## Einstein's Physics

## Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

### Ta-Pei Cheng

## Reviews and Awards

"What a wonderful book! Cheng explains the monumental achievements of Einstein, and relates them to developments in physics since his time. All this is done in detail, yet with a minimum of pre-requisites. Physicists and physics students alike will appreciate this book: whereas most books about Einstein, whether popular or academic, make no attempt to properly explain his physics, Cheng succeeds admirably. The book brings the reader up to date with short but lucid accounts of more recent developments based on the great Albert's work, such as dark energy in modern cosmology, gauges in quantum theory, and Kaluza-Klein theory." -- Jeremy Butterfield, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

"This far-reaching and fascinating textbook covers Einstein's work in depth and in context. The conscientious reader will be amply rewarded." -- Alan Heavens, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh

"Einstein's contributions to modern theoretical physics are both profound and pervasive. Cheng takes a look at the full range of the famous physicist's work and sets out to explain Einstein's achievements from our modern understanding of the subject matter. The project succeeds. Cheng's explanations combine conceptual clarity with mathematical detail and historical sensitivity." -- Tilman Sauer, Einstein Papers Project, California Institute of Technology