WorldCat Identities

Motz, Lloyd 1910-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 309 publications in 3 languages and 12,629 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC7.5, 530
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lloyd Motz
The World of physics : a small library of the literature of physics from antiquity to the present by Jefferson Hane Weaver( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the writings of scientists to trace the history of science from ancient times to the nineteenth century
The story of physics by Lloyd Motz( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of physics from 2000 years ago to the experimental theories of the 20th century
The world of the atom by Henry A Boorse( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atomic scientists : a biographical history by Henry A Boorse( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the atom through detailed biographies of its famous and lesser-known proponets
Essentials of astronomy by Lloyd Motz( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the expanded version of a two-semester introductory course in astronomy given at Columbia University over a period of years
The story of mathematics by Lloyd Motz( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Archimedes raise the water level of the Nile River? Why did Catherine the Great and Euler conspire to banish Diderot from the Russian Court? Learn about Descartes' military career as well as his discovery of analytic geometry. Explore both the lives and remarkable careers of history's greatest mathematical legends. In the tradition of their acclaimed The Story of Physics, two renowned science writers - Lloyd Motz and Jefferson Hane Weaver - present a sweeping narrative that spans the glorious history of mathematics and paints vivid sketches of the most famous and prominent mathematicians through the centuries. These respected authors lead us from the birth of arithmetic through calculus and beyond. They delve into the intriguing theory of numbers, explore the challenges of probability theory, and reveal the wonders of the theory of relativity. The quest to impose a basic mathematical order on our daily lives began with the early Greeks and Alexandrians. In exciting and accessible prose, we rediscover the insights of the great mathematical minds beginning in antiquity with Euclid, through the mystical teachings of Pythagoras, and continuing with later geniuses such as Newton, Gauss, and Euler. The courage and daring of these innovative thinkers revolutionized our world and conferred an order and predictability to the universe. What is remarkable throughout this journey is how inextricably mathematics and physics are intertwined. Each subject depends upon and encourages the development of the other. Together they form a tapestry of knowledge that surpasses what either field could ever accomplish alone. What is the future of mathematics? Can it ever hope to achieve the heights it once reached during the Golden Age of Mathematics? Motz and Weaver successfully illustrate how the torch of knowledge and discovery can be passed on to a new, brilliant generation of mathematicians
The universe : its beginning and end by Lloyd Motz( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constellations by Lloyd Motz( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the history, mythology, and science that make up the discipline of astronomy. Every constellation, from Andromeda to Virgo, is discussed and every important star, from Betelgeuse to Sirius, is explored
The concepts of science from Newton to Einstein by Lloyd Motz( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquering mathematics : from arithmetic to calculus by Lloyd Motz( Book )

9 editions published between 1191 and 1993 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have designed and written this book. not as a text nor for the professional mathematician. but for the general reader who is naturally attracted to mathematics as a great intellec tual challenge. and for the special reader whose work requires him to have a deeper understanding of mathematics than he acquired in school. Readers in the first group are drawn to mental recreational activities such as chess. bridge. and various types of puzzles. but they generally do not respond enthusiastically to mathematics because of their unhappy learning experiences with it during their school days. The readers in the secondgrouptum to mathematics as a necessity. but with painful resignation and considerable apprehension regarding their abilities to master the branch ofmathematics they need in their work. In either case. the fear of and revulsion to mathematics felt by these readers usually stem from their earlier frustrating encounters with it. vii viii PREFACE This book will show these readers that these fears, frustrations, and general antipathy are unwarranted, for, as stated, it is not a textbook full of long, boring proofs and hundreds of problems, rather it is an intellectual adventure, to be read with pleasure. It was written to be easily accessible and with concern for the mental tranquilityofthe reader who willexperience considerable fulfillment when he/she sees the simplicity of basic mathematics. The emphasis throughout this book is on the clear explanation of mathematical con cepts
The story of astronomy by Lloyd Motz( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the development of astronomy from early Greek stargazers to the ambitious pioneers: Brahe, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton - who braved persecution and ridicule to fight for a science that relied not on ancient authorities and scriptures, but on logic, math, and careful observation. As Motz and Weaver show, the fruits of this noble pursuit - the elegant, simple natural laws - opened our eyes to the elusive rotations of the heavenly bodies, and gave rise to classical physics, and, finally, the vigorous, thriving science of astronomy today. These engaging authors go on to depict the brilliant revolution in astronomy that shattered classical physics and transformed our concepts of time, space, and matter. Beginning with Einstein's theory of relativity, Motz and Weaver celebrate and savor the twentieth century's greatest advances in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, each of which have dramatically reshaped modern astronomy
The Rediscovery of the earth = (La riscoperta della terra) by Lloyd Motz( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfolding universe : a stellar journey by Lloyd Motz( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of astronomy, space, and atmospheric phenomena by David F Tver( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed to aid in the understanding of the general terms that are second nature to professional astronomers ... the definitions are simple and concise, but sufficiently detailed where necessary."--Pref. 16 tables in the appendix listing information on galaxies, nebulae, messier catalogue of interesting celestial objects, etc. Very selective
Seventh Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics by 1974, Dallas, Tex.) Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (7( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is astronomy by Lloyd Motz( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysics and stellar structure by Lloyd Motz( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the path of Venus by Lloyd Motz( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of man's understanding of the solar system by examining the contributions of astronomers through the ages whose curiosity was aroused by the planet Venus
A Festschrift for I.I. Rabi( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is outer space by Lloyd Motz( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping and vivid study, Lloyd Motz, a leading American astronomer, tells just what present-day scientific thought has to say about the universe
 
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The story of physics
Alternative Names
Lloyd Motz American astronomer

Lloyd Motz Amerikaans astronoom (1909-2004)

Lloyd Motz astrònom estatunidenc

Lloyd Motz astrónomo estadounidense

Motz, L.

Motz, Lloid 1910-

Motz, Lloyd

モッツ, L

Languages
English (219)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The story of mathematicsThe concepts of science from Newton to EinsteinConquering mathematics : from arithmetic to calculusThe story of astronomyThe unfolding universe : a stellar journey