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Newton, Roger G.

Works: 51 works in 331 publications in 6 languages and 14,580 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: B824.6, 530
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Most widely held works about Roger G Newton
Most widely held works by Roger G Newton
Galileo's pendulum : from the rhythm of time to the making of matter by Roger G Newton( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored at Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the seventeen-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead and remarked to his great surprise, that the lamp took as many beats to complete an arc when hardly moving as when it was swinging widely. Galileo's Pendulum tells the story of what this observation meant, and of its profound consequences for science and technology
From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physics by Roger G Newton( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"SCIENCE is about 6,000 years old, while physics emerged as a distinct branch some 2,500 years ago. As scientists discovered virtually countless facts about the world during this great span of time, the manner in which they explained the underlying structure of that world underwent a philosophical evolution. From Clockwork to Crapshoot provides the perspective needed to understand contemporary developments in physics in relation to philosophical traditions as far back as ancient Greece."--Jacket
How physics confronts reality : Einstein was correct, but Bohr won the game by Roger G Newton( )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book recalls, for nonscientific readers, the history of quantum mechanics, the main points of its interpretation, and Einstein's objections to it, together with the responses engendered by his arguments. We point out that most popular discussions of the strange aspects of quantum mechanics ignore the fundamental fact that Einstein was correct in his insistence that the theory does not directly describe reality. While that fact does not remove these counterintuitive features, it casts them into a different light."--Page vi
The Science of Energy by Roger G Newton( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to describe the scientific concepts of energy. Accessible to readers with no scientific education beyond high-school chemistry, it starts with the basic notion of energy and the fundamental laws that govern it, such as conservation, and explains the various forms of energy, such as electrical, chemical, and nuclear. It then proceeds to describe ways in which energy is stored for very long times in the various fossil fuels (petroleum, gas, coal) as well as for short times (flywheels, pumped storage, batteries, fuel cells, liquid hydrogen). The book also discusses the modes of transport of energy, especially those of electrical energy via lasers and transmission lines, as well as why the latter uses alternating current at high voltages. The altered view of energy introduced by quantum mechanics is also discussed, as well as how almost all the Earth's energy originates from the Sun. Finally, the history of the forms of energy in the course of development of the universe is described, and how this form changed from pure radiation in the aftermath of the Big Bang to the creation of all the chemical elements in the world
Why science? : to know, to understand, and to rely on results by Roger G Newton( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book aims to describe, for readers uneducated in science, the development of humanity's desire to know and understand the world around us through the various stages of its development to the present, when science is almost universally recognized -- at least in the Western world -- as the most reliable way of knowing. The book describes the history of the large-scale exploration of the surface of the earth by sea, beginning with the Vikings and the Chinese, and of the unknown interiors of the American and African continents by foot and horseback. After the invention of the telescope, visual exploration of the surfaces of the Moon and Mars were made possible, and finally a visit to the Moon. The book then turns to our legacy from the ancient Greeks of wanting to understand rather than just know, and why the scientific way of understanding is valued. For concreteness, it relates the lives and accomplishments of six great scientists, four from the nineteenth century and two from the twentieth. Finally, the book explains how chemistry came to be seen as the most basic of the sciences, and then how physics became the most fundamental."--Page 4 of cover
Scattering theory of waves and particles by Roger G Newton( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise volume represents an enlarged and improved edition of the author's original text on the theory of scattering electromagnetic waves, of classical particles, and of quantum-mechanic particles, including multiparticle collisions. Intended for graduate students and research workers in physics, chemical physics and mathematics, the volume includes updates on developments in three-particle collisions, in scattering by noncentral potentials, and in the inverse scattering problems
What makes nature tick? by Roger G Newton( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waves and particles : two essays on fundamental physics by Roger G Newton( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After describing the awesome power of tsunami and their past occurrences, this book turns to the history of explaining phenomena by means of mathematical equations. The book then describes other wave phenomena and the laws governing them. Many different kinds of waves are covered, including sound waves, electromagnetic waves, gravitational waves, water waves, the Schrodinger wave function, and many more
Thinking about physics by Roger G Newton( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newton's goal is to provide a framework within which the fundamental theories of modern physics can he explored, interpreted and understood." "Physics, according to Newton, has moved beyond the describing and naming of curious phenomena which is the goal of some other branches of science. Physicists have spent a great part of the twentieth century searching for explanations of experimental findings. Newton agrees that experimental facts are vital to the study of physics, but only because they lead to the development of a theory that can explain them. Facts, he argues, should undergird theory."--Jacket
The truth of science : physical theories and reality by Roger G Newton( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Newton gives us a guided tour of the intellectual structure of physical science. From there he conducts us through the understanding of reality engendered by modern physics, the most theoretically advanced of the sciences. With its first-hand look at models, facts, and theories, intuition and imagination, the use of analogies and metaphors, the importance of mathematics (and now, computers), and the "virtual" reality of the physics of micro-particles, The Truth of Science is a practicing scientist's account of the foundations, processes, and value of science
Quantum physics : a text for graduate students by Roger G Newton( Book )

23 editions published between 1899 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation This text develops quantum theory from its basic assumptions, beginning with statics, followed by dynamics and details of applications and the needed computational techniques. The discussion is based on the view that the fundamental entities of the universe are not particles but fields, with the observed particles arising as their quanta. Quantum fields are thus introduced from the beginning, with a discussion of how they produce quanta that manifest themselves as particles. Most of the book, of course, deals with particle systems, as that is where most of the applications lie; the treatment of quantum field theory is confined to fundamental ideas and their consequences. For developing quantum dynamics, the author uses the Lagrangian technique with the principle of stationary action. The roots of this approach, which includes generating the canonical commutation rules, go back to a course taught by Julian Schwinger, filtered through many years of the author's own teaching. The text emphasizes that the wave function does not exist in physical three-dimensional space, but in configuration space, and it points out that the probabilistic features of the theory arise not from a lack of determinism but from the definition of the "state" of a system, so that many, though not all, of the counterintuitive aspects of quantum mechanics arise from its probabilistic nature and are shared by other probabilistic theories such as classical statistical mechanics. Intended for a graduate-level course in quantum mechanics, the treatment assumes a knowledge of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Maxwell's electrodynamics, special relativity, and the elements of
The complex j-plane; complex angular momentum in non-relativistic quantum scattering theory by Roger G Newton( Book )

19 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inverse Schrödinger scattering in three dimensions by Roger G Newton( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes after each chapter
Analytic methods in mathematical physics by Symposium on Analytic Methods in Mathematical Physics( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The event of the Symposium on Analytic Methods in Mathematical Physics, 2 through 6 June 68, marked the end of the third year of an interdisciplinary program in mathematical physics at Indiana University. This joint program was initiated because both departments were aware of mathematical physics as an important discipline in its own right. The advanced seminars in scattering theory, several complex variables, differential equations, elasticity, and general methods of mathematical physics made the participants even more conscious of the central role played by complex variable techniques in theoretical physics. As anticipated, a symposium which would stress the uses of complex analysis and related methods for the solving of problems motivated by physics was of great interest to mathematicians and physicists alike
Exercise improvisation; a manual for the use of improvisation by Roger G Newton( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inverse problems in quantum scattering theory by K Chadan( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical importance of inverse problems in quantum scattering theory is clear since all the information we can obtain on nuclear, particle, and subparticle physics is gathered from scattering experiments. Exact and approximate methods of investigating scattering theory, inverse radial problems at fixed energy, inverse one-dimensional problems, inverse three-dimensional problems, and construction of the scattering amplitude from the cross section are presented. The methods often apply to other fields, e.g. applied mathematics and geophysics. The book will therefore be of interest to theoretical and mathematical physicists, nuclear particle physicists, and chemical physicists. For the second edition the chapters on one-dimensional and three-dimensional scattering problems have been rewritten and considerably expanded. Furthermore, two new chapters on spectral problems and on numerical aspects have been added; in the sections on classical methods the comments and references have been updated
Positivism; a study in human understanding by Richard Von Mises( Book )

9 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex j-plane by Roger G Newton( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La verità della scienza by Roger G Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il pendolo di Galileo by Roger G Newton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Galileo's pendulum : from the rhythm of time to the making of matter
From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physicsHow physics confronts reality : Einstein was correct, but Bohr won the gameScattering theory of waves and particlesWhat makes nature tick?Thinking about physicsThe truth of science : physical theories and realityQuantum physics : a text for graduate students
Alternative Names
Neuweg, Gerhard

Newton, R.G.

Newton, R. G. 1924-

Newton, R. G. (Roger G.)

Newton, Roger G.

Newton, Roger Gerald 1924-

Newton, Roger Gerhard

Newton, Roger Gerhard 1924-

Nʹi︠u︡ton, R.

N'iuton, R. 1924-

Roger G. Newton American physicist

Roger G. Newton Amerikaans natuurkundige

Roger G. Newton fisico statunitense

Roger G. Newton US-amerikanischer theoretischer Physiker

ニュートン, ロジャー

ニュートン, ロジャー・G

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