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German-born mathematician and physicist. Probably the most famous scientist of all time.
- Born: 14 March 1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany
- Died: 18 April 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- Various equations and formulas deriving from the above:
Results named for Albert Einstein can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Albert Einstein can be found here.
- 1905: On the Movement of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid Demanded by the Molecular-kinetic Theory of Heat (Annalen der Physik Vol. 17: p. 549)
- 1906: On the Theory of the Brownian Movement (Annalen der Physik Vol. 19: pp. 371 – 381)
- 1906: On a New Determination of Molecular Dimensions (Annalen der Physik Vol. 19: pp. 289 – 306)
- 1907: Theoretical Observations on the Brownian Motion (Zeit f. Elektrochemie Vol. 13: pp. 41 – 42)
- 1908: Elementary Theory of the Brownian Motion (Zeit f. Elektrochemie Vol. 14: pp. 235 – 239)
- 1908: Consequences for the constitution of radiation following from the energy distribution law of black bodies
- 1920: Ether and the Theory of Relativity
- 1921: Geometry and Experience
- 1926: Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement (translated by A.D. Cowper)
- 1945: The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields surrounding the Individual Stars (with Ernst Gabor Straus)
- 1946: A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation, II (Ann. Math. Vol. 47: pp. 731 – 741) (with Ernst Gabor Straus) www.jstor.org/stable/1969231
- But there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.
- How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of existence, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?
- ... common sense is, as a matter of fact, nothing more than layers of preconceived notions stored in our memories and emotions for the most part before age eighteen.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Albert Einstein": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 1937: Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics ... (previous) ... (next): They Say: What Say They? : Let Them Say
- 1993: Richard J. Trudeau: Introduction to Graph Theory ... (previous) ... (next): $1$. Pure Mathematics: Why study pure mathematics?
- 1998: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
- 2008: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)