Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice) 19021984
Overview
Works:  409 works in 1,332 publications in 8 languages and 21,049 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Conference papers and proceedings History Biographies Festschriften Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles:  Author, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Editor 
Classifications:  QC16.D57, 530.12 
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Most widely held works about
P. A. M Dirac
 The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom by Graham Farmelo( Book )
 The supersymmetric Dirac equation : the application to hydrogenic atoms by Allen C Hirshfeld( )
 Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures by Richard P Feynman( Book )
 Dirac : a scientific biography by Helge Kragh( Book )
 Maverick Mathematician : The Life and Science of J.E. Moyal by Ann Moyal( )
 Paul Dirac : the man and his work by Abraham Pais( Book )
 Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac by Behram Kurşunoğlu( Book )
 A mathematical introduction to Dirac's formalism by S. J. L. van Eijndhoven( )
 The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, quantum genius by Graham Farmelo( Book )
 Tributes to Paul Dirac by J. G Taylor( Book )
 The fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, 19251926 ; The reception of the new quantum mechanics, 19251926 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
 Varying gravity : Dirac's legacy in cosmology and geophysics by Helge Kragh( )
 Der seltsamste Mensch das verborgene Leben des Quantengenies Paul Dirac by Graham Farmelo( )
 Dirac : Roman by Dietmar Dath( Book )
 Simply Dirac by Helge Kragh( Book )
 Dirac and Feynman : pioneers in quantum mechanics( Book )
 Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures : the reason for antiparticles( Visual )
 Polʹ Dirak i fizika XX veka : sbornik nauchnykh trudov( Book )
 The historical development of quantum theory. Part 1 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
 The strangest man : the hidden live of Paul Dirac ; quantum genius by Graham Farmelo( Book )
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The principles of quantum mechanics by
P. A. M Dirac(
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221 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nei rong bao gua : die jia yuan li ; dong li xue bian liang yu ke guan cha liang ; biao xiang li lun ; liang zi tiao jian yun dong fang cheng ; chu deng ying yong ; wei rao li lun ; peng zhuang wen ti ; bao han xu duo xiang tong li zi de xi tong ; fu she li lun ; dian zi de xiang dui lun xing li lun ; liang zi dian dong li xue deng 12 zhang
221 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nei rong bao gua : die jia yuan li ; dong li xue bian liang yu ke guan cha liang ; biao xiang li lun ; liang zi tiao jian yun dong fang cheng ; chu deng ying yong ; wei rao li lun ; peng zhuang wen ti ; bao han xu duo xiang tong li zi de xi tong ; fu she li lun ; dian zi de xiang dui lun xing li lun ; liang zi dian dong li xue deng 12 zhang
General theory of relativity by
P. A. M Dirac(
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42 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The wellestablished mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirtyfive compact chapters that take the reader pointbypoint through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity
42 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The wellestablished mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirtyfive compact chapters that take the reader pointbypoint through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity
Proceedings of the Dirac Centennial Symposium : Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, 67 December 2002 by
Howard Baer(
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14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac (190284) is one of the icons of modern physics. His work provided the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. He also made key contributions to quantum field theory and quantum statistical mechanics. He is perhaps best known for formulating the Dirac equation, a relativistic wave equation which described the properties of the electron, and also predicted the existence of antimatter. The Dirac Centennial Symposium commemorated the contributions of Dirac to all areas of physics, and assessed their impact on frontier research. This book constitutes the proceedings of the symposium, containing articles by Leopold Halpern, Pierre Ramond, Frank Wilczek, Maurice Goldhaber, Jonathan Bagger, Joe Lykken, Roman Jackiw, Stanley Deser, Joe Polchinski, Andre Linde and others. A special contribution from Dirac's daughter Monica Dirac presents a portrait of Paul Dirac as father and family man
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac (190284) is one of the icons of modern physics. His work provided the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. He also made key contributions to quantum field theory and quantum statistical mechanics. He is perhaps best known for formulating the Dirac equation, a relativistic wave equation which described the properties of the electron, and also predicted the existence of antimatter. The Dirac Centennial Symposium commemorated the contributions of Dirac to all areas of physics, and assessed their impact on frontier research. This book constitutes the proceedings of the symposium, containing articles by Leopold Halpern, Pierre Ramond, Frank Wilczek, Maurice Goldhaber, Jonathan Bagger, Joe Lykken, Roman Jackiw, Stanley Deser, Joe Polchinski, Andre Linde and others. A special contribution from Dirac's daughter Monica Dirac presents a portrait of Paul Dirac as father and family man
Lectures on quantum mechanics by
P. A. M Dirac(
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28 editions published between 1931 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods by the Nobel Laureate and quantum pioneer begin with an introduction to visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics. The remaining lectures build on that idea, examining the possibility of building a relativistic quantum theory on curved surfaces or flat surfaces
28 editions published between 1931 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods by the Nobel Laureate and quantum pioneer begin with an introduction to visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics. The remaining lectures build on that idea, examining the possibility of building a relativistic quantum theory on curved surfaces or flat surfaces
Lectures on quantum field theory by
P. A. M Dirac(
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22 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Directions in physics : lectures delivered during a visit to Australia and New Zealand August/September 1975 by
P. A. M Dirac(
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20 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspects of quantum theory by
P. A. M Dirac(
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12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twelve articles in this volume discuss various aspects of quantum mechanics which owe their origin to the work fo P.A.M. Dirac. Each of the distinguished contributors reviews Dirac's work and discusses its development in some detail. Since Dirac's work ranged widely, the resulting volume constitutes a valable survey of the state of quantum mechanics. A small part of the book contains personal reminiscences of Dirac in Cambridge and of his early visits to the U.S.A. and gives a historical account of the development of quantum mechanics during the decade 19241933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twelve articles in this volume discuss various aspects of quantum mechanics which owe their origin to the work fo P.A.M. Dirac. Each of the distinguished contributors reviews Dirac's work and discusses its development in some detail. Since Dirac's work ranged widely, the resulting volume constitutes a valable survey of the state of quantum mechanics. A small part of the book contains personal reminiscences of Dirac in Cambridge and of his early visits to the U.S.A. and gives a historical account of the development of quantum mechanics during the decade 19241933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
Unification of fundamental forces : the first of the 1988 Dirac memorial lectures by
Abdus Salam(
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14 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, died in 1984. Dirac's college, St John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge University in his memory. This 1990 volume includes an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture presented by Abdus Salam, in addition to two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac and by Werner Heisenberg
14 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, died in 1984. Dirac's college, St John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge University in his memory. This 1990 volume includes an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture presented by Abdus Salam, in addition to two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac and by Werner Heisenberg
Spinors in Hilbert space by
P. A. M Dirac(
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21 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. Hilbert Space The words "Hilbert space" here will always denote what math ematicians call a separable Hilbert space. It is composed of vectors each with a denumerable infinity of coordinates ql' q2' Q3 ... Usually the coordinates are considered to be complex numbers and each vector has a squared length ~rIQrI2. This squared length must converge in order that the q's may specify a Hilbert vector. Let us express qr in terms of real and imaginary parts, qr = Xr + iYr' Then the squared length is l:.r(x; + y;). The x's and y's may be looked upon as the coordinates of a vector. It is again a Hilbert vector, but it is a real Hilbert vector, with only real coordinates. Thus a complex Hilbert vector uniquely determines a real Hilbert vector. The second vector has, at first sight, twice as many coordinates as the first one. But twice a denumerable in finity is again a denumerable infinity, so the second vector has the same number of coordinates as the first. Thus a complex Hilbert vector is not a more general kind of quantity than a real one
21 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. Hilbert Space The words "Hilbert space" here will always denote what math ematicians call a separable Hilbert space. It is composed of vectors each with a denumerable infinity of coordinates ql' q2' Q3 ... Usually the coordinates are considered to be complex numbers and each vector has a squared length ~rIQrI2. This squared length must converge in order that the q's may specify a Hilbert vector. Let us express qr in terms of real and imaginary parts, qr = Xr + iYr' Then the squared length is l:.r(x; + y;). The x's and y's may be looked upon as the coordinates of a vector. It is again a Hilbert vector, but it is a real Hilbert vector, with only real coordinates. Thus a complex Hilbert vector uniquely determines a real Hilbert vector. The second vector has, at first sight, twice as many coordinates as the first one. But twice a denumerable in finity is again a denumerable infinity, so the second vector has the same number of coordinates as the first. Thus a complex Hilbert vector is not a more general kind of quantity than a real one
The development of quantum theory; J. Robert Oppenheimer memorial prize acceptance speech by
P. A. M Dirac(
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21 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current trends in the theory of fields : (Tallahassee1978) : a symposium in honor of P.A.M. Dirac(
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10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of P.A.M. Dirac, 19241948 by
P. A. M Dirac(
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15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum, space, and timethe quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene Wigner by
A. O Barut(
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8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamental interactions in physics and astrophysics by
Geoffrey J Iverson(
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15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present volume is a compilation of the talks presented at the 1972 Coral Gables Conference on Fundamental Interactions at High Energy held at the University of Miami by the Center for Theoretical Studies. The volume contains, in addition, contributions by B. Kursunoglu and G. Breit, which were not actually presented, but are included as tributes to Professor P.A.M. Dirac, to whom the Conference is formally dedicated. Again this year the theme, style and format of each session was in most cases the responsibility of the section leaders who also cons~ituted the Conference Committee. This organization of the conference meant that each section was coherent and essentially selfcontained, and as weIl, allowed for spirited panel discussions to critically summarize, and to indicate new directions for future research. This volume is divided into four sections on Constructive Field Theory, and Advances in the Theory of Weak and Electro magnetic Interactions, Cosmic Evolution,and New Vistas in the Theory of Fundamental Interactions. Each section represents a thorough, penetrating survey of one of the most active research programs of theoretical physics. Thanks are due to typists Mrs. Helga S. Billings, Mrs. Jackie Zagursky, Miss Connie Retting, and to Mrs. Norma Gayle Hagan for her industrious supervision of the many programs involved in the conference. This conference received some support from the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Editors vii Miss Sevil Kursunoglu, Professor Behram Kursunoglu, Professor P. A. M. Dirac, Mrs. Behram Kursunoglu, Mr
15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present volume is a compilation of the talks presented at the 1972 Coral Gables Conference on Fundamental Interactions at High Energy held at the University of Miami by the Center for Theoretical Studies. The volume contains, in addition, contributions by B. Kursunoglu and G. Breit, which were not actually presented, but are included as tributes to Professor P.A.M. Dirac, to whom the Conference is formally dedicated. Again this year the theme, style and format of each session was in most cases the responsibility of the section leaders who also cons~ituted the Conference Committee. This organization of the conference meant that each section was coherent and essentially selfcontained, and as weIl, allowed for spirited panel discussions to critically summarize, and to indicate new directions for future research. This volume is divided into four sections on Constructive Field Theory, and Advances in the Theory of Weak and Electro magnetic Interactions, Cosmic Evolution,and New Vistas in the Theory of Fundamental Interactions. Each section represents a thorough, penetrating survey of one of the most active research programs of theoretical physics. Thanks are due to typists Mrs. Helga S. Billings, Mrs. Jackie Zagursky, Miss Connie Retting, and to Mrs. Norma Gayle Hagan for her industrious supervision of the many programs involved in the conference. This conference received some support from the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Editors vii Miss Sevil Kursunoglu, Professor Behram Kursunoglu, Professor P. A. M. Dirac, Mrs. Behram Kursunoglu, Mr
Highenergy physics : in honor of P.A.M. Dirac in his eightieth year by
Behram Kurşunoğlu(
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)
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the greater part of the papers submitted to the High Energy Physics portion of the 1983 Orbis Scientiae, then dedicated to the eightieth year of Professor P.A.M. Dirac. Before the vol, ume could be published, Professor Dirac passed away on October 20, 1984, thereby changing the dedication of this volume, and its companion, on Information Processing in Biology, to his everlasting memory. Since 1969, Professor Dirac had given the opening address at each of these conferences. He was unable to prepare a manuscript of his last paper in 1983. His impact on science already has been enormous. The consequences of his thought and work for future developments are incalculable. Regrettably, Professor Dirac's last appearance at this series of conferences, begun in 1964 as the Coral Gables Conference on Symmetry Principles at High Energy, coincided with the twentieth, and the last of these. The work and expense involved in organizing them and preparing the proceedings have corne to far exceed the physical capabilities and the support received by the Center for Theoretical Studies for this program. The delayed appearance of these proceedings, for which the editors humbly apologize, is a manifestation of the inadequate support. On the other hand, the organizers and editors thank the many distinguished participants who, over the years, made these meetings exciting and productive arenas for the dissemination of ideas in high energy physics and related fields
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the greater part of the papers submitted to the High Energy Physics portion of the 1983 Orbis Scientiae, then dedicated to the eightieth year of Professor P.A.M. Dirac. Before the vol, ume could be published, Professor Dirac passed away on October 20, 1984, thereby changing the dedication of this volume, and its companion, on Information Processing in Biology, to his everlasting memory. Since 1969, Professor Dirac had given the opening address at each of these conferences. He was unable to prepare a manuscript of his last paper in 1983. His impact on science already has been enormous. The consequences of his thought and work for future developments are incalculable. Regrettably, Professor Dirac's last appearance at this series of conferences, begun in 1964 as the Coral Gables Conference on Symmetry Principles at High Energy, coincided with the twentieth, and the last of these. The work and expense involved in organizing them and preparing the proceedings have corne to far exceed the physical capabilities and the support received by the Center for Theoretical Studies for this program. The delayed appearance of these proceedings, for which the editors humbly apologize, is a manifestation of the inadequate support. On the other hand, the organizers and editors thank the many distinguished participants who, over the years, made these meetings exciting and productive arenas for the dissemination of ideas in high energy physics and related fields
Information processing in biological systems by
Stephan L Mintz(
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)
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the greater part of the papers submitted to the Information Processing in Biology portion of the 1983 Orbis Scientiae, then dedicated to the eightieth year of Professor P.A.M. Dirac. Before the volume could be published, Professor Dirac passed away on October 20, 1984, thereby changing the dedica tion of this volume, and its companion, on High Energy Physics, to his everlasting memory. The last Orbis Scientiae (as it was often in the past) was shared by two frontier fields  in this case by High Energy Physics and Information Processing in Biology, demonstrating the universality of scientific principles and goals. The interaction amongst scientists of diverse interests can only enhance the fruitfulness of their efforts. The editors take pride in the modest contribution of Orbis Scientiae towards this goal. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the typing of these proceedings by Regelio Rodriguez and Helga Billings, and the customary excellent supervision by the latter. The efficient preparation and organiza tion of the conference was due largely to the skill and dedication of Linda Scott. As in the past, Orbis Scientiae 1983 received nominal support from the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the greater part of the papers submitted to the Information Processing in Biology portion of the 1983 Orbis Scientiae, then dedicated to the eightieth year of Professor P.A.M. Dirac. Before the volume could be published, Professor Dirac passed away on October 20, 1984, thereby changing the dedica tion of this volume, and its companion, on High Energy Physics, to his everlasting memory. The last Orbis Scientiae (as it was often in the past) was shared by two frontier fields  in this case by High Energy Physics and Information Processing in Biology, demonstrating the universality of scientific principles and goals. The interaction amongst scientists of diverse interests can only enhance the fruitfulness of their efforts. The editors take pride in the modest contribution of Orbis Scientiae towards this goal. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the typing of these proceedings by Regelio Rodriguez and Helga Billings, and the customary excellent supervision by the latter. The efficient preparation and organiza tion of the conference was due largely to the skill and dedication of Linda Scott. As in the past, Orbis Scientiae 1983 received nominal support from the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation
Clifford Analysis and Related Topics : In Honor of Paul A. M. Dirac, CART 2014, Tallahassee, Florida, December 15–17 by International Conference "Clifford Analysis and Related Topics"(
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2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, intended to commemorate the work of Paul Dirac, highlights new developments in the main directions of Clifford analysis. Just as complex analysis is based on the algebra of the complex numbers, Clifford analysis is based on the geometric Clifford algebras. Many methods and theorems from complex analysis generalize to higher dimensions in various ways. However, many new features emerge in the process, and much of this work is still in its infancy. Some of the leading mathematicians working in this field have contributed to this book in conjunction with zClifford Analysis and Related Topics: a conference in honor of Paul A.M. Dirac,y which was held at Florida State University, Tallahassee, on December 1517, 2014. The content reflects talks given at the conference, as well as contributions from mathematicians who were invited but were unable to attend. Hence much of the mathematics presented here is not only highly topical, but also cannot be found elsewhere in print. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to mathematicians and physicists working in these areas, as well as students seeking to catch up on the latest developments
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, intended to commemorate the work of Paul Dirac, highlights new developments in the main directions of Clifford analysis. Just as complex analysis is based on the algebra of the complex numbers, Clifford analysis is based on the geometric Clifford algebras. Many methods and theorems from complex analysis generalize to higher dimensions in various ways. However, many new features emerge in the process, and much of this work is still in its infancy. Some of the leading mathematicians working in this field have contributed to this book in conjunction with zClifford Analysis and Related Topics: a conference in honor of Paul A.M. Dirac,y which was held at Florida State University, Tallahassee, on December 1517, 2014. The content reflects talks given at the conference, as well as contributions from mathematicians who were invited but were unable to attend. Hence much of the mathematics presented here is not only highly topical, but also cannot be found elsewhere in print. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to mathematicians and physicists working in these areas, as well as students seeking to catch up on the latest developments
L'electron magnetique (theorie de Dirac) by
Louis de Broglie(
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7 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in French and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in French and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die moderne atomtheorie; die bei der entgegennahme des Nobelpreises 1933 in Stockholm gehaltenen vorträge by
Werner Heisenberg(
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15 editions published in 1934 in German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1934 in German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on quantum mechanics by
P. A. M Dirac(
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24 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of this concise, brilliant series of lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics was one of the shining intellects in the field, winning a Nobel prize in 1933 for his pioneering work in the quantum mechanics of the atom. Beyond that, he developed the transformation theory of quantum mechanics (which made it possible to calculate the statistical distribution of certain variables), was one of the major authors of the quantum theory of radiation, codiscovered the FermiDirac statistics, and predicted the existence of the positron. The four lectures in this book were delivered at Yeshiva University, New York, in 1964. The first, "The Hamiltonian Method," is an introduction to visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics. The remaining lectures build on that idea. "The Problem of Quantization" shows how one can start with a classical field theory and end up with a quantum field theory. In "Quantization on Curved Surfaces," Dirac examines the possibility of building a relativistic quantum theory on curved surfaces. He deduces that it is not possible, but it should be possible on flat surfaces. In the final lecture, "Quantization on Flat Surfaces," he concludes that "we can set up the basic equations for a quantum theory of the BornInfeld electrodynamics agreeing with special relativity, but [not] with general relativity." Physics and chemistry students will find this book an invaluable addition to their libraries, as will anyone intrigued by the farreaching and influential ideas of quantum mechanics
24 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of this concise, brilliant series of lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics was one of the shining intellects in the field, winning a Nobel prize in 1933 for his pioneering work in the quantum mechanics of the atom. Beyond that, he developed the transformation theory of quantum mechanics (which made it possible to calculate the statistical distribution of certain variables), was one of the major authors of the quantum theory of radiation, codiscovered the FermiDirac statistics, and predicted the existence of the positron. The four lectures in this book were delivered at Yeshiva University, New York, in 1964. The first, "The Hamiltonian Method," is an introduction to visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics. The remaining lectures build on that idea. "The Problem of Quantization" shows how one can start with a classical field theory and end up with a quantum field theory. In "Quantization on Curved Surfaces," Dirac examines the possibility of building a relativistic quantum theory on curved surfaces. He deduces that it is not possible, but it should be possible on flat surfaces. In the final lecture, "Quantization on Flat Surfaces," he concludes that "we can set up the basic equations for a quantum theory of the BornInfeld electrodynamics agreeing with special relativity, but [not] with general relativity." Physics and chemistry students will find this book an invaluable addition to their libraries, as will anyone intrigued by the farreaching and influential ideas of quantum mechanics
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ಪೌಲ್ ಡಿರಾಕ್
ಪೌಲ್ ಡಿರಾಕ್ ಗಣಿತಜ್ಞ
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พอล ดิแรก
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ディラック, P. A. M
ポール・ディラック
保罗·狄拉克
保罗·狄拉克 理论物理学家
狄拉克
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