Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizitat (parts 1-2) (with W. Mayer).

Publisher Information: Berlin: Akad. Wiss. 1931.

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) and Walther Mayer (1887-1948). (1) Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Electrizität. Offprint from Sitzungsberichten der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1931). 19pp. (2) Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. Zweite Abhandlung. Offprint from Sitzungsberichten der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1932). 10pp. Together 2 offprints. 258 x 185 mm. Original printed wrappers, no. (1) lightly creased vertically. Fine copies.

First Editions, Offprint Issues. Einstein made several attempts at a five-dimensional unified field theory, including this two-part collaboration with mathematician Walther Mayer "in which a new unified field theory was proposed, one based on a four-dimensional space-time continuum with a five-dimensional tangent space attached at each point" (Pais, Subtle is the Lord, p. 492). This two-part paper is included on Shields's list of Einstein's most significant papers; see Albert Einstein, Philosopher-Scientist (1949), p. 758. Shields 251; 261. Weil *182; *185.

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