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Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams) 1882-1961

Overview
Works: 237 works in 995 publications in 5 languages and 11,692 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC6, 530.1
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The logic of modern physics by P. W Bridgman( Book )

92 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way things are by P. W Bridgman( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and German and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An individual assessment of the nature of experience and the world as man knows it, by the Nobel prize-winning physicist
A sophisticate's primer of relativity by P. W Bridgman( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensional analysis by P. W Bridgman( Book )

97 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of physical theory by P. W Bridgman( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections of a physicist by P. W Bridgman( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of thermodynamics by P. W Bridgman( Book )

51 editions published between 1940 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics of high pressure by P. W Bridgman( Book )

54 editions published between 1931 and 1970 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thermodynamics of electrical phenomena in metals, and A condensed collection of thermodynamic formulas by P. W Bridgman( Book )

21 editions published between 1925 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in large plastic flow and fracture with special emphasis on the effects of hydrostatic pressure by P. W Bridgman( Book )

30 editions published between 1952 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected experimental papers by P. W Bridgman( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of some of our physical concepts by P. W Bridgman( Book )

13 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intelligent individual and society by P. W Bridgman( Book )

19 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is something in this book to interest every literate person and, says one critic who read the manuscript, "something to offend everybody--the rugged individualists, the liberals, the collectivists"--which means that it is an intensely vital book. Professor Bridgman begins by admitting that he says "out loud all sorts of things that are perfectly obvious to anyone, but which anyone with a ghost of sense or of social instinct knows enough to keep to himself." His great desire is to lead an intelligently ordered life, and it seems to him that this longing is one of the fundamental drives of human beings. He writes: "The intelligently ordered life is for me first of all a life in which the relations, consequences and implications of the drives that make me go are apprehended with complete vividness--a life in which the fundamental drives are served with all possible intelligence, in which the bearing of every action on my fundamental purposes is apprehended with the greatest vividness, and every action is deliberately so chosen as to further this end with the greatest possible efficiency." But he says he falls far short of this ideal. "I am not able to answer any question with regard to my life, whether concerning fact or motive or chance of success, with even an approach to that clearness and completeness which I demand with regard to my scientific activities." He sees the greatest need for the application of intelligence in the solution of social problems. He is convinced that the situations in physics and society today are practically identical, that in the social sciences, as in physics, the old ways of thinking are inadequate, and that social concepts must be revised in the face of altered circumstances as the physicists have learned to revise their concepts. Detailed application of methods similar to those successfully employed by physics shows the utter inadequacy of the conventional understanding of our mental machinery, as involved in our relations to the external world, the verbalizing in terms of which we do most of our thinking, and the relation of the individual to his fellows. In the light of an analysis of mental possibilities and limitations, he takes up and presents in a new aspect such ideas as those of duty, freedom, "rights, " morality, justice, race survival, service, idealism; and discusses from a fresh viewpoint such questions as the use of physical force, the way to social reform, the future of education"--Jaquette (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
The thermodynamics of electrical phenomena in metals by P. W Bridgman( Book )

10 editions published between 1934 and 1961 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A condensed collection of thermodynamic formulas by P. W Bridgman( Book )

9 editions published in 1925 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics of high pressure. New impressions with supplement by P. W Bridgman( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 1958 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and the modern mind; a symposium by American Academy of Arts and Sciences( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writings of Percy Williams Bridgman by P. W Bridgman( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected experimental papers by P. W Bridgman( Book )

18 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected experimental papers by P. W Bridgman( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The logic of modern physics
Alternative Names
Bridgman, P. W.

Bridgman, P. W. 1882-1961

Bridgman, Percy W.

Bridgman, Percy Williams

Bridgman, Percy Williams 1882-1961

Bridgman, Perry Williams 1882-1961

Brijmen Persi Uilyame

Percy Bridgman

Percy W. Bridgman amerikansk fysiker

Percy Williams Bridgman Amerikaans natuurkundige

Percy Williams Bridgman amerikansk fysikar

Percy Williams Bridgman amerikansk fysiker

Percy Williams Bridgman amerykański fizyk, noblista

Percy Williams Bridgman fisico statunitense

Percy Williams Bridgman physicien américain

Percy Williams Bridgman US-amerikanischer Physiker, Nobelpreisträger

Persi Bricmen

Persijs Viljamss Bridžmens amerikāņu fiziķis, Nobela prēmijas laureāts

Williams Bridgman, Percy 1882-1961

Πέρσι Γουίλλιαμς Μπρίντγκμαν

Перси Бриджмен

Перси Вилијамс Бриџмен американски физичар

Перси Уильямс Бриджмен

Персі Бріджмен

Персі Уільямс Брыджмен

Пърси Уилямс Бриджман

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פרסי ברידג'מן

برجمان، بيرسي وليامز، 1882-1961

بيرسي ويليامز بريجمان

پرسی برجمین

پرسی ولیم برج مین

پرسی ویلیام بریجمن فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

پێرسی ویلیامز بریجمان

پەرجی وللامس بردگمان

पर्सी दबल्यु बृजम्यान

पर्सी ब्रिजमन

पर्सी विलियम्स ब्रिजमन

पर्सी विल्यम्स ब्रिजमन भौतिकशास्त्रातील नोबेल पारितोषिकविजेता शास्त्रज्ञ.

পার্সি উইলিয়াম্‌স ব্রিজম্যান

퍼시 윌리엄스 브리지먼

パーシー・ブリッジマン

ブリッジマン, P. W

珀西·布里奇曼

Languages
English (613)

Italian (19)

German (16)

Spanish (8)

Japanese (7)

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A sophisticate's primer of relativityDimensional analysisReflections of a physicist