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Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst) 1907-1995

Works: 186 works in 770 publications in 11 languages and 11,048 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Creator
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Quantum theory of solids by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

82 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book develops the subject from the basic principles of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a single statement of the ideas underlying the various approximations that have to be used and care is taken to separate sound arguments from conjecture."--Book cover
The laws of nature by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

62 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in 8 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Výklad hlavních zákonitostí procesů neživé hmoty s přehledem současných vědomostí o její stavbě, zpracovaný pro nejširší veřejnost, takže matematický aparát je omezen na minimum
Surprises in theoretical physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bethe-Peierls correspondence by Hans A Bethe( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The brave men who fearlessly climb the harsh mountains -- 2. Kellnerinnen - a slight amount of respectability into the theory -- 3. The Birmingham-Cornell pipeline -- 4. Physics: not a young person's pasttime
Atomic histories by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More surprises in theoretical physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and problems of theoretical physics. In honour of R.E. Peierls by J. E Bowcock( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected scientific papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls : with commentary by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of the major scientific papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls (1907-95), including the Peierls-Frisch Memoranda of 1940 on the feasibility, and the predicted human effects, of an atomic bomb made of uranium-235. His papers range widely in topic. They include much on the fundamentals of solid state physics, the thermal and electric conductivity of materials as a function of temperature T (especially T→0), the interpretation of the de Haas-van Alphen effect observed for a metal in a magnetic field, and the basics of transport theory. Many are on problems in statistical mechanics, including his constructive paper demonstrating the existence of a phase transition for Ising's model for a two-dimensional ferromagnet. In nuclear physics, they include the first calculations (with Bethe) on the photo-disintegration of the deuteron (made in response to a challenge by Chadwick), the Kapur-Peierls theory of resonance phenomena in nuclear reactions, the Bohr-Peierls-Placzek continuum model for complex nuclei (which first explained the narrow resonances observed for low energy neutrons incident on very heavy nuclei), and the Peierls-Thouless variational approach to collective phenomena in nuclei. Several of Peierls's wartime papers, now declassified, are here published for the first time. Brief commentaries on most of the papers in this book were added by Peierls, to indicate subsequent developments and their relationship with other work, or to correct errors found later on. A complete bibliography of his writings is given as an appendix
Atomic energy by J. L Crammer( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1959 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear physics : (1929-1952) by Niels Bohr( )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

``Nuclear Physics'' deals with Bohr's work on nuclear physics which began in the pre-1932 days with his thinking deeply, but inconclusively about the seeming contradictions then presented by the evidence about the nucleus. In 1936, Bohr recognised and described the insights provided by neutron scattering experiments; the excitement of this new understanding and its extension and consolidation occupied much of the subsequent years. In 1939, he was again first in understanding the essential features of the newly discovered phenomenon of fission, applying successfully the point of view of nuclear reactions which he had developed over the past three years. Later, in 1949-50, he was impressed by the success of the nuclear shell model, which on the face of it seemed hard to reconcile with the picture of the closely interacting nucleons which he had pioneered in 1936. Bohr put much effort into clarifying this paradox
Sur une forme plus restrictive des relations d'incertitude d'après mm. Landau et Peierls by Louis de Broglie( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Wellenmechanik by Louis de Broglie( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perspective of physics : selections from 'Comments on modern physics'. Vol. 2 : 1977 by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Course of theoretical physics by L. D Landau( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Naturgesetze : der Bau der Materie und seine Gesetzmäßigkeit by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in German and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perspective of physics : selections from 1976 Comments on Modern Physics( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird of passage : recollections of a physicist by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de Britse natuurkundige van Duitse origine
Selected papers by I. E Tamm( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I.E. Tamm is one of the great figures of 20th century physics and the mentor of the late A.D. Sakharov. Together with I.M. Frank, he received the Nobel Prize in 1958 for the explanation of the Cherenkov effect. This book contains a commented selection of his most important contributions to the physical literature and essays on his contemporaries - Mandelstam, Einstein, Landau, and Bohr - as well as his contributions to Pugwash conferences. About a third of the selections originally appeared in Russian and are, to our knowledge, for the first time now available to Western readers. This volume includes a preface by Sir Rudolf Peierls, a biography compiled by Tamm's former students, V. Ya. Frenkel and B.M. Bolotovskii, and a complete bibliography
Las leyes de la naturaleza : seminario de problemas científicos y filosóficos by Rudolf E Peierls( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Surprises in theoretical physics
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Surprises in theoretical physicsThe Bethe-Peierls correspondenceAtomic historiesMore surprises in theoretical physicsSelected scientific papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls : with commentaryNuclear physics : (1929-1952)