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Margenau, Henry 1901-1997

Works: 193 works in 959 publications in 9 languages and 13,831 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Recipient, Creator, Collector
Classifications: QC6, 530.1
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Most widely held works by Henry Margenau
The mathematics of physics and chemistry by Henry Margenau( Book )

205 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematics of thermodynamics. Ordinary diferential equations. Special functions. Vector analysis. Vector and curvilinear coordinates. Calculus of variations. Partial diferential equations of classical physics. Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Mechanics of molecules. Matrices and matrix algebra. Quantum mechanics. Statistical mechanics. Numerical calculations. Linear integral equations. Group theory
The scientist by Henry Margenau( Book )

73 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the scientist as a person and his role in modern life, describes various fields of science and explains the scientific method
The nature of physical reality : a philosophy of modern physics by Henry Margenau( Book )

37 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of physics by Robert Bruce Lindsay( Book )

63 editions published between 1936 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bridge between semipopular works for the general reader and technical treatises written for specialists, this excellent work discusses the foundational ideas and background of modern physics. It is not a text on theoretical physics, but a discussion of the methods of physic description and construction of theory. As such, it is especially valuable for the physicist with a background in elementary calculus who is interested in the ideas which give meaning to the data and tools of modern physics
Theory of intermolecular forces by Henry Margenau( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's space and Van Gogh's sky : physical reality and beyond by Lawrence L LeShan( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and German and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence LeShan and Henry Margenau argue that Western culture's precise and literal systems to explain reality were developed to accommodate the human need to control the environment, but that explainations fall short because they do not include non-physical
Ethics & science by Henry Margenau( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos, bios, theos : scientists reflect on science, God, and the origins of the universe, life, and homo sapiens by Henry Margenau( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracle of existence by Henry Margenau( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas and the physics of 1958 : a confrontation by Henry Margenau( Book )

11 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics; principles and applications by Henry Margenau( Book )

34 editions published between 1949 and 1953 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vistas in physical reality : a festschrift for Henry Margenau by Ervin Laszlo( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschriften, when they are haphazard collections of pieces written by colleagues and well-wishers on the occasion of a major anniversary in the life of a distinguished man, tend to be tedious. One can more profitably go directly to the writings of the celebrant, as well as other, more voluntary publications of his well-wishers. However, the editors wish to claim that this Festschrift is different. This is so first of all because of the almost unique combination of interests and competence of Henry Margenau. He is at once a distinguished physicist, an equally distinguished educator, and a prominent philosopher. These broad areas of his extraordinarily active and fruitful career are each represented in this volume in his honor, and this constitutes the particular interest of the collection. Without limiting themselves to paraphrases or empty compliments, the contributors to this book range over the scope of interest of Margenau's work, and, acknowledging its influence and significance, present their own viewpoints and conclusions. Since they include some of the most distinguished men in science and philosophy today, the privilege of having them speak to some broadly defined common concerns in a single volume is a rare one, for which our thanks must go to Henry Margenau, who inspired the papers
The development of the sciences by Lorande Loss Woodruff( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1946 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrative principles of modern thought by Henry Margenau( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of physical science : major ideas from earliest times to the present by Cecil J Schneer( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mathematics of physics and chemistry, volume two by Henry Margenau( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolutionary imperative; essays toward a new humanity by Alan D Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics and philosophy : selected essays by Henry Margenau( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended for people interested in physics and its philosophy. for those who regard physics as an essential component of modern culture rather than merely a tool for industry or war. Indeed this volume is addressed to those students, teachers and research workers who enjoy learning, teaching or doing physics, and are in the habit of pausing once in a while to ponder over key physical concepts and hypotheses and to wonder whether received theories are as perfect as textbooks would have us believe and, if not, how they might be improved. Henry Margenau, recently retired from Yale University as Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Philosophy, is the most important philosopher of physics of his generation, and indeed one of the most eminent philosophers of science of our century. He introduced and elucidated the notion of the correspondence rule. He claimed and showed, in the heyday of positivism, that physics has metaphysical presuppositions. He was the first to realize that quantum mechanics can do without von Neumann's projection postulat- and that was as far back as 1936. He clarified the physics and the philosophy of Pauli's exclusion principle at a time when it seemed mysterious. He was the first physicist to publish a philosophical paper in a physics journal, which he did as early as 1941. He was also one of the rare scientists who proclaimed the need for a scientific approach to value theory and ethics
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Alternative Names
Henry Margenau Amerikaans natuurkundige (1901-1997)

Henry Margenau deutsch-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftsphilosoph

Margenau, H.

Margenau, H. 1901-

Margenau, H. 1901-1997

Margenau, H. (Henry)

Margenau, H. (Henry), 1901-

Margenau, Henry, 1901-

Mārzhinyū, Hinrī

Mārzhinyū, Hinrī 1901-

هنری مارگنائو فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

マーゲナウ, ヘンリー


Foundations of physicsCosmos, bios, theos : scientists reflect on science, God, and the origins of the universe, life, and homo sapiensThe miracle of existence