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Vol. 10, 80a. From Mileva Einstein-Maric
[Zurich, before 23 July
1920][1]
[Not selected for translation.]
Vol. 7, 45a. Opinion on Jakob Grommer’s Textbook
Project[1]
[Berlin, before 11 October
1920][2]
Expert Opinion by Professor A. Einstein on the Mathematical Physics Text-
book by Dr. J. Grommer
Dr. J. Grommer has been working diligently in constant consultation with me on
the textbook assigned to him. He has already developed part of the material using
a modern scientific approach in as simplified and clear a form possible.
Basic arithmetic (elementary operations, irrational numbers, etc.), ca. 2 printed
sheets
Algebra (linear equations) 1 ½ printed sheets
Mr. Grommer encloses herewith the outline of the entire work, of which I thor-
oughly approve.
I am convinced that Mr. Grommer, on the strength of his rare mathematical
knowledge and talent, is very suitable for authoring an academically appropriate
textbook for the university in Palestine of use to students in engineering as well as
to aspiring mathematicians. He is working on it with dedication and zeal.
I would like to permit myself to advance the following for consideration. Mr.
Grommer has been familiar with Hebrew since his youth. Nonetheless, it should be
realized that the technical terminology in use in the exact sciences, in a certain
sense, still needs to be devised in Hebrew. Therefore, in my view, the right thing
would be for Mr. Grommer to be in direct contact with the mathematics teachers in
Palestine so that the mentioned terminology evolve as uniformly as possible.
Transplanting Mr. Grommer to Palestine would be advantageous also because
then the immediate teaching needs could guide his choice of material completely.
sig. A. Einstein.
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