Einstein's Proposal of the Photon Concept—a Translation of the Annalen der Physik Paper of 1905

  title={Einstein's Proposal of the Photon Concept—a Translation of the Annalen der Physik Paper of 1905},
  author={Arnold B. Arons and Murray B. Peppard},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
Of the trio of famous papers that Albert Einstein sent to the Annalen der Physik in 1905 only the paper proposing the photon concept has been unavailable in English translation. The American Journal of Physics is publishing the following translation in recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of the appearance of the original work. Physics teachers may take particular interest in the following aspects: (1) Einstein's keen awareness of the heuristic character of his new conception. (2) His… Expand
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