Bergmann, Peter Gabriel
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Works:  108 works in 466 publications in 4 languages and 6,688 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Peter Gabriel Bergmann
 Oral history interview with Felix Pirani by F. A. E Pirani( )
 Oral history interview with Stanley Deser by S Deser( )
 Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg by Joshua N Goldberg( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
 Bergmann, Peter Gabriel : Theoretical Physics( )
Most widely held works by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann
The riddle of gravitation by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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46 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoughtprovoking nonmathematical introduction to the conceptual foundations of both Newton's and Einstein's theories of gravitation. Special relativity theory, general relativity theory, other topics. This updated edition features material on gravitational radiation detectors, current problems in cosmology, singularities of the gravitational field, and more
46 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoughtprovoking nonmathematical introduction to the conceptual foundations of both Newton's and Einstein's theories of gravitation. Special relativity theory, general relativity theory, other topics. This updated edition features material on gravitational radiation detectors, current problems in cosmology, singularities of the gravitational field, and more
Introduction to the theory of relativity by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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112 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
112 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics : mechanics and electrodynamics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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30 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics: heat and quanta by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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30 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein : his influence on physics, philosophy and politics by
Peter C Aichelburg(
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5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dart nun, bei den Heiden, bei diesen wirkiich vorbild haften Menschen erscheint uns das Interesse fiir die Person, fiir den Namen, fiir Gesicht und Gebiirde er iaubt und natiiriich. H. Hesse, "Das Giasperienspiel" In 1979 the world celebrates the centenary of Albert Einstein's birth. This offers an occasion to review his life and his scientific work in retrospect, to survey his importance for our time, and to look forward to future years of scientific research. Undoubtedly, Einstein was one of the keyfigures in the intellectual history of our century. He influenced physics and philosophy, as well as politics. The creation of general relativity is one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time, as well as the apex of Einsteins's scientific work. Its full implications for the other fields of physics have become clear only in recent years. The technological possibilities offered by space research have enabled mankind to survey the universe for the first time unhindered by the earth's atmosphere. This has led to new discoveries and has shown that even some of the farreaching conclusions derived from Einstein's theory are borne out by observation. General relativity, which has for a long time been viewed as an outsider among physical theories because of its mathematical difficulty and complexity, is considered now to be the prototype of theories in the fields of elementary particle physics and even solid state physics
5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dart nun, bei den Heiden, bei diesen wirkiich vorbild haften Menschen erscheint uns das Interesse fiir die Person, fiir den Namen, fiir Gesicht und Gebiirde er iaubt und natiiriich. H. Hesse, "Das Giasperienspiel" In 1979 the world celebrates the centenary of Albert Einstein's birth. This offers an occasion to review his life and his scientific work in retrospect, to survey his importance for our time, and to look forward to future years of scientific research. Undoubtedly, Einstein was one of the keyfigures in the intellectual history of our century. He influenced physics and philosophy, as well as politics. The creation of general relativity is one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time, as well as the apex of Einsteins's scientific work. Its full implications for the other fields of physics have become clear only in recent years. The technological possibilities offered by space research have enabled mankind to survey the universe for the first time unhindered by the earth's atmosphere. This has led to new discoveries and has shown that even some of the farreaching conclusions derived from Einstein's theory are borne out by observation. General relativity, which has for a long time been viewed as an outsider among physical theories because of its mathematical difficulty and complexity, is considered now to be the prototype of theories in the fields of elementary particle physics and even solid state physics
Cosmology and gravitation : spin, torsion, rotation, and supergravity by Torsion, Rotation, and Supergravity NATO Advanced Study Institute on Cosmology and Gravitation: Spin(
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16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topological properties and global structure of spacetime by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ninth Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravita tion of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture is concerned with "Topological Properties and Global Structure of SpaceTime." We consider this topic to possess great importance. Our choice has also been influenced by the fact that there are many quest ions as yet unre solved. Standard general relativity describes spacetime as a fourdimensional pseudoRiemannian manifold, but it does not prescribe its largescale structure. Inorderto attempt answers to some topological questions, such as whether our universe is open or closed, whether it is orientable, and whether it is complete or possesses singularities, various theoretical approaches to global aspects of gravitational physics are presented here. As topological questions playa role in nonstandard theories as weIl, it will be found that some of the lectures and seminar talks in this volume adopt the point of view of standard relativity, whereas others are based on different theories, such as KaluzaKlein theories, bimetric theories, and supergravity. We have found it difficult to organize these papers into classes, say standard and nonstandard theory, or models with and without singularities. One paper, by R. Reasenberg, is experimental. Its purpose was to give the theorists present an inkling of the opportunities, as weIl as the pitfalls, of experimental research in gravitational physics. Accordingly, we have arranged all contributions alphabetically, by ~firstnamed) author
14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ninth Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravita tion of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture is concerned with "Topological Properties and Global Structure of SpaceTime." We consider this topic to possess great importance. Our choice has also been influenced by the fact that there are many quest ions as yet unre solved. Standard general relativity describes spacetime as a fourdimensional pseudoRiemannian manifold, but it does not prescribe its largescale structure. Inorderto attempt answers to some topological questions, such as whether our universe is open or closed, whether it is orientable, and whether it is complete or possesses singularities, various theoretical approaches to global aspects of gravitational physics are presented here. As topological questions playa role in nonstandard theories as weIl, it will be found that some of the lectures and seminar talks in this volume adopt the point of view of standard relativity, whereas others are based on different theories, such as KaluzaKlein theories, bimetric theories, and supergravity. We have found it difficult to organize these papers into classes, say standard and nonstandard theory, or models with and without singularities. One paper, by R. Reasenberg, is experimental. Its purpose was to give the theorists present an inkling of the opportunities, as weIl as the pitfalls, of experimental research in gravitational physics. Accordingly, we have arranged all contributions alphabetically, by ~firstnamed) author
Seventh Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics by
Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics(
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11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation and modern cosmology : the cosmological constant problem by
Antonino Zichichi(
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7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Gabriel Bergmann started his work on general relativity in 1936 when he moved from Prague to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Bergmann collaborated with Einstein in an attempt to provide a geometrical unified field theory of gravitation and electromagnetism. Within this program they wrote two articles together: A. Einstein and P.G. Bergmann, Ann. Math. 39, 685 (1938) ; and A. Einstein, V. Bargmann and P.G. Bergmann, Th. von Karman Anniversary Volume 212 (1941). The search for such a theory was intense in the ten years following the birth of general relativity. In recent years, some of the geometrical ideas proposed in these publications have proved essential in contemporary attempts towards the unification of all interactions including gravity, KaluzaKlein type theories and supergravity theories. In 1942, Bergmann published the book "Introduction to the Theory of Relativity" which included a foreword by Albert Einstein. This book is a reference for the subject, either as a textbook for classroom use or for individual study. A second corrected and enlarged edition of the book was published in 1976. Einstein said in his foreword to the first edition: "Bergmann's book seems to me to satisfy a definite need. . . Much effort has gone into making this book logically and pedagogically satisfactory and Bergmann has spent many hours with me which were devoted to this end
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Gabriel Bergmann started his work on general relativity in 1936 when he moved from Prague to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Bergmann collaborated with Einstein in an attempt to provide a geometrical unified field theory of gravitation and electromagnetism. Within this program they wrote two articles together: A. Einstein and P.G. Bergmann, Ann. Math. 39, 685 (1938) ; and A. Einstein, V. Bargmann and P.G. Bergmann, Th. von Karman Anniversary Volume 212 (1941). The search for such a theory was intense in the ten years following the birth of general relativity. In recent years, some of the geometrical ideas proposed in these publications have proved essential in contemporary attempts towards the unification of all interactions including gravity, KaluzaKlein type theories and supergravity theories. In 1942, Bergmann published the book "Introduction to the Theory of Relativity" which included a foreword by Albert Einstein. This book is a reference for the subject, either as a textbook for classroom use or for individual study. A second corrected and enlarged edition of the book was published in 1976. Einstein said in his foreword to the first edition: "Bergmann's book seems to me to satisfy a definite need. . . Much effort has gone into making this book logically and pedagogically satisfactory and Bergmann has spent many hours with me which were devoted to this end
Advances in the interplay between quantum and gravity physics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This uptodate survey of the interplay between gravity and particle physics theory contains treatments of cosmological perturbations, transPlanckian problems in cosmology, the cosmological basis in a framework of projective unified field theory, atom interferometry in black holes and the early universe and semiclassical gravity. There are also discussions of spinorial matter in affine theory of gravity, the phase problem and Mach's principle, a Hamiltonian formulation of gravitational theory, and spin fluctuations. A special section covers Dirac geometry and real spacetime, Dirac wave functions and black holes, properties of black hole solutions, black hole spectroscopy and thermodynamics. The emphasis is on observational aspects and in this context there are discussions of attempts to measure Newtonian G, the stability of G and multidimensional gravitational models, improved measurements and the experimental limit of Gdot, past results and new experimental tests for violation of the principle of equivalence, signals observed with a detector having 20<SUP>21</SUP> intrinsic spins, virtual graviton exchange consistent with constant G and the weak equivalence principle. There is an update on neutrino oscillations and the helicity precession of fermions in gravitational / inertial fields
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This uptodate survey of the interplay between gravity and particle physics theory contains treatments of cosmological perturbations, transPlanckian problems in cosmology, the cosmological basis in a framework of projective unified field theory, atom interferometry in black holes and the early universe and semiclassical gravity. There are also discussions of spinorial matter in affine theory of gravity, the phase problem and Mach's principle, a Hamiltonian formulation of gravitational theory, and spin fluctuations. A special section covers Dirac geometry and real spacetime, Dirac wave functions and black holes, properties of black hole solutions, black hole spectroscopy and thermodynamics. The emphasis is on observational aspects and in this context there are discussions of attempts to measure Newtonian G, the stability of G and multidimensional gravitational models, improved measurements and the experimental limit of Gdot, past results and new experimental tests for violation of the principle of equivalence, signals observed with a detector having 20<SUP>21</SUP> intrinsic spins, virtual graviton exchange consistent with constant G and the weak equivalence principle. There is an update on neutrino oscillations and the helicity precession of fermions in gravitational / inertial fields
Spin in gravity : is it possible to give an experimental basis to torsion? : International School of Cosmology and Gravitation
XV Course, Erice, Italy, 1320 May 1997 by
C Lämmerzahl(
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7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The introduction of spin is believed to be a necessary tool if one wishes to quantize general relativity. Then the main problem is to see if the introduction of spin generalizing the general relativity from a geometric point of view, i.e. through the concept of torsion, can be experimentally verified. The reader can find in this book both theoretical and experimental arguments which show the necessity for the introduction of spin, and then of torsion, in gravity. In fact, torsion constitutes the more natural and simple way to introduce spin in general relativity. For that reason it is of fundamental importance to see if there are some experiences that indicate — if not directly, then at least indirectly — the presence of torsion. This book presents a discussion on experiments with a polarizedmass torsion pendulum, the search for galactic dark matter interacting with a spin pendulum, a description of a spacebased method for determination of the gravitational constant and spacebased measurements of spin in gravity, as well as a discussion on theoretical arguments, for instance the nature of torsion and nonmetricity, the viability of gravitational theories with spin–torsion and spin–spin interaction, manydimensional gravitational theories with torsion, spinors on curved spaces, the spinors in real space–time, etc. We know that until now there has been no evidence for torsion, but this fact cannot prevent us from considering in some detail this implement of research that seems to be important from both a geometrical and a physical point of view."Publisher's website
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The introduction of spin is believed to be a necessary tool if one wishes to quantize general relativity. Then the main problem is to see if the introduction of spin generalizing the general relativity from a geometric point of view, i.e. through the concept of torsion, can be experimentally verified. The reader can find in this book both theoretical and experimental arguments which show the necessity for the introduction of spin, and then of torsion, in gravity. In fact, torsion constitutes the more natural and simple way to introduce spin in general relativity. For that reason it is of fundamental importance to see if there are some experiences that indicate — if not directly, then at least indirectly — the presence of torsion. This book presents a discussion on experiments with a polarizedmass torsion pendulum, the search for galactic dark matter interacting with a spin pendulum, a description of a spacebased method for determination of the gravitational constant and spacebased measurements of spin in gravity, as well as a discussion on theoretical arguments, for instance the nature of torsion and nonmetricity, the viability of gravitational theories with spin–torsion and spin–spin interaction, manydimensional gravitational theories with torsion, spinors on curved spaces, the spinors in real space–time, etc. We know that until now there has been no evidence for torsion, but this fact cannot prevent us from considering in some detail this implement of research that seems to be important from both a geometrical and a physical point of view."Publisher's website
Albert Einstein : sein Einfluss auf Physik, Philosophie und Politik by
Peter C Aichelburg(
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8 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Entwicklung der Relativitätstheorie. Kosmologie. Gravitationsstrahlung. Schwarze Löcher. Das Schwarze Loch: Eine imaginäre Unterhaltung mit Albert Einstein. Kann man die quantenmechanische Beschreibung der physikalischen Wirklichkeit als vollständig betrachten?. Einsteins Beitrag zur statistischen Mechanik. Zur Geschichte der speziellen Relativitätstheorie. Einsteins Methoden zur Theorienbildung. Einsteins Behandlung theoretischer Größen. Einsteins Bedeutung in Physik, Philosophie und Politik. Einstein und der Zionismus. Entstehung und Rolle der GRGOrganisation und die Pflege
8 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Entwicklung der Relativitätstheorie. Kosmologie. Gravitationsstrahlung. Schwarze Löcher. Das Schwarze Loch: Eine imaginäre Unterhaltung mit Albert Einstein. Kann man die quantenmechanische Beschreibung der physikalischen Wirklichkeit als vollständig betrachten?. Einsteins Beitrag zur statistischen Mechanik. Zur Geschichte der speziellen Relativitätstheorie. Einsteins Methoden zur Theorienbildung. Einsteins Behandlung theoretischer Größen. Einsteins Bedeutung in Physik, Philosophie und Politik. Einstein und der Zionismus. Entstehung und Rolle der GRGOrganisation und die Pflege
HamiltonJacobi theory with mixed constraints by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum gravity : International School of Cosmology and Gravitation XIV course, Erice, Italy, 1119 May, 1995 : 80th birthday
dedication to Peter G. Bergmann by International School of Cosmology and Gravitation(
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2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
COSMOLOGY and Gravitation by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the Sixth Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravitation of the "Ettore Maj orana" Centre for Scientific Cul ture we choose as the principal topics torsion and supergravity, because in our opinion it is one of the principal tasks of today's theoretical physics to attempt to link together the theory of ele mentary particles and general relativity. Our aim was to delineate the present status of the principal efforts directed toward this end, and to explore possible directions of work in the near future. Efforts to incorporate spin as a dynamic variable into the foundations of the theory of gravitation were poineered by E. Cartan, whose contributions to this problem go back half a century. Accord ing to A. Trautman this socalled EinsteinCartan theory is the sim plest and most natural modification of Einstein's 1916 theory. F. Hehl has contributed a very detailed and comprehensive analysis of this topic, original view of nonRiemannian spacetime. Characteristic of EinsteinCartan theories is the enrichment of Riemannian geometry by torsion, the nonsymmetric part of the otherwise metriccompatible affine connection. Torsion has a impact on the theory of elementary particles. According to V. de Sabbata, weak interactions can be based on the EinsteinCartan geometry, in that the Lagrangian describing weak interactions and torsion inter action possess analogous structures, leading to a unification of weak and gravitational forces
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the Sixth Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravitation of the "Ettore Maj orana" Centre for Scientific Cul ture we choose as the principal topics torsion and supergravity, because in our opinion it is one of the principal tasks of today's theoretical physics to attempt to link together the theory of ele mentary particles and general relativity. Our aim was to delineate the present status of the principal efforts directed toward this end, and to explore possible directions of work in the near future. Efforts to incorporate spin as a dynamic variable into the foundations of the theory of gravitation were poineered by E. Cartan, whose contributions to this problem go back half a century. Accord ing to A. Trautman this socalled EinsteinCartan theory is the sim plest and most natural modification of Einstein's 1916 theory. F. Hehl has contributed a very detailed and comprehensive analysis of this topic, original view of nonRiemannian spacetime. Characteristic of EinsteinCartan theories is the enrichment of Riemannian geometry by torsion, the nonsymmetric part of the otherwise metriccompatible affine connection. Torsion has a impact on the theory of elementary particles. According to V. de Sabbata, weak interactions can be based on the EinsteinCartan geometry, in that the Lagrangian describing weak interactions and torsion inter action possess analogous structures, leading to a unification of weak and gravitational forces
HamiltonJacobi theory with mixed constraints by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physics of sound in the sea by
National Research Council (U.S.)(
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18 editions published between 1946 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1946 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prinzipien der Elektrodynamik und Relativitätstheorie = Principles of electrodynamics and relativity by M Phillips(
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in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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7 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of electrodynamics and relativity = Prinzipien der Elektrodynamik und Relativitätstheorie(
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1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 De Sabbata, Venzo Other Editor
 Einstein, Albert 18791955 Other Author of introduction Author Creator
 Aichelburg, Peter C. 1941 Author Editor
 Sexl, Roman Ulrich Editor
 International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation Editor
 New York Academy of Sciences
 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Scientific Affairs Division
 Fenyves, Ervin J.
 Motz, Lloyd 19092004
 American Physical Society
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Astrophysics Bergmann, Peter Gabriel Coleman, Sidney, Cosmology DeWitt, Bryce S.(Bryce Seligman), Differential topology Dirac, P. A. M.(Paul Adrien Maurice), Einstein, Albert, Electrodynamics Gauge fields (Physics) General relativity (Physics) Gilbert, Walter, Gravitation Gravitational fields Gravity Research Foundation Hamiltonian operator HamiltonJacobi equations HamiltonJacobi equationsNumerical solutions Heat Hooft, G. 't Karplus, Robert Klein, Oskar Mathematical physics Mechanics Misner, Charles W Nuclear spin Particles (Nuclear physics) Physicists Physics Pirani, F. A. E.(Felix Arnold Edward), Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Quantum theory Relativistic astrophysics Relativity (Physics) Rosenfeld, L.(Leon), Schwinger, Julian, Sciama, D. W.(Dennis William), Singularities (Mathematics) SoundTransmission Space and time Supergravity Supermanifolds (Mathematics) Topology Torsion Underwater acoustics Unified field theories Wheeler, John Archibald, World War (19391945) Zumino, B.(Bruno),
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Bergmann P.G.
Bergmann, P. G. 19152002
Bergmann, P. G. (Peter Gabriel)
Bergmann, P. G. (Peter Gabriel), 19152002
Bergmann, Peter 19152002
Bergmann Peter G.
Bergmann, Peter G. 19152002
Peter Bergmann American physicist
Peter Bergmann deutschstämmiger USamerikanischer Physiker
Peter Bergmann Duits natuurkundige (19152002)
Peter Bergmann físic estatunidenc
Peter Bergmann físico estadounidense
Peter Bergmann fisico tedesco
Peter Bergmann physicien américain
Peter Bergmann professor académico alemão
Peter Bergmann tysk professor
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Бергман, П. Г.
بيتر بيرجمان فيزيائي أمريكي
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