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Whittaker's review appeared as a chapter in Whittaker (1953). Anti-Einstein sentiment continues to surface at regular intervals (see, for example, Bjerknes (2002), a book serving as a useful source of quotations if nothing else).

50 See, for example, Pais (1982), Chapter 8, Holton (1988), Chapter 6.

Quoted from the Introduction to Born (1962). This book serves as an excellent introduction to

52 both the special and general theories of relativity.

53 Quoted from Roseveare (1982), p. 154.

Uber das Relativitatsprinzip und die aus demselben gezogenen Folgerungen, published in Jahrb. Rad. Elektr. 4. English version in Schwarz (1977).

be bent by massive bodies, but over the next few years he was concerned most with the quantum theory, and gravitation was put on hold. In 1909, Einstein gained his first academic appointment as an associate professor of theoretical physics at the University of Zurich, and he was on the move again in 1911 to take up a full professorship in Prague. By then, his status was such that many institutions tried to tempt him, and he returned to Zurich (this time to the ETH) 16 months later. But he was on his travels again in 1914, this time to Berlin, where he was based until he left Germany in 1932 - never to return. It was in Prague that Einstein's serious attack on a new theory of gravitation began.

One stimulus for this new activity was Einstein's realization that the bending of light might be capable of experimental verification by considering rays of light passing close to the Sun during a solar eclipse. Einstein's quantitative approach to the bending of light given in On the Influence of Gravitation on the

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