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Wigner, Eugene Paul 1902-1995

Works: 345 works in 1,084 publications in 7 languages and 10,384 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: QA171, 530.12
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Group theory and its application to the quantum mechanics of atomic spectra by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

97 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch ist aus dem Wunsche entstanden, die An wendung gruppen theoretischer Methoden in der Quantenmechanik einem weiteren Leserkreis zugänglich zu machen. Die wirk liche Lösung der quantenmechanischen Differentialgleichungen stößt im allgemeinen auf so große Schwierigkeiten, daß man durch direkte Rechnung zumeist nur eine grobe Annäherung zu erreichen vermag. Um so erfreulicher ist es, daß ein so großer Teil der quantenmechanischen Resultate schon durch reine Symmetrieüberlegungen erhalten werden kann. Man hat gegen die gruppentheoi'etische Behandlung der Schrödingergleichung oft den Einwand erhoben, daß sie "nicht physikalisch" sei. Es scheint mir aber, daf$ die bewußte Aus nutzung elementarer Symmetrieeigenschaften dem physikalischen Gefühl eher entsprechen muß, als die mehr rechnerische Be handlung. Der erwähnte Einwand dürfte darauf zurückzuführen sein, daß die Gruppentheorie einen wesentlich anderen Charakter hat, als die dem Physiker hauptsächlich geläufigen Teile der Mathematik, so daß es immerhin einige Zeit erfordert, bis man sich mit ihr befreundet hat. Sie besteht nämlich aus einer großen Zahl unscheinbarer Schlüsse, die zwar einzeln betrachtet trivial, in ihrer Gesamtheit aber doch nicht so leicht zu über blicken sind. Deshalb hielt ich es schon im Interesse des ungeübten Lesers für ratsam, alle Zwischenüberlegungen nach Möglich keit explizite auszuführen. Um das richtige "sich zu Hause fühlen" im Gegenstand zu erleichtern, wurde vom mathema tischen Teil wesentlich mehr gebracht, als für die physikalischen VI Vorwort Anwendungen notwendig gewesen wäre. In den physikalischen Anwendungen wollte ich mich auf einen Gegenstand beschränken und habe als dit'sen die Theorie der Atomspektren gewählt
Symmetries and reflections; scientific essays of Eugene P. Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

54 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear structure by Leonard Eisenbud( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear and well-organized review of what is presently known about nuclear structure. Emphasis is less upon mathematical detail than upon the obtaining of a clear perspective which relates the various lines of approach to this complex and rapidly developing field. Particular attention is paid to nuclear models and to the several types of nuclear reactions.Originally published in 1958.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Aspects of quantum theory by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve articles in this volume discuss various aspects of quantum mechanics which owe their origin to the work fo P.A.M. Dirac. Each of the distinguished contributors reviews Dirac's work and discusses its development in some detail. Since Dirac's work ranged widely, the resulting volume constitutes a valable survey of the state of quantum mechanics. A small part of the book contains personal reminiscences of Dirac in Cambridge and of his early visits to the U.S.A. and gives a historical account of the development of quantum mechanics during the decade 1924-1933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
The physical theory of neutron chain reactors by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac by Behram Kurşunoğlu( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survival and the bomb; methods of civil defense by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispersion relations and their connection with causality by International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"( Book )

22 editions published in 1964 in English and Italian and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the lecture series presented at the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi, Varenna, Italy, is to present the main steps to follow in the standard proof of dispersion relations. Seven papers which were presented in course number 29 are contained in this book. These papers are: (1) The Role of Invariance Principles in Natural Philosophy, by E.P. Wigner; (2) The Proof of Dispersion Relations, by M. Froissart; (3) Causality, RMatrix, and Collision Matrix, by E.P. Wigner; (4) Dispersion Relations and Applications, by D.Y. Wong; (5) The Nonrelativistic Angular-Momentum Plane, by R.G. Newton; (6) Production Amplitudes, by P.V. Landshoff; and (7) High-Energy Scattering and Dispersion Theory, by R. Oehme. (Author)
Who speaks for civil defense? by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Wigner is one of the few giants of 20th-century physics. His early work helped to shape quantum mechanics, he laid the foundations of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, and he contributed significantly to solid-state physics. His philosophical and political writings are widely known. All his works will be reprinted in Eugene Paul Wigner's Collected Workstogether with descriptive annotations by outstanding scientists. The present volume begins with a short biographical sketch followed by Wigner's papers on group theory, an extremely powerful tool he created for theoretical quantum physics. They are presented in two parts. The first, annotated by B. Judd, covers applications to atomic and molecular spectra, term structure, time reversal and spin. In the second, G. Mackey introduces to the reader the mathematical papers, many of which are outstanding contributions to the theory of unitary representations of groups, including the famous paper on the Lorentz group
Quantum, space, and time--the quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene Wigner( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special relativity and quantum theory : a collection of papers on the Poincaré group by Marilyn E Noz( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special relativity and quantum mechanics are likely to remain the two most important languages in physics for many years to come. The underlying language for both disciplines is group theory. Eugene P. Wigner's 1939 paper on the Unitary Representations of the Inhomogeneous Lorentz Group laid the foundation for unifying the concepts and algorithms of quantum mechanics and special relativity. In view of the strong current interest in the space-time symmetries of elementary particles, it is safe to say that Wigner's 1939 paper was fifty years ahead of its time. This edited volume consists of Wigner's 1939 paper and the major papers on the Lorentz group published since 1939. . This volume is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics and mathematics, as well as mature physicists wishing to understand the more fundamental aspects of physics than are available from the fashion-oriented theoretical models which come and go. The original papers contained in this volume are useful as supplementary reading material for students in courses on group theory, relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, relativistic electrodynamics, general relativity, and elementary particle physics. This reprint collection is an extension of the textbook by the present editors entitled "Theory and Applications of the Poincare Group." Since this book is largely based on the articles contained herein, the present volume should be viewed as a reading for the previous work. continuation of and supplementary We would like to thank Professors J. Bjorken, R. Feynman, R. Hofstadter, J
L. Farkas memorial volume by A Farkas( Book )

7 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La transformation de Weyl et la fonction de Wigner: une forme alternative de la mécanique quantique by S. R. de Groot( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical reflections and syntheses by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the founding fathers of modern quantum physics few have contributed to our basic understanding of its concepts as much as E.P. Wigner. His articles on the epistemology of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem, and the basic role of symmetries were of fundamental importance for all subsequent work. He was also the first to discuss the concept of consciousness from the point of view of modern physics. G.G. Emch edited most of those papers and wrote a very helpful introduction into Wigner's contributions to Natural Philosophy. The book should be a gem for all those interested in the history and philosophy of science. From a review by Silvan S. Schweber in Physics Today, October 1996: "All of the essays in Volume VI are at the level of the curious nonexpert who possesses a minimal command of the quantum mechanical formalism. They are rigorous, lucid and challenging."
Classical and quantum systems : foundations and symmetries : proceedings of the II International Wigner Symposium, Goslar, Germany, July 16-20, 1991 by International wigner symposium( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner. Nuclear physics by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear reactor theory. [Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium in Applied Mathematics of the American Mathematics Society by Garrett Birkhoff( Book )

23 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only was E.P. Wigner one of the most active creators of 20th century physics, he was also always interested in expressing his opinion in philosophical, political or sociological matters. This volume of his collected works covers a wide selection of his essays about science and society, about himself and his colleagues. Annotated by J. Mehra, this volume will become an important source of reference for historians of science, and it will be pleasant reading for every physicist interested in forming ideas in modern physics
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Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
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Aspects of quantum theoryReminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice DiracThe collected works of Eugene Paul WignerQuantum, space, and time--the quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene WignerSpecial relativity and quantum theory : a collection of papers on the Poincaré groupPhilosophical reflections and synthesesThe collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner. Nuclear physicsThe collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner