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Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice) 1902-1984

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Works: 317 works in 1,217 publications in 7 languages and 20,422 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: QC16.D57, 530.12
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The principles of quantum mechanics by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

239 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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General theory of relativity by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 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 well-established 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 thirty-five compact chapters that take the reader point-by-point through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity
Lectures on quantum mechanics by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

57 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 750 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 Fermi-Dirac 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 Born-Infeld 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 far-reaching 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( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on quantum field theory by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

38 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of quantum theory by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 559 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."
Unification of fundamental forces : the first of the 1988 Dirac memorial lectures by Abdus Salam( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 473 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( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 401 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( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current trends in the theory of fields : (Tallahassee-1978) : a symposium in honor of P.A.M. Dirac( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of P.A.M. Dirac, 1924-1948 by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental interactions in physics and astrophysics by Geoffrey J Iverson( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les principes de la mécanique quantique by P. A. M Dirac( Book )

14 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-energy physics : in honor of P.A.M. Dirac in his eightieth year by Behram Kurşunoğlu( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information processing in biological systems by Stephan L Mintz( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'electron magnetique (theorie de Dirac) by Louis de Broglie( Book )

5 editions published in 1934 in French and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die moderne atomtheorie; die bei der entgegennahme des Nobelpreises 1933 in Stockholm gehaltenen vorträge by Werner Heisenberg( Book )

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( Book )

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, 6-7 December 2002 by Howard Baer( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 51 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 anti-matter. 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 contr
 
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The principles of quantum mechanics
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General theory of relativityLectures on quantum mechanicsAspects of quantum theoryUnification of fundamental forces : the first of the 1988 Dirac memorial lecturesThe collected works of P.A.M. Dirac, 1924-1948Quantum, space, and time--the quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene WignerProceedings of the Dirac Centennial Symposium : Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, 6-7 December 2002