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I would thus recommend the book for only those who have read these books or the equivalent.
Most of the mathematicians I knew simply cannot really "get" physics; so now we know of a theoretical physics of genius who was just not very good at math.
In fact its very different and it would be surprising if the speed of light meant the same thing as the speed of a train.
Very poorly researched. Much of what Ohanian says is either factually incorrect or has been refuted by prominent physicists such as Head of Applied Physics at Yale Professor... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Damola T. Akinade
Terrible book. Could not finish it (which is unusual for me). Very technical & full of details. I had the impression the author had a real axe to grind.Published 8 months ago by parker
There a comment in the book's advertising blurbs that states that the biggest mistake in the book lies in the title, and I completely agree. Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by John W.
The book is well written, interesting and probably worthwhile for many readers. I am not in a position to evaluate his claims. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by T. M. Bosley
The book "Einstein's Mistakes" by Hans C. Ohanian (W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 2008) is remarkable. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Semyon Berkovich
Halfway through this book, I started to have the feeling that the author held some grudge against Einstein, and that that was his ultimate reason for writing it. Read morePublished on March 20, 2010 by horseshoe
I finished reading Dirac's biography The Strangest Man 3 months ago and started to read this book. Its title intrigued me when I was browsing recent physics releases on Amazon and... Read morePublished on August 12, 2009 by Dmitry Vostokov
Ohanian does what the title says. Einstein made mistakes in most of his early journal papers even during his most productive years of 1905-1922 or so. Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by Joel M. Kauffman
This is a terrific book. David Goodstein, professor of physics at Caltech for 35 years, says it well on the cover: "This is a wonderful book, entertaining, informative, full of... Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Donald E. Fulton