Publisher Information: 1907.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Berichtigung zu meiner Arbeit: “Die Plancksche Theorie der Strahlung etc.” Offprint from Annalen der Physik 22 (1907). Single sheet (p. 800). Unbound as issued. 223 x 145 mm. Lower corner lightly creased, but very good.
First Edition, Rare Offprint Issue. Einstein’s important correction to his paper on specific heats, “Die Plancksche Theorie der Strahlung und die Theorie der spezifischen Wärme” (1907; see Weil *15), which “made clear for the first time that quantum concepts have a far more general applicability” (Pais, p. 394). “Einstein initially believed that his oscillating lattice points [in a three-dimensional crystal lattice] were electrically charged ions. A few months later he published a correction to his paper, in which he observed that this was an unnecessary assumption . . . Einstein’s correction freed the quantum rules (in passing, one might say) from any specific dependence on electromagnetism” (Pais, p. 396). Pais, Subtle is the Lord, pp. 394-396. Weil *15(n).Book Id: 43297