Publisher Information: 1908.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) and Jakob Johann Laub (1884-1962). Über die elektromagnetischen Grundgleichungen für bewegter Körper. Offprint from Annalen der Physik, 4th series, 26 (1908). 532-540pp. 225 x 146 mm. Original printed wrappers. Fine.
First Edition, Offprint Issue. Einstein’s first paper written jointly with a collaborator, on the relativistic electrodynamics of ponderable media. “In 1908 [Laub] wrote works together with Einstein on the basic electromagnetic equations, which was aimed to replace the four-dimensional formulation of the electrodynamics by Minkowski by a simpler, classical formulation. Both Laub and Einstein discounted the spacetime formalism as too complicated. However, it turned out that Minkowski’s spacetime formalism was fundamental for the further development of special relativity” (Wikipedia). Pais, Subtle is the Lord, pp. 151, 154. Shields 23. Weil 23.Book Id: 43217