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3. Explain what the reasons for the following are.
(i) Einstein leaving the school in Munich for good.
(ii) Einstein wanting to study in Switzerland rather than in Munich.
(iii) Einstein seeing in Mileva an ally.
(iv) What do these tell you about Einstein?
Answer
(i) Einstein left the school in Munich for good because he hated the school’s regimentation.
(ii) Einstein wanted to study in Switzerland rather than in Munich because it was a more    liberal city.
(iii) Einstein found in Mileva an ally because she, like him, disapproved of the “philistines” or the people who did not like art, literature or music.
(iv) These told about Einstein that he loved freedom. He was liberal and cultured person.