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Wheeler, John Archibald 1911-2008

Works: 441 works in 948 publications in 8 languages and 16,046 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Film adaptations  Educational films  Science films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: QC178, 530.092
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Most widely held works by John Archibald Wheeler
A journey into gravity and spacetime by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,657 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
Gravitation by Charles W Misner( Book )

57 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,644 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
Spacetime physics by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

35 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 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 )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spacetime physics : introduction to special relativity by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitation and inertia by Ignazio Ciufolini( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In chapter 1 we briefly introduce the reader to some illuminating ideas on gravitattion, inertia, and cosmology in geodynamics. In chapter 2 we describe the foundations and the main features of Einstein general relativity. In chapter 3 we present the impressive confirmations of the of the foundations of geometrodynamics and some proposed experiments to test some of its basic predictions never directly measured. In particular, we present the main laboratory and space experiments proposed directly measure gravitational waves. In chapter $ we describe the standard Friedman models of the universe and the relations between spatial compactness and time recollapse of some model universes. We briefly report on some beautiful and impressive observations made by COBE and by the HYbble SPace Telescope. We then introduce the spatiakky homogeneous Bianchi cosmological models, and we discuss the Gödel rotating models and other spatially homogenous rotating models
Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 544 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 )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 531 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 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrodynamics by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

21 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind in nature by Nobel Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einsteins Vision; wie steht es heute mit Einsteins Vision alles als Geometrie aufzufassen? by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of time by Errol Morris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of the universe by Stephen Hawking( Recording )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents writings by Stephen Hawking, Paul Thagard, and other scholars on topics related to the universe, black holes, spacetime, and quantum theory
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Alternative Names
Džon Viler

Hui-le 1911-2008

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Uiler, D. 1911-2008

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Джон Арчыбальд Уілер

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Джон Уилър

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جان ویلر فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

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ウィーラー, ジョン・アーチボルト


ホイーラー, J.


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GravitationAt 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 researchTheories of the universe