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Albert’s class was on the history teacher Mr. Braun asked Albert if the Prussians defeated the French to Waterloo. Albert told him that he didn’t know and he must have forgotten. This irritated the teacher. He asked Albert, why? Albert replied that he didn’t see a point in learning dates. One could learn about them from books. Ideas are more important than facts and figures. The teacher attributed to Albert that he didn’t believe in education. He talked in a sarcastic manner. Albert told him that education should be about ideas and not facts. The teacher said that Albert was a disgrace to be there Albert felt miserable when he left the school that afternoon.
He didn’t like this school. He would have to come to it again. He lived in a small room. It was one of the poorest quarters of Munich. The landlady beat her children regularly. Her husband came every Saturday and drank in the evening. He then beat her. He didn’t like the children’s crying every time. He told these things to Yuri. He hated the atmosphere of slum violence. Next time his cousin [elsa] came to Munich. She told Albert that if he tried he could pass the examination. There were more stupid boys than him. Moreover, passing the examination was not difficult. It was simply just to be able to repeat in the examination that Elsa that he was not good at learning things by heart. He liked music as it gave him comfort. Albert didn’t like to remain in school. He met Yuri after six months. He had an idea. He told Yuri that if he had a medical certificate that he suffered from a nervous breakdown, he could get rid of school. He asked Yuri if he had a doctor friend. Yuri told him that he had in Dr. Ernest Weil. However, Yuri told him not to deceive him. He must be frank with him. When Albert visited Dr. Ernest Weil he had really come near a nervous breakdown. Dr. Ernest issued him the certificate. His fees were that he should serve Yuri with a meal. Albert told Dr. Ernest about his future plans.
He would go to Milan. He hoped to get admission into an Italian college or institute. It was possible from the comments of the Mathematics teacher, Mr. Koch. Yuri told him to get a reference in writing from the Mathematics teacher before going to the head teacher. Mr. Koch, the mathematics teacher encouraged him.

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  • The life of albert einstein ppt

    1. 1. The Life of Albert Einstein By Naman Kumar V.V.D.A.V Public School
    2. 2. Birth and Childhood  Albert was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany.  Parents Hermann and Pauline were non observant Jews whose family business consisted of the manufacturing of electrical parts. The house where Einstein was born.
    3. 3. Early Schooling  Albert received good grades but found his schooling restricting as it depended on memorization and obedience. His real studies were done at home while reading science and math textbooks.  He left his school in Munich at age 15, to join his parents who had moved to Italy. Einstein’s class in Munich in 1889. Einstein is in the front row, second from the right.
    4. 4. "It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom." - Einstein  Albert graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1900Albert graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1900 as a secondary math and physics teacher.as a secondary math and physics teacher.  He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Zurich. He later becameHe obtained his Ph.D. from University of Zurich. He later became professor at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft in Berlin.professor at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft in Berlin.
    5. 5. Scientific Works The 1905 papers:The 1905 papers: Three seminal papers researched and written byThree seminal papers researched and written by Einstein.Einstein.  The first concerning electromagnetic energyThe first concerning electromagnetic energy  The second proposing the special theory ofThe second proposing the special theory of relativityrelativity  The third concerning statistical mechanicsThe third concerning statistical mechanics
    6. 6. Scientific Works E=mc²E=mc²  This equation expresses the deepThis equation expresses the deep connection between energy and mass.connection between energy and mass.  E represents energy, m represents mass,E represents energy, m represents mass, and c² is a very large number, the squareand c² is a very large number, the square of the speed of light.of the speed of light. Click to hear Einstein explain his formula
    7. 7. Fame • When British eclipse expeditions in 1919 confirmed his predictions about the general theory of relativity, Einstein was bombarded by the popular press. • Einstein became the world's symbol of pure genius, and of the new physics. • Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921. "I have become rather like King Midas, except that everything turns not into gold but into a circus." - Einstein
    8. 8. WWII and Einstein’s Concerns  With the rise of fascism in Germany, Einstein moved, in 1933 to the United States, abandoning his pacifistic views he held during WWI.  Einstein wrote a letter to FDR in 1939 that urged the U.S. to develop an atomic bomb before Germany did. This letter contributed to Roosevelt’s decision to fund the Manhattan Project.
    9. 9. The Nuclear Age o In May 1946, Einstein became chairman of the new Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, which strove for international control of nuclear energy. o In 1952 Einstein was offered the position of President of Israel, but turned down the opportunity. His interest in public affairs, however, continued. o Einstein continued until his death in 1955 as an avid political activist.
    10. 10. "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” Einstein died in the spring of 1955 from heart failure, six years after his wife. However, his accomplishments in the field of physics are still remembered and taught today.

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