Thirring, Walter E. 1927
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Works:  151 works in 712 publications in 6 languages and 10,269 library holdings 

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Roles:  Author, Editor, Creator, htt, Other, Honoree 
Classifications:  QC20, 530.15 
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Most widely held works about
Walter E Thirring
 The joy of discovery : great encounters along the way by Walter E Thirring( )
 Recent developments in mathematical physics : proceedings of the XXVI Int. Universitätswochen für Kernphysik, Schladming, Austria, February 1727, 1987 by Heinrich Mitter( Book )
 Oral history interview with Stanley Deser by S Deser( )
Most widely held works by
Walter E Thirring
A course in mathematical physics by
Walter E Thirring(
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124 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume combines the enlarged and corrected editions of both volumes on classical physics of Thirring's famous course in mathematical physics. With numerous examples and remarks accompanying the text, it is suitable as a textbook for students in physics, mathematics, and applied mathematics. The treatment of classical dynamical systems uses analysis on manifolds to provide the mathematical setting for discussions of Hamiltonian systems, canonical transformations, constants of motion, and pertubation theory. Problems discussed in considerable detail include: nonrelativistic motion of particles and systems, relativistic motion in electromagnetic and gravitational fields, and the structure of black holes. The treatment of classical fields uses the language of differenial geometry throughout, treating both Maxwell's and Einstein's equations in a compact and clear fashion. The book includes discussions of the electromagnetic field due to known charge distributions and in the presence of conductors as well as a new section on gauge theories. It discusses the solutions of the Einstein equations for maximally symmetric spaces and spaces with maximally symmetric submanifolds; it concludes by applying these results to the life and death of stars
124 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume combines the enlarged and corrected editions of both volumes on classical physics of Thirring's famous course in mathematical physics. With numerous examples and remarks accompanying the text, it is suitable as a textbook for students in physics, mathematics, and applied mathematics. The treatment of classical dynamical systems uses analysis on manifolds to provide the mathematical setting for discussions of Hamiltonian systems, canonical transformations, constants of motion, and pertubation theory. Problems discussed in considerable detail include: nonrelativistic motion of particles and systems, relativistic motion in electromagnetic and gravitational fields, and the structure of black holes. The treatment of classical fields uses the language of differenial geometry throughout, treating both Maxwell's and Einstein's equations in a compact and clear fashion. The book includes discussions of the electromagnetic field due to known charge distributions and in the presence of conductors as well as a new section on gauge theories. It discusses the solutions of the Einstein equations for maximally symmetric spaces and spaces with maximally symmetric submanifolds; it concludes by applying these results to the life and death of stars
The stability of matter : from atoms to stars : selecta of Elliott H. Lieb by
Elliott H Lieb(
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56 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publications of Elliot H. Lieb
56 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publications of Elliot H. Lieb
Cosmic impressions : traces of God in the laws of nature by
Walter E Thirring(
)
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Thirring is an internationally renowned scientist who took part in and worked among those involved in many of the scientific developments of the twentieth century. His book, about the knowledge of the world as illuminated by twentieth century science, was originally published in German. This is the first English translation and is a book that is easily accessible to readers of popular science books and magazines. Professor Thirring starts with cosmology as he examines scientific questions and theories concerning the intricacy of nature and the universe. He branches into an exposi
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Thirring is an internationally renowned scientist who took part in and worked among those involved in many of the scientific developments of the twentieth century. His book, about the knowledge of the world as illuminated by twentieth century science, was originally published in German. This is the first English translation and is a book that is easily accessible to readers of popular science books and magazines. Professor Thirring starts with cosmology as he examines scientific questions and theories concerning the intricacy of nature and the universe. He branches into an exposi
Principles of quantum electrodynamics by
Walter E Thirring(
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38 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of Quantum Electrodynamics concentrates on one of the best understood parts of quantum field theory, quantum electrodynamics. It emphasizes the physical basis of the theory and avoids purely mathematical details. For this reason, the book should not be taken as a handbook of field theory, but rather as a compendium of the most characteristic and interesting results which have been obtained up to now. The book is organized into four parts. Part I develops the general mathematical framework, covering units and orders of magnitude, classical electrodynamics, and the general formalism o
38 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of Quantum Electrodynamics concentrates on one of the best understood parts of quantum field theory, quantum electrodynamics. It emphasizes the physical basis of the theory and avoids purely mathematical details. For this reason, the book should not be taken as a handbook of field theory, but rather as a compendium of the most characteristic and interesting results which have been obtained up to now. The book is organized into four parts. Part I develops the general mathematical framework, covering units and orders of magnitude, classical electrodynamics, and the general formalism o
Elementary quantum field theory by
Ernest M Henley(
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17 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Boltzmann equation: theory and applications by International Symposium 100 Years Boltzmann Equation(
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24 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rigorous methods in particle physics by
S Ciulli(
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12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book addresses three major topics in mathematical physics: 1. recent rigorous results in potential theory with appli cations in particle physics, 2. analyticity in quantum field theory and its applica tions, and 3. fundamentals and applications of the inverse problem. In addition, the book contains some contributions on questions of general interest in quantum field theory such as nonperturbative solutions of quantum chromodynamics, bifurcation theory applied to chiral symmetry, as well as exactly soluable models. The volume closes with a brief review of geometric approaches to particle physics and a phenomenological discussion of Higgs interactions
12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book addresses three major topics in mathematical physics: 1. recent rigorous results in potential theory with appli cations in particle physics, 2. analyticity in quantum field theory and its applica tions, and 3. fundamentals and applications of the inverse problem. In addition, the book contains some contributions on questions of general interest in quantum field theory such as nonperturbative solutions of quantum chromodynamics, bifurcation theory applied to chiral symmetry, as well as exactly soluable models. The volume closes with a brief review of geometric approaches to particle physics and a phenomenological discussion of Higgs interactions
The Schrödinger equation : [proceedings of the International Symposium "50 Years Schrödinger Equation" in Vienna, 10th12th
June, 1976] by
Walter E Thirring(
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18 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Schrodinger equation a small symposium was organized in Vienna. It had mainly retrospective character, where after an appreciation of Schrodinger's scientific achievements the results were collected which one could extract from his equation. Of course not all the developments which originated in Schrodingers dis coveries could be included. Instead, it was attempted to present a review of the established predictions which follow directly from his equation. Despite the 50 years of its existence there are always new results of this sort being found, especially because the necessary mathe matical methods are being developed and become known to the physicists slowly only now . I want to take the opportunity here to thank the lecturers for their efforts which they put into their excellent talks and their written versions. With their help this volume should become a useful document on the current mathematical art in the treatment of the Schrodinger equation. Finally it is my pleasant obligation to thank the Bundesministerium fUr Wissenschaft und Forschung and the Kulturamt der Gemeinde Wien for their financial support which made it possible to honor one of the great Austrian scientists
18 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Schrodinger equation a small symposium was organized in Vienna. It had mainly retrospective character, where after an appreciation of Schrodinger's scientific achievements the results were collected which one could extract from his equation. Of course not all the developments which originated in Schrodingers dis coveries could be included. Instead, it was attempted to present a review of the established predictions which follow directly from his equation. Despite the 50 years of its existence there are always new results of this sort being found, especially because the necessary mathe matical methods are being developed and become known to the physicists slowly only now . I want to take the opportunity here to thank the lecturers for their efforts which they put into their excellent talks and their written versions. With their help this volume should become a useful document on the current mathematical art in the treatment of the Schrodinger equation. Finally it is my pleasant obligation to thank the Bundesministerium fUr Wissenschaft und Forschung and the Kulturamt der Gemeinde Wien for their financial support which made it possible to honor one of the great Austrian scientists
Quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules by
Walter E Thirring(
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16 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in German and English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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16 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in German and English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Lehrbuch der mathematischen Physik by
Walter E Thirring(
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16 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum mechanics of large systems by
Walter E Thirring(
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12 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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12 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Classical dynamical systems by
Walter E Thirring(
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17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A course in mathematical physics by
Walter E Thirring(
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)
21 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This textbook presents mathematical physics in its chronological order. It originated in a foursemester course I offered to both mathematicians and physicists, who were only required to have taken the conventional intro ductory courses. In order to be able to cover a suitable amount of advanced materil;ll for graduate students, it was necessary to make a careful selection of topics. I decided to cover only those subjects in which one can work from the basic laws to derive physically relevant results with full mathematical rigor. Models which are not based on realistic physical laws can at most serve as illustrations of mathematical theorems, and theories whose pre dictions are only related to the basic principles through some uncontrollable approximation have been omitted. The complete course comprises the following onesemester lecture series: I. Classical Dynamical Systems II. Classical Field Theory III. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules IV. Quantum Mechanics of Large Systems Unfortunately, some important branches of physics, such as the rela tivistic quantum theory, have not yet matured from the stage of rules for calculations to mathematically well understood disciplines, and are there fore not taken up. The above selection does not imply any value judgment, but only attempts to be logically and didactically consistent. General mathematical knowledge is assumed, at the level of a beginning graduate student or advanced undergraduate majoring in physics or mathe matics
21 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This textbook presents mathematical physics in its chronological order. It originated in a foursemester course I offered to both mathematicians and physicists, who were only required to have taken the conventional intro ductory courses. In order to be able to cover a suitable amount of advanced materil;ll for graduate students, it was necessary to make a careful selection of topics. I decided to cover only those subjects in which one can work from the basic laws to derive physically relevant results with full mathematical rigor. Models which are not based on realistic physical laws can at most serve as illustrations of mathematical theorems, and theories whose pre dictions are only related to the basic principles through some uncontrollable approximation have been omitted. The complete course comprises the following onesemester lecture series: I. Classical Dynamical Systems II. Classical Field Theory III. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules IV. Quantum Mechanics of Large Systems Unfortunately, some important branches of physics, such as the rela tivistic quantum theory, have not yet matured from the stage of rules for calculations to mathematically well understood disciplines, and are there fore not taken up. The above selection does not imply any value judgment, but only attempts to be logically and didactically consistent. General mathematical knowledge is assumed, at the level of a beginning graduate student or advanced undergraduate majoring in physics or mathe matics
Klassische dynamische Systeme by
Walter E Thirring(
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3 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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3 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Selected papers of Walter E. Thirring with commentaries by
Walter E Thirring(
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7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A course in mathematical physics by
Walter E Thirring(
)
13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this final volume I have tried to present the subject of statistical mechanics in accordance with the basic principles of the series. The effort again entailed following Gustav Mahler's maxim, "Tradition = Schlamperei" (i.e., filth) and clearing away a large portion of this traditionladen area. The result is a book with little in common with most other books on the subject. The ordinary perturbationtheoretic calculations are not very useful in this field. Those methods have never led to propositions of much substance. Even when perturbation series, which for the most part never converge, can be given some asymptotic meaning, it cannot be determined how close the nth order approximation comes to the exact result. Since analytic solutions of nontrivial problems are beyond human capabilities, for better or worse we must settle for sharp bounds on the quantities of interest, and can at most strive to make the degree of accuracy satisfactory
13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this final volume I have tried to present the subject of statistical mechanics in accordance with the basic principles of the series. The effort again entailed following Gustav Mahler's maxim, "Tradition = Schlamperei" (i.e., filth) and clearing away a large portion of this traditionladen area. The result is a book with little in common with most other books on the subject. The ordinary perturbationtheoretic calculations are not very useful in this field. Those methods have never led to propositions of much substance. Even when perturbation series, which for the most part never converge, can be given some asymptotic meaning, it cannot be determined how close the nth order approximation comes to the exact result. Since analytic solutions of nontrivial problems are beyond human capabilities, for better or worse we must settle for sharp bounds on the quantities of interest, and can at most strive to make the degree of accuracy satisfactory
A Course in mathematical physic by
Walter E Thirring(
)
20 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third volume of W. Thirring's famous textbook on mathematical physics is devoted to quantum mechanics and especially to its applications to atomic systems. The author builds the theory on an axiomatic basis and uses the functional analysis of unbounded operators to bridge the gap to physics and its experiments. Mathematics is shown to explain the axioms in depth and to provide the right tool for testing numerical data in experiments. The topics covered are Hilbert spaces, the theory of unbounded operators, scattering theory, atoms and molecules
20 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third volume of W. Thirring's famous textbook on mathematical physics is devoted to quantum mechanics and especially to its applications to atomic systems. The author builds the theory on an axiomatic basis and uses the functional analysis of unbounded operators to bridge the gap to physics and its experiments. Mathematics is shown to explain the axioms in depth and to provide the right tool for testing numerical data in experiments. The topics covered are Hilbert spaces, the theory of unbounded operators, scattering theory, atoms and molecules
Lehrbuch der mathematischen Physik by
Walter E Thirring(
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14 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in German and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in German and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical field theory by
Walter E Thirring(
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7 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Boltzmann Equation : Theory and Applications by
E. G. D Cohen(
)
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In,1872, Boltzmann published a paper which for the first time provided a precise mathematical basis for a discussion of the approach to equilibrium. The paper dealt with the approach to equilibrium of a dilute gas and was based on an equation  the Boltzmann equation, as we call it now  for the velocity distribution function of such ~ gas. The Boltzmann equation still forms the basis of the kinetic theory of gases and has proved fruitful not only for the classical gases Boltzmann had in mind, but als if properly generalized  for the electron gas in a solid and the excitation gas in a superfluid. Therefore it was felt by many of us that the Boltzmann equation was of sufficient interest, even today, to warrant a meeting, in which a review of its present status would be undertaken. Since Boltzmann had spent a good part of his life in Vienna, this city seemed to be a natural setting for such a meeting. The first day was devoted to historical lectures, since it was generally felt that apart from their general interest, they would furnish a good introduction to the subsequent scientific sessions. We are very much indebted to Dr. D
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In,1872, Boltzmann published a paper which for the first time provided a precise mathematical basis for a discussion of the approach to equilibrium. The paper dealt with the approach to equilibrium of a dilute gas and was based on an equation  the Boltzmann equation, as we call it now  for the velocity distribution function of such ~ gas. The Boltzmann equation still forms the basis of the kinetic theory of gases and has proved fruitful not only for the classical gases Boltzmann had in mind, but als if properly generalized  for the electron gas in a solid and the excitation gas in a superfluid. Therefore it was felt by many of us that the Boltzmann equation was of sufficient interest, even today, to warrant a meeting, in which a review of its present status would be undertaken. Since Boltzmann had spent a good part of his life in Vienna, this city seemed to be a natural setting for such a meeting. The first day was devoted to historical lectures, since it was generally felt that apart from their general interest, they would furnish a good introduction to the subsequent scientific sessions. We are very much indebted to Dr. D
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