[Reading] ➶ No Shadow of a Doubt By Daniel Kennefick – Heartforum.co.uk On their 100th anniversary the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativityIn 1919 British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to t of a PDF/EPUB ê On their th anniversary the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativityIn British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein's revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century's most celebrated scientific experiment The result ushered in a new era and made Einstein a global celebrity by confirming his dramatic prediction that the path of light rays would be bent by gravity Today Einstein's theory is scientific fact Yet the effort to weigh light by measuring the gravitational deflection of starlight during the May solar eclipse has become clouded by myth and skepticism Could Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson have gotten the results they claimed Did the pacifist Eddington falsify evidence to foster peace after a horrific war by Shadow of a MOBI ï validating the theory of a German antiwar campaigner In No Shadow of a Doubt Daniel Kennefick provides definitive answers by offering the most comprehensive and authoritative account of how expedition scientists overcame war bad weather and euipment problems to make the experiment a triumphant successThe reader follows Eddington on his voyage to Africa through his letters home and delves with Dyson into how the complex experiment was accomplished through his notes Other characters include Howard Grubb the brilliant Irishman who made the instruments; William Campbell the American astronomer who confirmed the result; and Erwin Findlay Freundlich the German whose attempts to perform the test in Crimea were foiled by clouds and his arrestBy chronicling the expeditions and their enormous impact in greater detail than ever before No Shadow of a Doubt reveals a story that is even richer and exciting than previously known.
of a PDF/EPUB ê Daniel Kennefick is associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville He is the author of Traveling at the Speed of Thought Einstein and the uest for Gravitational Waves and a coauthor of An Einstein Encyclopedia both Princeton.
- 416 pages
- No Shadow of a Doubt
- Daniel Kennefick
- 23 September 2014 Daniel Kennefick