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Uniform Field Theory, by Albert Einstein, 1929

An offprint (with separate title and separate pagination) from Sitzungsherichten de Presussichen Akademie der Wissenschafter, phys-math. Klasse, 1, (1929) p. 1-8., quarto (7.25" x 10"), bound in original orange printed wraps. The present paper, the 3rd in a series of 9 technical articles on the theory became an international sensation and was considered a major scientific advance. 

"The Unified Field Theory" is one of Einstein's last important scientific works. According to Weil "This paper represents a new development which was immediate news. A translation by L.L. Whyte appeared in the (London) Times of Feb. 4, 1929. It was quoted in full in "Observatory", vol. 52, under the title "New Field Theory" pp.82-87 and (1930) pp.11-118." In 1928 Einstein embarked on a new approach to a unified field theory involving what he called "distant parallelism" . By early 1929 he had solved the main problems involved in writing down field equations for his unified field theory. On the day of official publication of the third of a formidably technical series of 9 articles on the theory.

Excited headlines appeared in foreign newspapers, throughout the world. In this frenzied, unscientific atmosphere Einstein's new theory was hailed in the press as an outstanding scientific advance. Yet Einstein had stated in his article it was still tentative; and soon he found he had to abandon it.

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