Alan Lightman's "Einstein's Dreams" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Alan Lightman's "Einstein's Dreams"
Applies of theories of developmental psychology to Alan Lightman's book "Einstein's Dreams".
# 72720 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Physics (Relativity) , English (Analysis) , Psychology (General) , Mathematics (General)

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This paper looks at the way Alan Lightman's novel, "Einstein' Dreams", handles Einstein's theory of the relativity of time, mainly the "elasticity" of time. The paper discusses this in terms of how it relates to adult cognitive development.

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"Alan Lightman's book "Einstein's Dreams" is a novel that plays with Einstein's theory of the relativity of time. There is a proverb that says "a watched pot never boils". It requires some level of cognitive development to understand this proverb. It does not mean that the water in the pot will never boil. Depending on the level of heat applied to the pot, the water could boil in as quick a time as three minutes. However, for someone who stands over the pot and ..."

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