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Does anyone know if it is possible to retrieve the original 1925 paper by Einstein on Bose-Einstein Condensation? Possibly a translation into english, but german would be fine if no translation is available. I have managed to find a translation of Quantentheorie des einatomigen idealen Gases (Quantum Theory of a Monoatomic Ideal Gas) from 1924 where it is referenced as Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Physikalisch-mathematische Klasse, 1925, p. 3–14, but couldn't find it anywhere.

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  • $\begingroup$ I found the following translation Quantum Theory of the Ideal Monoatomic Gas (1925). The first paper (1924) can be found in translation here Quantum Theory of a Monoatomic Ideal Gas (1924). $\endgroup$ – StephenG Jan 28 '18 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ @StephenG That should be an answer $\endgroup$ – David Z Jan 28 '18 at 5:30
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidZ Done as per suggestion. I figured this was a link-only answer so I commented but I guess it's an exception. $\endgroup$ – StephenG Jan 28 '18 at 9:40
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    $\begingroup$ @StephenG I see where you're going with that, but this type of question (i.e. specific-reference that is asking to track down a hard-to-find paper) is completely answered by the link itself. So the usual rule that link-only answers are bad doesn't apply. (One could argue that makes them bad questions, but the community seems to think they're okay, and they are fairly rare anyway.) $\endgroup$ – David Z Jan 28 '18 at 10:30
  • $\begingroup$ (cont.) Anyway, in general when you have a link that answers a question, the better way to proceed is post an answer with the link and with enough extra text so that a reader doesn't have to click the link. Comments aren't really supposed to be used as "mini-answers" like this. (Or as full answers, or as answers of any kind.) $\endgroup$ – David Z Jan 28 '18 at 10:31
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I found the following translations :

As I don't understand German I can't speak to the accuracy of the translations, but they do seem to have been done by someone who understands physics.

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  • $\begingroup$ And a good research librarian can get copies of the originals. Not everything is online. $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Jan 28 '18 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ @StephenG in the first link, in the very first paragraph, it's written Mr. D. Bose, but it should have been Mr. S. Bose instead (Satyendranath Bose). Can you comment on this? Is that translation error? $\endgroup$ – Wrichik Basu Feb 6 '18 at 12:25

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