I thought it was fusica to focus on Einstein’s thought process. Wouldn’t that be great — not just a description of the final form of Einstein’s discovery but a in-depth description of the path he took to get there, describing both the insights and the wrong turns along the way.
The book does do some of that, which is why I’m giving it a positive rating. However the author also spends a lot of time delving into Einstein’s failings Based on the description, I was excited to read this book because I thought ohanain was going to focus on Einstein’s thought process.
However the author also spends a lot of time delving into Einstein’s failings in his personal life, as a husband, as a father, and so forth. Also the author spends a lot of time on things that aren’t failings but that tend to undercut Einstein’s accomplishments, like constantly pointing out that other physicists were working on the same topics and understood some concepts better than Einstein. The overall impression is that the book’s goal is to take Einstein down a peg, and it leaves rather a sour taste in the mouth.
Fsica para Ingeniera y Ciencias 3ra Edicion Hans
Someone else, read this and tell me if you love it as much as I do. Nov 27, Christian rated it did not like it. Probably deserves zero stars. Oct 26, Philip rated it really liked it. I did not enjoy reading this book, but it is essential reading.
The author rather gleefully catalogs every failing, plus some that I still would not consider “mistakes. Briefly, like other pioneers, E. One aspect I found completely fascinating and new to me was the account of the contemporary b I did not enjoy reading this book, but it is essential reading. One aspect I found completely fascinating and new to me was the account of the contemporary backlash against E’s work.
Some of it was pure antisemitism, but Ohanian paints a more nuanced view of a genuine cultural struggle about what physics should be. Winners write the histories, and now those people are largely forgotten, so this is interesting. If you were unaware what disaster E. I didn’t enjoy that either, but if we think biography is worthwhile at all, then it should not suppress things, and this book surely doesn’t.
Readers may also want to try “Einstein’s Clocks” by Peter Galison. Jan 13, Anthony Cleveland rated it it was ok. The science requires more than a basic understanding to truly appreciate. But the less known facts about Einstein’s personal life was informative.
Also, the information regarding other scientists and their theories which came before Einstein and helped him to solidify his thinking was helpful. Would recommend for scientists i An interesting read. Would recommend for scientists interested in diving deeper into the life of Einstein and his contributions and mistakes. Mar 16, Eric rated it really liked it.
Not for the laymen. Anyone could walk away with an impression, but to enjoy Ohanian one should know bits of scientific history. Many scientists mentioned made me feel lost. This gem is not only an “Einstein book. In general relativity he started with the idea that it is impossible to distinguish in certain circumstances between acceleration due to gra Einstein succeeded not merely in spite of, but sometimes because of his mistakes. Feb 11, Lealdo rated it liked it.
O autor escreve de maneira juvenil, no pior do sentidos. Dec 27, J.