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Greiner, Walter 1935-

Works: 177 works in 1,281 publications in 4 languages and 17,834 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: QC19.3, 530.12 S
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Most widely held works about Walter Greiner
Most widely held works by Walter Greiner
Quantum mechanics : an introduction by Walter Greiner( Book )

70 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantum Mechanics - An Introduction lays the foundations for the rest of the course on quantum mechanics, advanced quantum mechanics, and field theory. Starting from black-body radiation, the photoelectric effect, and wave-particle duality, Greiner goes on to discuss the uncertainty relations, spin, and many-body systems; he includes applications to the hydrogen atom and the Stern-Gerlach and Einstein-de Haas experiments. The mathematics of representation theory, S matrices, perturbation theory, eigenvalue problems, and hypergeometric differential equations are presented in detail, with 88 fully and carefully worked examples and exercises to consolidate the material. The text starts with the historical and phenomenological background and then carefully builds up the wave mechanical treatment of matter. This fourth edition includes improved explanatory remarks, a total of 88 fully worked examples, and more exercises"--Publisher description
Field quantization by Walter Greiner( Book )

115 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical physics has become a many-faceted science. For the young stu dent it is difficult enough to cope with the overwhelming amount of new scientific material that has to be learned, let alone obtain an overview of the entire field, which ranges from mechanics through electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, field theory, nuclear and heavy-ion science, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and solid-state theory to elementary-particle physics. And this knowledge should be acquired in just 8-10 semesters, during which, in addition, a Diploma or Master's thesis has to be worked on or examinations prepared for. All this can be achieved only if the university teachers help to introduce the student to the new disciplines as early on as possible, in order to create interest and excitement that in turn set free essential new energy. At the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt we therefore con front the student with theoretical physics immediately, in the first semester. Theoretical Mechanics I and II, Electrodynamics, and Quantum Mechanics I - An Introduction are the basic courses during the first two years. These lectures are supplemented with many mathematical explanations and much support material. After the fourth semester of studies, graduate work begins, and Quantum Mechanics II - Symmetries, Statistical Mechanics and Ther modynamics, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Electrodynamics, the Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions, and Quantum Chromo dynamics are obligatory
Relativistic quantum mechanics : wave equations by Walter Greiner( Book )

53 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics - Wave Equations concentrates mainly on the wave equations for spin-0 and spin-1/2 particles. The first chapter deals with the Klein-Gordon equation and its properties and applications. The chapters that follow introduce the Dirac equation, investigate its covariance properties, and present various approaches to obtaining solutions. Numerous applications are discussed in detail, including the two-centre Dirac equation, hole theory, CPT symmetry, Klein's paradox, and relativistic symmetry principles. Relativistic wave equations for higher spin (Proca, Rarita-Schwinger, and Bargmann-Wigner) are also presented. The extensive presentation of the mathematical tools and the 62 worked examples and problems make this a unique text for an advanced quantum mechanics course. This third edition has been slightly revised to bring the text up-to-date
Nuclear theory by Judah M Eisenberg( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum chromodynamics by Walter Greiner( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to perturbative and nonperturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has worked exercises for students of theoretical physics. In the more advanced chapters, perturbative and nonperturbative techniques in state-of-the-art QCD are discussed in great detail
Quantum electrodynamics by Walter Greiner( Book )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subsequently, a large number of scattering and radiation progresses involving electrons, positrons, and photons are introduced and their theoretical treatment is presented in great detail. Higher-order processes and renormalization are also included as is the quantum electrodynamics of strong fields. The book concludes with a discussion of two-particle states and the interaction of spinless bosons."--Cover
Gauge theory of weak interactions by Walter Greiner( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions treats the unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions and considers related phenomena. First, the Fermi theory of beta decay is presented, followed by a discussion of parity violation, which clarifies the importance of symmetries. Then the concept of a spontaneously broken gauge theory is introduced, and all the necessary mathematical tools are carefully developed. The "standard model" of unified electroweak interactions is thoroughly discussed, including current developments. The final chapter contains an introduction to unified theories of strong and electroweak interactions. Numerous solved examples and problems make this volume uniquely suited as a text for an advanced course." "This third edition has been carefully revised."--Jacket
Quantum mechanics by Walter Greiner( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a generation of Gennan-speaking students around the world have worked their way to an understanding and appreciation of the power and beauty of modem theoretical physics - with mathematics, the most fundamental of sciences - using Waiter Greiner's textbooks as their guide. The idea of developing a coherent, complete presentation of an entire field of science in a series of closely related textbooks is not a new one. Many older physicists remember with real pleasure their sense of adventure and discovery as they worked their ways through the classic series by Sommerfeld, by Planck and by Landau and Lifshitz. From the students' viewpoint, there are a great many obvious advantages to be gained through use of consistent notation, logical ordering of topics and coherence of presentation; beyond this, the complete coverage of the science provides a unique opportunity for the author to convey his personal enthusiasm and love for his subject. The present five volume set, Theoretical Physics, is in fact only that part of the complete set of textbooks developed by Greiner and his students that presents the quantum theory. I have long urged him to make the remaining volumes on classical mechanics and dynamics, on electromagnetism, on nuclear and particle physics, and on special topics available to an English-speaking audience as well, and we can hope for these companion volumes covering all of theoretical physics some time in the future
Quantum electrodynamics of strong fields : with an introduction into modern relativistic quantum mechanics by Walter Greiner( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamental goal of physics is an understanding of the forces of nature in their simplest and most general terms. Yet there is much more involved than just a basic set of equations which eventually has to be solved when applied to specific problems. We have learned in recent years that the structure of the ground state of field theories (with which we are generally concerned) plays an equally funda mental role as the equations of motion themselves. Heisenberg was probably the first to recognize that the ground state, the vacuum, could acquire certain prop erties (quantum numbers) when he devised a theory of ferromagnetism. Since then, many more such examples are known in solid state physics, e. g. supercon ductivity, superfluidity, in fact all problems concerned with phase transitions of many-body systems, which are often summarized under the name synergetics. Inspired by the experimental observation that also fundamental symmetries, such as parity or chiral symmetry, may be violated in nature, it has become wide ly accepted that the same field theory may be based on different vacua. Practical ly all these different field phases have the status of more or less hypothetical models, not (yet) directly accessible to experiments. There is one magnificent ex ception and this is the change of the ground state (vacuum) of the electron-posi tron field in superstrong electric fields
Classical mechanics : point particles and relativity by Walter Greiner( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The series of texts on Classical Theoretical Physics is based on the highly successful series of courses given by Walter Greiner at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, the volumes in the series provide not only a complete survey of classical theoretical physics but also an enormous number of worked examples and problems to show students clearly how to apply the abstract principles to realistic problems"--Publisher description
Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics by Walter Greiner( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics covers: Thermodynamics - basic definitions of thermodynamics, equilibrium, state variables - the first and second laws - phase transitions and chemical reactions - thermodynamic potentials Statistical Mechanics - statistics of microscopic states and connection to the entropy - the microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles - applications of Boltzmann statistics Quantum Statistics - the density operator - many-particle wave functions - ideal quantum systems - the ideal Bose gas and applications to blackbody radiation, Kirchhoff's law, and lattice vibrations - the ideal Fermi gas and applications to condensed-matter physics, astrophysics, and nuclear physics - relativistic Bose and Fermi gases and applications to particle
Nuclear models by Walter Greiner( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Classical electrodynamics by Walter Greiner( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The series of texts on Classical Theoretical Physics is based on the highly successful series of courses given by Walter Greiner at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, the volumes in the series provide not only a complete survey of classical theoretical physics but also an enormous number of worked examples and problem to show students clearly how to apply the abstract principles to realistic problems"--Publisher description
Quantum mechanics by Walter Greiner( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantum Mechanics - Special Chapters is an important additional course for third-year students. Starting with the quantization of a free electromagnetic field and its interaction with matter, it discusses second quantization and interacting quantum fields. After a sketch of renormalization problems and a general treatment of nonrelativistic quantum field theory, these methods are applied to problems from solid-state physics and plasma physics: the quantum gas, superfluidity, plasmons, and photons. The book concludes with an introduction to quantum statistics, the structure of atoms and molecules, and the basic ideas behind quantum mechanics as formulated by Feynman path integrals. 75 carefully and fully worked examples and problems consolidate the material."--Jacket
Klassische Elektrodynamik by Walter Greiner( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of nuclear properties by D. N Poenaru( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of strong fields by Walter Greiner( Book )

16 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The NATO Advanced Study Institute on Physios of St~ong Fields was held at Maratea/Italy from 1-14 June, 1986. The school was devoted to the advances, theoretical and experimental, in physics of strong fields made during the past five years. The topic of the first week was almost exclusively quantum electrodynamics, with dis cussions of symmetry breaking in the ground state, of the physics of strong fields in heavy ion collisions and of precision tests of perturba tive quantum electrodynamics. The famous positron lines found at GSI (Darmstadt) and the related question "new particle versus vacuum decay"--(yes or no or both) - constituted the center of experimental advances. This was followed in the second week by the presentation of a broad range of other areas where strong fields occur, reaching from nuclear physics over quantum chromodynamics to gravitation theory and astrophysics. We were fortunate to be able to calIon a body of lecturers who not only made considerable personal contributions to this research but who are also noted for their lecturing skills. Their enthusiasm and dedication for their work was readily transmitted to the students resulting in a very suc cessful school
Channeling and radiation in periodically bent crystals by Andrey V Korol( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of coherent radiation sources for sub-angstrom wavelengths - i.e. in the hard X-ray and gamma-ray range - is a challenging goal of modern physics. The availability of such sources will have many applications in basic science, technology and medicine, and, in particular, they may have a revolutionary impact on nuclear and solid state physics, as well as on the life sciences. The present state-of-the-art lasers are capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation from the infrared to the ultraviolet, while free electron lasers (X-FELs) are now entering the soft X-ray region. Moving further, i.e. into the hard X and/or gamma ray band, however, is not possible without new approaches and technologies. In this book we introduce and discuss one such novel approach -the radiation formed in a Crystalline Undulator - whereby electromagnetic radiation is generated by a bunch of ultra-relativistic particles channeling through a periodically bent crystalline structure. Under certain conditions, such a device can emit intensive spontaneous monochromatic radiation and even reach the coherence of laser light sources. Readers will be presented with the underlying fundamental physics and be familiarized with the theoretical, experimental and technological advances made during the last one and a half decades in exploring the various features of investigations into crystalline undulators. This research draws upon knowledge from many research fields - such as materials science, beam physics, the physics of radiation, solid state physics and acoustics, to name but a few. Accordingly, much care has been taken by the authors to make the book as self-contained as possible in this respect, so as to also provide a useful introduction to this emerging field to a broad readership of researchers and scientist with various backgrounds
Nuclear physics : present and future by Walter Greiner( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-of-the-art survey of topics in nuclear physics by leading practitioners in the field. Major foci are superheavy nuclei and neutron-rich exotic nuclei. In addition new developments in nuclear fission and nuclear cluster decay are shown. Finally developments in relativistic heavy ion collisions and the physics of supercritical fields are detailed
Exciting interdisciplinary physics : quarks and gluons, atomic nuclei, relativity and cosmology, biological systems by Walter Greiner( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear physics is an exciting, broadly faceted field. It spans a wide range of topics, reaching from nuclear structure physics to high-energy physics, astrophysics and medical physics (heavy ion tumor therapy). New developments are presented in this volume and the status of research is reviewed. A major focus is put on nuclear structure physics, dealing with superheavy elements and with various forms of exotic nuclei: strange nuclei, very neutron rich nuclei, nuclei of antimatter. Also quantum electrodynamics of strong fields is addressed, which is linked to the occurrence of giant nuclear systems in, e.g., U+U collisions. At high energies nuclear physics joins with elementary particle physics. Various chapters address the theory of elementary matter at high densities and temperature, in particular the quark gluon plasma which is predicted by quantum chromodynamics (QCD) to occur in high-energy heavy ion collisions. In the field of nuclear astrophysics, the properties of neutron stars and quark stars are discussed. A topic which transcends nuclear physics is discussed in two chapters: The proposed pseudocomplex extension of Einstein's General Relativity leads to the prediction that there are no black holes and that big bang cosmology has to be revised. Finally, the interdisciplinary nature of this volume is further accentuated by chapters on protein folding and on magnetoreception in birds and many other animals
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Alternative Names
Grajner, V.

Greiner, W.

Greiner, W. 1935-

Greiner, W. (Walter)

Greiner, W. (Walter), 1935-

Greiner, Walter

Gurainā, W. 1935-

W. Gu lai na 1935-

W.-Gulaina 1935-

Wa er te Gu lai na 1935-

Wa'erte-Gulaina 1935-

Walter Greiner Duits natuurkundige

Walter Greiner German physicist

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グライナー, W.

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Field quantizationRelativistic quantum mechanics : wave equationsNuclear theoryQuantum chromodynamicsQuantum electrodynamicsGauge theory of weak interactionsQuantum mechanicsClassical mechanics : point particles and relativity