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The Resource No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity, Daniel Kennefick

No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity, Daniel Kennefick

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No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity
Title
No shadow of a doubt
Title remainder
the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity
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Daniel Kennefick
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein's revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century's most celebrated scientific experiment. The result ushered in a new era and made Einstein a global celebrity by confirming his dramatic prediction that the path of light rays would be bent by gravity. Today, Einstein's theory is scientific fact. Yet the effort to "weigh light" by measuring the gravitational deflection of starlight during the May 29, 1919, solar eclipse has become clouded by myth and skepticism
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kennefick, Daniel
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Eddington, Arthur Stanley
  • Dyson, Frank Watson
  • Einstein, Albert
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Gravity
  • Solar eclipses
Target audience
adult
Label
No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity, Daniel Kennefick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 31
  • 4
  • Europe in Its Madness
  • p. 56
  • 5
  • Preparations in Time of War
  • p. 92
  • 6
  • Opportunity of the Century?
  • p. 105
  • 1
  • 7
  • Tools of the Trade
  • p. 125
  • 8
  • Improvised Expedition
  • p. 142
  • 9
  • Outward Bound
  • p. 152
  • 10
  • Experiment That Weighed Light
  • Through Cloud, Hopefully
  • p. 172
  • 11
  • Not Only Because of Theory
  • p. 181
  • 12
  • Lights All Askew in the Heavens
  • p. 226
  • 13
  • Theories and Experiments
  • p. 6
  • p. 252
  • 14
  • Unbearable Heaviness of Light
  • p. 288
  • 15
  • Problem of Scientific Bias
  • p. 328
  • 2
  • Eclipses
  • p. 19
  • 3
  • Two Pacifists, Einstein and Eddington
Control code
on1051138098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780691183862
Lccn
2019930002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
530.11 K39 ; XX-N ; [A18BP183, #55, 3@29.95, LAP/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1051138098
  • (OCoLC)1051138098
Label
No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity, Daniel Kennefick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 31
  • 4
  • Europe in Its Madness
  • p. 56
  • 5
  • Preparations in Time of War
  • p. 92
  • 6
  • Opportunity of the Century?
  • p. 105
  • 1
  • 7
  • Tools of the Trade
  • p. 125
  • 8
  • Improvised Expedition
  • p. 142
  • 9
  • Outward Bound
  • p. 152
  • 10
  • Experiment That Weighed Light
  • Through Cloud, Hopefully
  • p. 172
  • 11
  • Not Only Because of Theory
  • p. 181
  • 12
  • Lights All Askew in the Heavens
  • p. 226
  • 13
  • Theories and Experiments
  • p. 6
  • p. 252
  • 14
  • Unbearable Heaviness of Light
  • p. 288
  • 15
  • Problem of Scientific Bias
  • p. 328
  • 2
  • Eclipses
  • p. 19
  • 3
  • Two Pacifists, Einstein and Eddington
Control code
on1051138098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780691183862
Lccn
2019930002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
530.11 K39 ; XX-N ; [A18BP183, #55, 3@29.95, LAP/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1051138098
  • (OCoLC)1051138098

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