Leipzig and Berlin: B. G. Teubner, 1915. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEIN'S PAPER ON THEORETICAL ATOMISM (ALSO BOUND WITH A PAPER ON GENERAL RELATIVITY). Both papers are included in Weil's catalog, respectively numbers 70 and 71. In "Theoretische Atomistik," Einstein emphasizes the importance of Brownian motion, specifically the direct relationship between Brownian motion and 'thermal motion.' In this paper, Einstein notes that "Under the microscope, one, to some extent, immediately sees a part of thermal energy in the form of mechanical energy of moving particles" ("Theoretische Atomistik, 262). Einstein further states "that an increase in theoretical simplicity and comprehensiveness may be due to a reduced number of fundamental concepts or to independent relations among the concepts. He discussed the quantitative relation among the coefficients of viscosity, heat conduction, and diffusion as established by the kinetic theory of gases" (Calaprice, The Einstein Almanac, 46). The second paper, "Die Relativitätstheorie," is a comprehensive exposition of the general theory of relativity (this preceeding by one year his seminal first full exposition of general relativity in 1916). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: Wien, W., "Theorie der Wärmestrahlung" (pp. 209-222); Lorentz, H. A., "Die Maxwellsche Theorie und die Elektronentheorie" (pp. 311-333); Zeeman, P., "Magnetooptik" (pp. 627-650); Planck, M., "Das Prinzip der kleinstein Wirkung" (pp. 692-702); "Verhältnis der Theorien zueinander" (pp. 732-737). Item #362
CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig and Berlin: B. G. Teubner. Octavo (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Full volume. 762 pp. Occasional in-text illustration. Bound in maroon cloth over marbled paper boards; gilt lettered at the spine. Minor rubbing and scuffing at the edges. Tightly and solidly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition. Provenance: From the collection of Richard Green.