D O C U M E N T 9 5 O C T O B E R 1 9 2 5 1 1 5 hence satisfies the electromagnetic vacuum equations. But such an explanation does not manage to offer a reasonable interpretation of the ’s.[5] Obversely, the ’s can, of course, also easily be eliminated, namely from the rigorous equations. The very circumstance that one can doubt whether the ’s or the ’s should be interpreted as the electromagnetic field makes one skeptical. This skepticism was encouraged in that I just cannot succeed in arriving at the energetic character- istics of the electromagnetic field along any somewhat satisfactory formal path.— I was very glad about Dr. Eisler’s nomination,[6] even more so about the Treaty of Locarno.[7] Under the influence of these great events, scholars will soon be abandoning their narrow-minded standpoint it would, however, have been nicer if academics had taken the lead in extending the olive branch. Kind regards, yours sincerely, A. Einstein P.S. I was very glad that my paper received so much attention from you. 95. To Mileva Einstein-Mariü [Berlin,] 24 October [1925][1] Dear Mileva, I think it’s best if I write to Mr. Gonzenbach.[2] For that, I need his address. Per- haps also to Mr. Anschütz. To that end, I must, however, also know precisely what is to be argued against the pedigree of the girl, and by how much she is too old.[3] So, you must inform me about that as soon as possible. When I read a letter from you, I feel like a criminal—if I don’t remember the actual circumstances. As a matter of fact, I have always done everything humanly possible to make your life easier and better. If you had given Albert[4] the task of taking along publications by me, he would, of course, have gotten everything. Of course, I could also send them to you. However, this undertaking is precluded by the fact that there actually remain no offprints of my most significant articles. All of them have passed into the literature. If I send you the less significant articles, of which I have offprints, it wouldn’t be of much use to you, and you certainly won’t read them. You and the children will receive as many keepsakes as you would like, now or after my death.[5] You need only state your wishes. Now I have given you ∂fμ- v ∂xv --------- 0. = fμv ϕμv ϕμ ϕμv fμv
Previous Page Next Page