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Einstein’s doctoral thesis and his Brownian motion paper were decisive contributions to our understanding of matter as composed of molecules and atoms. Einstein was one of the founding fathers of quantum theory: his photon proposal through the investigation of blackbody radiation, his quantum theory of specific heat, his calculation of radiation fluctuation giving the first statement of wave–particle duality, his introduction of probability in the description of quantum radiative transitions, and finally quantum statistics and Bose–Einstein condensation. Einstein’s special theory of relativity ... More

*Keywords: *
einstein,
atoms,
brownian,
quantum,
radiation,
duality,
relativity,
spacetime,
cosmology,
physics,
history,
gravity,
photon,
gauge,
Kaluza–Klein,
unification,
extra dimension,
newton

Print publication date: 2013 | Print ISBN-13: 9780199669912 |

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 | DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.001.0001 |

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## Front Matter

## Part I Atomic Nature of Matter

## Part II Quantum Theory

## Part III Special Relativity

## Part IV General Relativity

## Part V Walking in Einstein’s Steps

## Part VI Appendices

## End Matter

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