Publisher Information: Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1910.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). (1) Uber einen Satz der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und seine Anwendung in der Strahlungstheorie [with L. Hopf]. pp. 1096-1104. (Weil 34, Boni 29). (2) Statistiche Untersuchung der Bewegung eines Resonators in einem Strahlungsfeld [with L. Hopf]. pp. 1105-1115. (Weil 35, Boni 30). (3) Theorie der Opaleszens von homogenen Flüssigkeiten und Flüssigkeitsgemischen in der Nähe des kritischen Zustandes. pp. 1275-1298. (Weil *36). In Annalen der Physik und Chemie 33. Red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. [Whole volume: viii, 1584 pp. + 6 plates]. Text-figs. (210 x 130) mm. Very good copy.
Approximate English translations of titles and brief explanations of papers:
(1) "On a theorem of probability calculus and its application in the radiation theory." "Einstein and Hopf wrote this paper to show that the failure of statistical mechanics vis-a-vis the radiation law cannot be ameliorated by proposing that individual statistical events in the emission of light from different points on the surface of a luminous body are not actually independent but instead are interdependent with each other. Even if one assumes a failure to be statistically independent, one derives the same usual form of the radiation law as Fourier sum." (p. 290. Calaprice, Kennefick & Shulmann. An Einstein Encyclopedia. 2015.)
(2) "Statistical investigation of the movement of a resonator in a radiation field." With: L. Hopf. "The authors make use of the results in [no. 1, above], demonstrating that the Rayleigh-Jeans law of radiation is an unavoidable consequence of statistics, even if we avoid assumptions that we may think need correction. In other words, we cannot blame statistics for a faulty result." (p. 290. Calaprice, Kennefick & Shulmann. An Einstein Encyclopedia. 2015.)
(3) "Theory of the opalescence of homogenous liquids and liquid mixtures near the critical state"."Einstein explains the optical effects that occur near the critical point of a fluid (at which liquid gas phases can coexist) and of a binary mixture of liquids that can also explain the blue color of the sky. It adds to earlier stuidies that provided evidence for the atomistic constitution of matter and is one of the most difficult papers to understand." (p. 290. Calaprice, Kennefick & Shulmann. An Einstein Encyclopedia. 2015.)
"October . E. completes a paper on critical opalescence, his last major work in classical statistical physics." (Pais, Subtle is the Lord..., 523.)
Weil's Einstein Bibliography nos. 34, 35, and *36, respectively.
Boni's Einstein Checklist nos. 29, 30, and 31, respectively.Book Id: 50336