Bergmann, Peter Gabriel
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Works:  95 works in 361 publications in 4 languages and 6,571 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Biography Dictionaries Encyclopedias 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor 
Classifications:  QC6, 530.11 
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Most widely held works about
Peter Gabriel Bergmann
 Oral history interview with Stanley Deser by S Deser( )
 Oral history interview with Felix Pirani by F. A. E Pirani( )
 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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41 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,844 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 1,844 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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90 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
90 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics : mechanics and electrodynamics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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46 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
46 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,185 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 380 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 380 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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12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventh Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics by
Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics(
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5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topological properties and global structure of spacetime by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 71 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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2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 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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4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic theories of physics by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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13 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prinzipien der Elektrodynamik und Relativitästheorie by
Siegfried Flügge(
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in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 4
in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 4
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
Betazerfall by
Otto KofoedHansen(
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1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 41,2
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 41,2
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
Physics of sound in the sea by
National Research Council (U.S.)(
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2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 10 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
Cosmology and gravitation : spin, torsion, rotation, and supergravity by
Peter Gabriel Bergmann(
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 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
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 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
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 De Sabbata, Venzo Other Editor
 Einstein, Albert 18791955 Author of introduction Other Author Creator
 Aichelburg, Peter C. 1941 Editor
 Sexl, Roman Ulrich Editor
 International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation Editor
 New York Academy of Sciences
 Motz, Lloyd 1910
 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Scientific Affairs Division
 Fenyves, Ervin J.
 American Physical Society
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Astrophysics Atmosphere Bergmann, Peter Gabriel Beta decay Beta rays Cosmology DeWitt, Bryce S.(Bryce Seligman), Differential topology Dirac, P. A. M.(Paul Adrien Maurice), Einstein, Albert, Elastic waves Electrodynamics Gauge fields (Physics) General relativity (Physics) Gravitation Gravitational fields Hamiltonian operator HamiltonJacobi equationsNumerical solutions Heat Karplus, Robert Klein, Oskar Mathematics Mechanics Misner, Charles W Nuclear spin Particles (Nuclear physics) Physicists Physics Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Quantum theory Radioactivity Relativistic astrophysics Relativity (Physics) Rosenfeld, L.(Leon), Sciama, D. W.(Dennis William), Singularities (Mathematics) Solar system Sound SoundTransmission Space and time Supergravity Supermanifolds (Mathematics) Topology Torsion Underwater acoustics Unified field theories Viscoelasticity 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)
Бергман, П. Г.
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