Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice) 19021984
Overview
Works:  322 works in 1,228 publications in 9 languages and 20,412 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Conference papers and proceedings History 
Roles:  Author, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee 
Classifications:  QC16.D57, 530.12 
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Most widely held works about
P. A. M Dirac
 Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures by Richard P Feynman( Book )
 Dirac : a scientific biography by Helge Kragh( Book )
 Paul Dirac : the man and his work by Abraham Pais( Book )
 Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac by Behram Kurşunoğlu( Book )
 The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, quantum genius by Graham Farmelo( Book )
 Tributes to Paul Dirac by J. G Taylor( Book )
 The fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, 19251926 ; The reception of the new quantum mechanics, 19251926 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
 A mathematical introduction to Dirac's formalism by S. J. L. van Eijndhoven( Book )
 The supersymmetric Dirac equation : the application to hydrogenic atoms by Allen C Hirshfeld( Book )
 Dirac : Roman by Dietmar Dath( Book )
 Dirac and Feynman : pioneers in quantum mechanics( Book )
 Maverick mathematician : the life and science of J.E. Moyal by Ann Moyal( Book )
 Varying gravity : Dirac's legacy in cosmology and geophysics by Helge Kragh( Book )
 Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures : the reason for antiparticles( Visual )
 Simply Dirac by Helge Kragh( Book )
 Polʹ Dirak i fizika XX veka : sbornik nauchnykh trudov( Book )
 Aspects of quantum theory by P. A. M Dirac( Book )
 The historical development of quantum theory. Part 1 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
 Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures( Visual )
 Fundamental interactions in physics and astrophysics by Geoffrey J Iverson( Book )
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P. A. M Dirac
The principles of quantum mechanics by
P. A. M Dirac(
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255 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nei rong bao gua : die jia yuan li ; dong li xue bian liang yu ke guan cha liang ; biao xiang li lun ; liang zi tiao jian yun dong fang cheng ; chu deng ying yong ; wei rao li lun ; peng zhuang wen ti ; bao han xu duo xiang tong li zi de xi tong ; fu she li lun ; dian zi de xiang dui lun xing li lun ; liang zi dian dong li xue deng 12 zhang
255 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nei rong bao gua : die jia yuan li ; dong li xue bian liang yu ke guan cha liang ; biao xiang li lun ; liang zi tiao jian yun dong fang cheng ; chu deng ying yong ; wei rao li lun ; peng zhuang wen ti ; bao han xu duo xiang tong li zi de xi tong ; fu she li lun ; dian zi de xiang dui lun xing li lun ; liang zi dian dong li xue deng 12 zhang
General theory of relativity by
P. A. M Dirac(
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37 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The wellestablished mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirtyfive compact chapters that take the reader pointbypoint through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity
37 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The wellestablished mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirtyfive compact chapters that take the reader pointbypoint through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity
Lectures on quantum mechanics by
P. A. M Dirac(
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57 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of this concise, brilliant series of lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics was one of the shining intellects in the field, winning a Nobel prize in 1933 for his pioneering work in the quantum mechanics of the atom. Beyond that, he developed the transformation theory of quantum mechanics (which made it possible to calculate the statistical distribution of certain variables), was one of the major authors of the quantum theory of radiation, codiscovered the FermiDirac statistics, and predicted the existence of the positron. The four lectures in this book were delivered at Yeshiva University, New York, in 1964. The first, "The Hamiltonian Method," is an introduction to visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics. The remaining lectures build on that idea. "The Problem of Quantization" shows how one can start with a classical field theory and end up with a quantum field theory. In "Quantization on Curved Surfaces," Dirac examines the possibility of building a relativistic quantum theory on curved surfaces. He deduces that it is not possible, but it should be possible on flat surfaces. In the final lecture, "Quantization on Flat Surfaces," he concludes that "we can set up the basic equations for a quantum theory of the BornInfeld electrodynamics agreeing with special relativity, but [not] with general relativity." Physics and chemistry students will find this book an invaluable addition to their libraries, as will anyone intrigued by the farreaching and influential ideas of quantum mechanics
57 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of this concise, brilliant series of lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics was one of the shining intellects in the field, winning a Nobel prize in 1933 for his pioneering work in the quantum mechanics of the atom. Beyond that, he developed the transformation theory of quantum mechanics (which made it possible to calculate the statistical distribution of certain variables), was one of the major authors of the quantum theory of radiation, codiscovered the FermiDirac statistics, and predicted the existence of the positron. The four lectures in this book were delivered at Yeshiva University, New York, in 1964. The first, "The Hamiltonian Method," is an introduction to visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics. The remaining lectures build on that idea. "The Problem of Quantization" shows how one can start with a classical field theory and end up with a quantum field theory. In "Quantization on Curved Surfaces," Dirac examines the possibility of building a relativistic quantum theory on curved surfaces. He deduces that it is not possible, but it should be possible on flat surfaces. In the final lecture, "Quantization on Flat Surfaces," he concludes that "we can set up the basic equations for a quantum theory of the BornInfeld electrodynamics agreeing with special relativity, but [not] with general relativity." Physics and chemistry students will find this book an invaluable addition to their libraries, as will anyone intrigued by the farreaching and influential ideas of quantum mechanics
Directions in physics : lectures delivered during a visit to Australia and New Zealand August/September 1975 by
P. A. M Dirac(
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20 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspects of quantum theory by
P. A. M Dirac(
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12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 557 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 19241933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 557 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 19241933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
Unification of fundamental forces : the first of the 1988 Dirac memorial lectures by
Abdus Salam(
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12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, died in 1984. Dirac's college, St John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge University in his memory. This 1990 volume includes an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture presented by Abdus Salam, in addition to two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac and by Werner Heisenberg
12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, died in 1984. Dirac's college, St John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge University in his memory. This 1990 volume includes an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture presented by Abdus Salam, in addition to two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac and by Werner Heisenberg
Spinors in Hilbert space by
P. A. M Dirac(
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21 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. Hilbert Space The words "Hilbert space" here will always denote what math ematicians call a separable Hilbert space. It is composed of vectors each with a denumerable infinity of coordinates ql' q2' Q3 ... Usually the coordinates are considered to be complex numbers and each vector has a squared length ~rIQrI2. This squared length must converge in order that the q's may specify a Hilbert vector. Let us express qr in terms of real and imaginary parts, qr = Xr + iYr' Then the squared length is l:.r(x; + y;). The x's and y's may be looked upon as the coordinates of a vector. It is again a Hilbert vector, but it is a real Hilbert vector, with only real coordinates. Thus a complex Hilbert vector uniquely determines a real Hilbert vector. The second vector has, at first sight, twice as many coordinates as the first one. But twice a denumerable in finity is again a denumerable infinity, so the second vector has the same number of coordinates as the first. Thus a complex Hilbert vector is not a more general kind of quantity than a real one
21 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. Hilbert Space The words "Hilbert space" here will always denote what math ematicians call a separable Hilbert space. It is composed of vectors each with a denumerable infinity of coordinates ql' q2' Q3 ... Usually the coordinates are considered to be complex numbers and each vector has a squared length ~rIQrI2. This squared length must converge in order that the q's may specify a Hilbert vector. Let us express qr in terms of real and imaginary parts, qr = Xr + iYr' Then the squared length is l:.r(x; + y;). The x's and y's may be looked upon as the coordinates of a vector. It is again a Hilbert vector, but it is a real Hilbert vector, with only real coordinates. Thus a complex Hilbert vector uniquely determines a real Hilbert vector. The second vector has, at first sight, twice as many coordinates as the first one. But twice a denumerable in finity is again a denumerable infinity, so the second vector has the same number of coordinates as the first. Thus a complex Hilbert vector is not a more general kind of quantity than a real one
The development of quantum theory; J. Robert Oppenheimer memorial prize acceptance speech by
P. A. M Dirac(
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20 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current trends in the theory of fields : (Tallahassee1978) : a symposium in honor of P.A.M. Dirac(
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11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of P.A.M. Dirac, 19241948 by
P. A. M Dirac(
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10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum, space, and timethe quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene Wigner(
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7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamental interactions in physics and astrophysics by
Geoffrey J Iverson(
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15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highenergy physics : in honor of P.A.M. Dirac in his eightieth year by
Behram Kurşunoğlu(
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8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information processing in biological systems by
Stephan L Mintz(
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7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'electron magnetique (theorie de Dirac) by
Louis de Broglie(
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6 editions published in 1934 in French and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1934 in French and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die moderne atomtheorie; die bei der entgegennahme des Nobelpreises 1933 in Stockholm gehaltenen vorträge by
Werner Heisenberg(
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11 editions published in 1934 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1934 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La grande unification : vers une théorie des forces fondamentales by
Abdus Salam(
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1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Dirac Centennial Symposium : Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, 67 December 2002 by
Howard Baer(
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13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac (190284) is one of the icons of modern physics. His work provided the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. He also made key contributions to quantum field theory and quantum statistical mechanics. He is perhaps best known for formulating the Dirac equation, a relativistic wave equation which described the properties of the electron, and also predicted the existence of antimatter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 along with Erwin Schreodinger for his contributions to quantum theory. The Dirac Centennial Symposium held commemorated the contributions of Dirac to all areas of physics, and assessed their impact on frontier research. This invaluable book constitutes the proceedings of the symposium, containing articles by Leopold Halpern, Pierre Ramond, Frank Wilczek, Maurice Goldhaber, Jonathan Bagger, Joe Lykken, Roman Jackiw, Stanley Deser, Joe Polchinski, Andre Linde and others. A special contribution from Dirac's daughter Monica Dirac presents a portrait of Paul Dirac as father and family man
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac (190284) is one of the icons of modern physics. His work provided the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. He also made key contributions to quantum field theory and quantum statistical mechanics. He is perhaps best known for formulating the Dirac equation, a relativistic wave equation which described the properties of the electron, and also predicted the existence of antimatter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 along with Erwin Schreodinger for his contributions to quantum theory. The Dirac Centennial Symposium held commemorated the contributions of Dirac to all areas of physics, and assessed their impact on frontier research. This invaluable book constitutes the proceedings of the symposium, containing articles by Leopold Halpern, Pierre Ramond, Frank Wilczek, Maurice Goldhaber, Jonathan Bagger, Joe Lykken, Roman Jackiw, Stanley Deser, Joe Polchinski, Andre Linde and others. A special contribution from Dirac's daughter Monica Dirac presents a portrait of Paul Dirac as father and family man
Quantum electrodynamics by
P. A. M Dirac(
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6 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures by
Richard P Feynman(
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)
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the nature of antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. In his essay, Steven Weinberg speculates on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final laws of physics. Both these Nobel laureates have made huge contributions to fundamental research in physics, as well as to the popularization of science. Anyone interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the nature of antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. In his essay, Steven Weinberg speculates on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final laws of physics. Both these Nobel laureates have made huge contributions to fundamental research in physics, as well as to the popularization of science. Anyone interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book
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