Bergmann, Peter Gabriel
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Works:  77 works in 252 publications in 4 languages and 5,017 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Peter Gabriel Bergmann
 Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg by Joshua N Goldberg( )
 Oral history interview with Felix Pirani by F. A. E Pirani( )
 Oral history interview with Stanley Deser by S Deser( )
 Bergmann, Peter Gabriel : Theoretical Physics( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
Most widely held works by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann
The riddle of gravitation by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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41 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,830 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
41 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,830 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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17 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics : mechanics and electrodynamics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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33 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and held by 635 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 379 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 379 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
Seventh Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics by
1974, Dallas, Tex.) Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (7(
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8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 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 1986 in English and Italian and held by 245 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 1986 in English and Italian and held by 245 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
Gravitation and modern cosmology : the cosmological constant problem by
Antonino Zichichi(
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5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 144 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
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 144 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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9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 95 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
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 95 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
HamiltonJacobi theory with mixed constraints by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein : sein Einfluss auf Physik, Philosophie und Politik by
Peter C Aichelburg(
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5 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 International School of Cosmology and Gravitation(
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3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prinzipien der Elektrodynamik und Relativitästheorie by
Siegfried Flügge(
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2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will be "asymptotically integrable", that is to say, if we displace a vector parallel to itself along a closed curve whose total length is proportional to r, then, as we remove the curve to infinity, the change of the vector that results from the circuit about the curve will tend to zero. In the presence of gravitational radiation the total energy will not be con served, because the waves carry some energy with them; analogous statements apply to the linear momentum, etc. But that is not all; if there is no coordinate 2 system in which the field strengths drop off as 1/r, then there is no possibility to generate out of one vector" at infinity" a whole field of parallel vectors" at infinity". Thus we are unable in the presence of radiation to define, even at infinity, a "rigid displacement", the type of coordinate transformation that is presumably generated by the energy integral. Under these circumstances it is very difficult to see how one can define the "free vector" energy linear momen tum in a convincing manner. These ambiguities of course do not imply that general relativity lacks quan tities that obey equations of continuity; rather, general relativity suffers in this respect from an embarras de richesse. There is an infinity of such quantities, and our difficulty is to single out a subset and to present these as the "natural" l expressions for energy, linear momentum, etc
2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will be "asymptotically integrable", that is to say, if we displace a vector parallel to itself along a closed curve whose total length is proportional to r, then, as we remove the curve to infinity, the change of the vector that results from the circuit about the curve will tend to zero. In the presence of gravitational radiation the total energy will not be con served, because the waves carry some energy with them; analogous statements apply to the linear momentum, etc. But that is not all; if there is no coordinate 2 system in which the field strengths drop off as 1/r, then there is no possibility to generate out of one vector" at infinity" a whole field of parallel vectors" at infinity". Thus we are unable in the presence of radiation to define, even at infinity, a "rigid displacement", the type of coordinate transformation that is presumably generated by the energy integral. Under these circumstances it is very difficult to see how one can define the "free vector" energy linear momen tum in a convincing manner. These ambiguities of course do not imply that general relativity lacks quan tities that obey equations of continuity; rather, general relativity suffers in this respect from an embarras de richesse. There is an infinity of such quantities, and our difficulty is to single out a subset and to present these as the "natural" l expressions for energy, linear momentum, etc
HamiltonJacobi theory with mixed constraints by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physics of sound in the sea by
Research Analysis Group(
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12 editions published between 1946 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1946 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
BASICProgramme zur höheren Mathematik : Utilities zur Analysis mit einem Farbanhang by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventh Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics held on 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, 1974 Dallas, Texas by
Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics(
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1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics: heat and quanta by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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3 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transmission(
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1 edition published in 1968 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1968 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation Editor
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Astrophysics Bergmann, Peter Gabriel Beta decay Cosmology DeWitt, Bryce S.(Bryce Seligman), Differential topology Dirac, P. A. M.(Paul Adrien Maurice), Einstein, Albert, Electrodynamics General relativity (Physics) Gravitation Gravitational fields Hamiltonian operator HamiltonJacobi equationsNumerical solutions Heat Klein, Oskar Liquids Mathematics Mechanics Misner, Charles W Nuclear spin Particles (Nuclear physics) Physicists Physics PhysicsResearch Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Quantum theory Relativistic astrophysics Relativity (Physics) Rosenfeld, L.(Leon), Sciama, D. W.(Dennis William), Singularities (Mathematics) Solids Sound SoundTransmission Space and time Statistical thermodynamics Supergravity Supermanifolds (Mathematics) Thermodynamics Topology Torsion Ultrasonic waves Underwater acoustics Underwater acousticsInstruments Unified field theories United States Wheeler, John Archibald, World War (19391945)
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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 fisico tedesco
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