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Wheeler, John Archibald 1911-2008

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Works: 259 works in 587 publications in 9 languages and 14,558 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: QB334, 530.11
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A journey into gravity and spacetime by John Archibald Wheeler ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 1,568 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 )
40 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spacetime physics by Edwin F Taylor ( Book )
39 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At home in the universe by John Archibald Wheeler ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 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 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation and inertia by Ignazio Ciufolini ( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is on Einsteinś theory of general relativity, or geometrodynamic. It may be used as an introduction to general relativity, as an introduction to the foundations and tests of gravitation and geometrodynamics, or as a monograph on the meaning and origin of inertia in Eistein theory"
Spacetime physics : introduction to special relativity by Edwin F Taylor ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity by Edwin F Taylor ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research by Martin J Rees ( Book )
27 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 539 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 )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by B. Kent Harrison ( Book )
5 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrodynamics by John Archibald Wheeler ( Book )
10 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind in nature by Nobel Conference ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamental problems in quantum theory : a conference held in honor of Professor John A. Wheeler by Daniel M Greenberger ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einsteins Vision; wie steht es heute mit Einsteins Vision alles als Geometrie aufzufassen? by John Archibald Wheeler ( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in German and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battelle rencontres; 1967 lectures in mathematics and physics by Cécile DeWitt-Morette ( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures in mathematics and physics by Battelle Rencontres ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theories of the universe by Stephen Hawking ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 84 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
Polyelectrons by John Archibald Wheeler ( )
4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hui-le, 1911-2008
Huile, 1911-2008
Uiler, D. 1911-2008
Uiler, D. A. 1911-2008
Uiler, Dž.
Uiler, Dž., 1911-2008
Uiler, Dž. A.
Uiler, Dž. A. 1911-2008
Uiler, Dzhon 1911-2008
Uiler, Dzhon A. 1911-2008
Uiler, Dzhon Archibalʹd, 1911-2008
Wheeler, J. 1911-2008
Wheeler, J. A.
Wheeler, J. A. 1911-2008
Wheeler, J. A. (John Archibald), 1911-
Wheeler, J. A. (John Archibald), 1911-2008
Wheeler, John 1911-2008
Wheeler, John A.
Wheeler, John A. 1911-2008
Wheeler, John Archibald
ウィーラー, ジョン・アーチボルト
ホイーラー, J
Languages
English (255)
German (11)
Russian (8)
Chinese (4)
Italian (4)
Polish (3)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Hungarian (1)
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