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Wheeler, John Archibald 1911-2008

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Works: 434 works in 1,116 publications in 7 languages and 17,209 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Motion pictures  Film adaptations  Educational films  Science films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: QC178, 530.11
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Gravitation by Charles W Misner( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity
A journey into gravity and spacetime by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine title: Gravity and spacetime. Discusses Einsteins geometric theory of gravity and chronicles the ideas and contributions of other scientists and their concepts of space and time
Spacetime physics by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

35 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home in the universe by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleague and confidant of Einstein and Bohr, pioneer of nuclear fission theory, and staunch champion of the theory of black holes - John Archibald Wheeler is one of the most original and profound thinkers of modern science. In 1939 he published, with Niels Bohr, the first paper to describe nuclear fission successfully in terms of quantum physics, a ground-breaking study that led to his involvement in the Los Alamos atom bomb project and his subsequent work on the hydrogen bomb. Wheeler has made significant contributions to atomic and nuclear physics, elementary-particle physics, relativity theory, cosmology, and astrophysics. Yet, in the final analysis, it is his simple delight and wonder in "the machinery of existence" that illuminates this collection. At Home in the Universe presents a feast of engaging essays formed of reminiscence, science, and conjecture. Wheeler provides intimate glimpses of Einstein, Bohr, and other giants in the field who were his friends and collaborators. He writes of debates and discussions with Bohr that formed the cornerstone of nuclear fission theory, long talks with Einstein in his upstairs study at Princeton, and the eloquence and nobility of Hermann Weyl. He sees in these and other great physicists - Marie Curie, Hideki Yukawa, and Hendrik Anthony Kramers - exemplars of the scientific spirit. Wheeler ranges over what he calls the "intensely human activity" of science, the nature of scientific endeavor, the role of curiosity and creativity, characteristics of good scientists, and scientific skepticism and optimism. He delves into new directions of physics, notably his intriguing proposition that reality can be thought of as binary units - or "bits"--Similar to those from information theory. Uniting the collection is Wheeler's lifelong passion for the truth and his unconcealed joy in its pursuit. An unforgettable journey through the mind and memory of one of the century's great physicists, At Home in the Universe will delight, educate, and inspire
Quantum theory and measurement by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty-nine papers collected here illuminate the meaning of quantum theory as it is disclosed in the measurement process. Together with an introduction and a supplemental annotated bibliography, they discuss issues that make quantum theory, overarching principle of twentieth-century physics, appear to many to prefigure a new revolution in science.Originally published in 1983.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
Spacetime physics : introduction to special relativity by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitation and inertia by Ignazio Ciufolini( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's standard and battle-tested geometric theory of gravity - spacetime tells mass how to move and mass tells spacetime how to curve - is expounded in this book by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Wheeler. They give special attention to the theory's observational checks and to two of its consequences: the predicted existence of gravitomagnetism and the origin of inertia (local inertial frames) in Einstein's general relativity - inertia here arises from mass there
Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research by Martin J Rees( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume first appeared in the English and Russian editions in 1974 as an introduction for new graduate students, to the rapidly developing field of relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Some of the classic concepts introduced in the first edition included: * the lines of force of electric and magnetic fields near a black hole * the ergosphere and effective potential techniques for a rotating black hole * the details of rotational energy extraction from a black hole * the basic estimates for the cross-sections of gravitational wave detectors * and for the energy sources of gravitational waves * the scenario for gravitational collapse In cosmology, the foundations of the hot big bang model, the cosmic background radiation and cosmological nucleosynthesis were reviewed and the volume concluded with a lecture entitled Beyond the End of Time by J.A. Wheeler. Since 1974, enormous progress has occurred in some of these areas and the corresponding treatments are complex. This new edition provides a useful source of reference and presents the initial treatments of these topics and the ideas that motivated them thus providing a more complete picture of the development of this field for the reader. In order to mark the progress made in the intervening years, the authors have compiled a introduction to the new edition and an Appendix which comprises classic reprints which are related to the problems discussed in the original edition
Magic without magic: John Archibald Wheeler : a collection of essays in honor of his sixtieth birthday by John R Klauder( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by B. Kent Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Russian and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrodynamics by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

14 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind in nature by Nobel Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental problems in quantum theory : a conference held in honor of Professor John A. Wheeler by Daniel M Greenberger( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty papers collected here honor one of the great scientists of our time--John Archibald Wheeler. In this volume are gathered the six issues of the journal Foundations of Physics (February through July 1986) that celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday. Enlivened by Professor Wheeler's celebrated drawings, the book captures and illuminates his many contributions to physics, including his discovery of the scattering matrix and his elucidation, with Niels Bohr, of the mechanism of nuclear fission, his many contributions to Einstein's theory of gravity (for instance, the black hole), his deep insights into quantum theory and measurement (the elementary quantum phenomenon), and his efforts to explain the origins of the quantum postulate and quantum gravity (the meaning circuit and the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation). The majority of the papers reflect and build on Professor Wheeler's revolutionary ideas. Many scientists are convinced that his insights into the foundation of modern-day physics will induce a profound change in our perception of the universe. This book will appeal to scientists and philosophers who wish to look at one man's rendering of the "big picture" through the eyes of his colleagues. The work is prefaced by a compilation of "es from Professor Wheeler, edited by Kip S. Thorne and Wojciech Zurek. The contributors to Between Quantum and Cosmos are M. Alexander, A. Anderson, H. H. Barschall, J. D. Bekenstein, C. H. Bennett, P. G. Bergmann, V. B. Braginsky, D. R. Brill, L. Brown, I. Ciufolini, L. Cohen, M. Demianski, D. Deutsch, B. DeWitt, C. DeWitt-Morette, R. H. Dicke, B. d'Espagnat, R. P. Feynman, J. Geheniau, U. H. Gerlach, R. Geroch, J. Glimm, J. B. Hartle, F. W. Hehl, M. Henneaux, P. A. Hogan, S. Hojman, J. Isenberg, F. Ya. Khalili, A. Kheyfets, K. V. Kuchar, R. Landauer, S. G. Low, V. N. Lukash, B. Mashhoon, R. A. Matzner, J. D. McCrea, A. Mezzacappa, W. A. Miller, Y. Ne'eman, I. D. Novikov, A. Peres, I. Prigogine, I. Robinson, L. S. Schulman, M. O. Scully, D. H. Sharp, L. C. Shepley, A. Y. Shiekh, C. Teitelboim, E. Teller, K. S. Thorne, W. G. Unruh, R. M. Wald, L. Wilets, W. K. Wootters, J. W. York, Jr., and W. H. Zurek.Originally published in 1988.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 editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover 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
Einsteins Vision; wie steht es heute mit Einsteins Vision alles als Geometrie aufzufassen? by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battelle rencontres; 1967 lectures in mathematics and physics by Cécile DeWitt-Morette( Book )

17 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about in a film set against the backdrop of Stephen Hawking's life story
Lectures in mathematics and physics by Battelle Rencontres( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geons, black holes, and quantum foam : a life in physics by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of physicist John Archibald Wheeler and discusses his work with other famous physicists, his involvement with the Manhattan Project, his theories of electricity and magnetism, and other related topics
 
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A journey into gravity and spacetimeAt home in the universeQuantum theory and measurementSpacetime physics : introduction to special relativityGravitation and inertiaExploring black holes : introduction to general relativityBlack holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current researchGeons, black holes, and quantum foam : a life in physics