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

Works: 234 works in 818 publications in 9 languages and 11,702 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  History  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, htt, Translator, Creator
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Quantum theory of solids by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

95 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,264 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 )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bethe-Peierls correspondence by Hans A Bethe( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the correspondence between Hans Bethe and Rudolf Peierls, two first-rate scientists who made important contributions to 20th century physics. The document collection is of great significance for our understanding of 20th century physics, but it also illustrates many interesting political and social aspects such as the life of émigré scientists from Nazi-Germany on both sides of the Atlantic and the political activities of nuclear scientists after the development of the atomic bomb. Furthermore, the letters exchanged between Bethe and Peierls facilitate the appreciation of information transfer between Europe and the US and they shed light on mechanisms of higher education and academic research. Spanning almost seven decades, this almost uninterrupted correspondence is a unique source of 20th century history
Surprises in theoretical physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic histories by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 474 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 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 159 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 )

6 editions published between 1950 and 1959 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 96 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
Zakoni narave by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perspective of physics : selections from 1976 Comments on Modern Physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur une forme plus restrictive des relations d'incertitude d'après mm. Landau et Peierls by Louis de Broglie( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Wellenmechanik by Louis de Broglie( Book )

7 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in German and held by 66 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 64 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de Britse natuurkundige van Duitse origine
Course of theoretical physics by L. D Landau( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers by I. E Tamm( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 49 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 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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