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Wheeler, John Archibald 1911-2008

Works: 581 works in 1,371 publications in 8 languages and 20,451 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: QC178, 530.11
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Gravitation by Charles W Misner( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity
Quantum theory and measurement by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty-nine papers collected here illuminate the meaning of quantum theory as it is disclosed in the measurement process. Together with an introduction and a supplemental annotated bibliography, they discuss issues that make quantum theory, overarching principle of twentieth-century physics, appear to many to prefigure a new revolution in science. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
A journey into gravity and spacetime by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine title: Gravity and spacetime. Discusses Einsteins geometric theory of gravity and chronicles the ideas and contributions of other scientists and their concepts of space and time
Spacetime physics by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics : a fundamental exposition by Hugh Everett( )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel interpretation of quantum mechanics, first proposed in brief form by Hugh Everett in 1957, forms the nucleus around which this book has developed. In his interpretation, Dr. Everett denies the existence of a separate classical realm and asserts the propriety of considering a state vector for the whole universe. Because this state vector never collapses, reality as a whole is rigorously deterministic. This reality, which is described jointly by the dynamical variables and the state vector, is not the reality customarily perceived; rather, it is a reality composed of many worlds. By vir
Gravitation and inertia by Ignazio Ciufolini( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's standard and battle-tested geometric theory of gravity--spacetime tells mass how to move and mass tells spacetime how to curve--is expounded in this book by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Wheeler. They give special attention to the theory's observational checks and to two of its consequences: the predicted existence of gravitomagnetism and the origin of inertia (local inertial frames) in Einstein's general relativity: inertia here arises from mass there. The authors explain the modern understanding of the link between gravitation and inertia in Einstein's theory, from the origin of inertia in some cosmological models of the universe, to the interpretation of the initial value formulation of Einstein's standard geometrodynamics; and from the devices and the methods used to determine the local inertial frames of reference, to the experiments used to detect and measure the "dragging of inertial frames of reference." In this book, Ciufolini and Wheeler emphasize present, past, and proposed tests of gravitational interaction, metric theories, and general relativity. They describe the numerous confirmations of the foundations of geometrodynamics and some proposed experiments, including space missions, to test some of its fundamental predictions--in particular gravitomagnetic field or "dragging of inertial frames" and gravitational waves
At home in the universe by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleague and confidant of Einstein and Bohr, pioneer of nuclear fission theory, and staunch champion of the theory of black holes - John Archibald Wheeler is one of the most original and profound thinkers of modern science. In 1939 he published, with Niels Bohr, the first paper to describe nuclear fission successfully in terms of quantum physics, a ground-breaking study that led to his involvement in the Los Alamos atom bomb project and his subsequent work on the hydrogen bomb. Wheeler has made significant contributions to atomic and nuclear physics, elementary-particle physics, relativity theory, cosmology, and astrophysics. Yet, in the final analysis, it is his simple delight and wonder in "the machinery of existence" that illuminates this collection. At Home in the Universe presents a feast of engaging essays formed of reminiscence, science, and conjecture. Wheeler provides intimate glimpses of Einstein, Bohr, and other giants in the field who were his friends and collaborators. He writes of debates and discussions with Bohr that formed the cornerstone of nuclear fission theory, long talks with Einstein in his upstairs study at Princeton, and the eloquence and nobility of Hermann Weyl. He sees in these and other great physicists - Marie Curie, Hideki Yukawa, and Hendrik Anthony Kramers - exemplars of the scientific spirit. Wheeler ranges over what he calls the "intensely human activity" of science, the nature of scientific endeavor, the role of curiosity and creativity, characteristics of good scientists, and scientific skepticism and optimism. He delves into new directions of physics, notably his intriguing proposition that reality can be thought of as binary units - or "bits"--Similar to those from information theory. Uniting the collection is Wheeler's lifelong passion for the truth and his unconcealed joy in its pursuit. An unforgettable journey through the mind and memory of one of the century's great physicists, At Home in the Universe will delight, educate, and inspire
Spacetime physics : introduction to special relativity by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoroughly up-to-date, highly accessible overview covers microgravity, collider accelerators, satellite probes, neutron detectors, radioastronomy, and pulsars
Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity by Edwin F Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The metric helps to answer every scientific question about (nonquantum) features of spacetime surrounding a black hole, every possible question about trajectories of light and satellites around the black hole as well as around more familiar centers of attraction such as Earth and Sun. The metric for a rotating black hole may tell us about quasars, the most powerful steady energy sources in the Universe. The black-hole metric brings preliminary insights about the history and structure of the Cosmos." "Using the metric requires only algebra, elementary differential calculus, and a handful of integrals. This modest mathematics opens the subject to the interested person and paves the way to a deeper study of general relativity for one who will discover new truth about this strange and beautiful Universe, our home."--Jacket
Black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research by Martin J Rees( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume first appeared in the English and Russian editions in 1974 as an introduction for new graduate students, to the rapidly developing field of relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Some of the classic concepts introduced in the first edition included: * the lines of force of electric and magnetic fields near a black hole * the ergosphere and effective potential techniques for a rotating black hole * the details of rotational energy extraction from a black hole * the basic estimates for the cross-sections of gravitational wave detectors * and for the energy sources of gravitational waves * the scenario for gravitational collapse In cosmology, the foundations of the hot big bang model, the cosmic background radiation and cosmological nucleosynthesis were reviewed and the volume concluded with a lecture entitled Beyond the End of Time by J.A. Wheeler. Since 1974, enormous progress has occurred in some of these areas and the corresponding treatments are complex. This new edition provides a useful source of reference and presents the initial treatments of these topics and the ideas that motivated them thus providing a more complete picture of the development of this field for the reader. In order to mark the progress made in the intervening years, the authors have compiled a introduction to the new edition and an Appendix which comprises classic reprints which are related to the problems discussed in the original edition
Magic without magic: John Archibald Wheeler : a collection of essays in honor of his sixtieth birthday by John R Klauder( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by B. Kent Harrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Russian and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrodynamics by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

17 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind in nature by Nobel Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental problems in quantum theory : a conference held in honor of Professor John A. Wheeler by Daniel M Greenberger( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty papers collected here honor one of the great scientists of our time--John Archibald Wheeler. In this volume are gathered the six issues of the journal Foundations of Physics (February through July 1986) that celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday. Enlivened by Professor Wheeler's celebrated drawings, the book captures and illuminates his many contributions to physics, including his discovery of the scattering matrix and his elucidation, with Niels Bohr, of the mechanism of nuclear fission, his many contributions to Einstein's theory of gravity (for instance, the black hole), his deep insights into quantum theory and measurement (the elementary quantum phenomenon), and his efforts to explain the origins of the quantum postulate and quantum gravity (the meaning circuit and the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation). The majority of the papers reflect and build on Professor Wheeler's revolutionary ideas. Many scientists are convinced that his insights into the foundation of modern-day physics will induce a profound change in our perception of the universe. This book will appeal to scientists and philosophers who wish to look at one man's rendering of the "big picture" through the eyes of his colleagues. The work is prefaced by a compilation of "es from Professor Wheeler, edited by Kip S. Thorne and Wojciech Zurek. The contributors to Between Quantum and Cosmos are M. Alexander, A. Anderson, H.H. Barschall, J.D. Bekenstein, C.H. Bennett, P.G. Bergmann, V.B. Braginsky, D.R. Brill, L. Brown, I. Ciufolini, L. Cohen, M. Demianski, D. Deutsch, B. DeWitt, C. DeWitt-Morette, R.H. Dicke, B. d'Espagnat, R.P. Feynman, J. Geheniau, U.H. Gerlach, R. Geroch, J. Glimm, J.B. Hartle, F.W. Hehl, M. Henneaux, P.A. Hogan, S. Hojman, J. Isenberg, F. Ya. Khalili, A. Kheyfets, K.V. Kuchar, R. Landauer, S.G. Low, V.N. Lukash, B. Mashhoon, R.A. Matzner, J.D. McCrea, A. Mezzacappa, W.A. Miller, Y. Ne'eman, I.D. Novikov, A. Peres, I. Prigogine, I. Robinson, L.S. Schulman, M.O. Scully, D.H. Sharp, L.C. Shepley, A.Y. Shiekh, C. Teitelboim, E. Teller, K.S. Thorne, W.G. Unruh, R.M. Wald, L. Wilets, W.K. Wootters, J.W. York, Jr., and W.H. Zurek. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Einsteins Vision; wie steht es heute mit Einsteins Vision alles als Geometrie aufzufassen? by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of groups and quantum mechanics by Hermann Weyl( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battelle rencontres; 1967 lectures in mathematics and physics by Cécile DeWitt-Morette( Book )

19 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A way of life : an address delivered to Yale students by William Osler( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way to the United States to deliver lectures, Olser promised to talk to the students. This is his "lay sermon," a plea to do the day's work, to live in the day. He quotes the dictum: "Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand."
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Quantum theory and measurementA journey into gravity and spacetimeGravitation and inertiaAt home in the universeSpacetime physics : introduction to special relativityExploring black holes : introduction to general relativityBlack holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research
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