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Jammer, Max

Overview
Works: 54 works in 456 publications in 9 languages and 11,994 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: CT788.W66, 530.1
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Most widely held works by Max Jammer
Einstein and religion : physics and theology by Max Jammer( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The philosophy of religion and the quest for spiritual truth preoccupied Albert Einstein - so much that it has been said "one might suspect he was a disguised theologian." Nevertheless, the literature on the life and work of Einstein, extensive as it is, does not provide an adequate account of his religious conception and sentiments. Only fragmentarily known, Einstein's ideas about religion have been often distorted both by atheists and by religious groups eager to claim him as one of their own. But what exactly was Einstein's religious credo? In this book, the distinguished physicist and philosopher Max Jammer offers an unbiased and well-documented answer to this question."--Jacket
Concepts of space : the history of theories of space in physics by Max Jammer( Book )

67 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical surveys of the concept of space consider Judeo-Christian ideas, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, and more. This scholarly work features numerous original quotations and bibliographical references, including original-language excerpts and translations from ancient Greek, German, French, and Russian. Einstein's Foreword adds immense value. "Admirably compact and swiftly paced style."--Philosophy of Science
Concepts of simultaneity : from antiquity to Einstein and beyond by Max Jammer( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Jammer's Concepts of Simultaneity presents a comprehensive, accessible account of the historical development of an important and controversial concept--which played a critical role in initiating modern theoretical physics--from the days of Egyptian hieroglyphs through to Einstein's work in 1905, and beyond. Beginning with the use of the concept of simultaneity in ancient Egypt and in the Bible, the study discusses its role in Greek and medieval philosophy as well as its significance in Newtonian physics and in the ideas of Leibniz, Kant, and other classical philosophers. The central theme of Jammer's presentation is a critical analysis of the use of this concept by philosophers of science, like Poincare, and its significant role in inaugurating modern theoretical physics in Einstein's special theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the philosophical problem of whether the notion of distant simultaneity presents a factual reality or only a hypothetical convention. The study concludes with an analysis of simultaneity's importance in general relativity and quantum mechanics."--Publisher's website
Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy by Max Jammer( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jammer then devotes a chapter to the distinction between inertial and gravitational mass and to the various versions of the so-called equivalance principle with which Newton initiated his Principia but which also became the starting point of Einstein's general relativity, which supersedes Newtonian physics. The book concludes with a presentation of recently proposed global and local dynamical theories of the origin and nature of mass."--Jacket
The conceptual development of quantum mechanics by Max Jammer( Book )

41 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of mass : in classical and modern physics by Max Jammer( Book )

60 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and critical analysis based on a broad physical, historical, and philosophical study
Concepts of force; a study in the foundations of dynamics by Max Jammer( Book )

57 editions published between 1957 and 1999 in English and French and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of quantum mechanics; the interpretations of quantum mechanics in historical perspective by Max Jammer( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Problem des Raumes. Die Entwicklung. Der Raumtheorien by Max Jammer( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in German and Italian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein : a hundred years of relativity by Andrew Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the book explains clearly, Einstein's dramatic papers of 1905 overthrew the Newtonian worldview and revolutionized our understanding of space, time, energy, matter, and light. His work had impact far beyond the field of physics, playing a leading role in the century's technological advances and influencing modernism in every field. Except for his last interview that was previously published, all the essays here are original works written especially for this book. The photographs draw on an exceptional archive Einstein bequeathed to Hebrew University in Jerusalem. --
Einstein und die Religion by Max Jammer( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts d'espace : une histoire des théories de l'espace en physique by Max Jammer( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del concetto di spazio by Max Jammer( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del concetto di forza : studio sulle fondazioni della dinamica by Max Jammer( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptos de espacio by Max Jammer( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toldot ha-madaʻ : mavo le-toldot ha-maḥashavah ha-madaʻit le-min reshitah ṿe-ʻad bisus ha-madaʻ he-ḥadash by Max Jammer( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 1965 in Hebrew and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of force by Max Jammer( )

4 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both historical treatment and critical analysis, this work by a noted physicist takes a fascinating look at a fundamental of physics, tracing its development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation of scientific conceptualization, Newton's definition, post-Newtonian reinterpretation - contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. In-depth analysis of contemporary trend toward eliminating force from conceptual scheme of physics. 1962 edition
The Philosophy of quantum mechanics : the interpretations of quantum mechanics in historical perpective by Max Jammer( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of space : the history of theories of space in physics : With a new preface and appendix to the Torchbook edition by Max Jammer( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein e l'etere : relatività e teoria del campo unificato by Ludwik Kostro( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy
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Concepts of space : the history of theories of space in physicsConcepts of simultaneity : from antiquity to Einstein and beyondConcepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophyConcepts of mass : in classical and modern physicsConcepts of force; a study in the foundations of dynamics
Alternative Names
Džemmer, M.

Džemmer, Maks.

Džemmer, Maks 1915-2010

Dzhemmer, Maks

Jammer, M.

Jammer, Moshe‏

Jammer, Moshe 1915-2010

Jammer Moshe Max 1915-2010

Max Jammer fisico, docente e storico della scienza israeliano

Max Jammer Físico israelense e filósofo da física

Max Jammer israelischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Max Jammer natuurkundige uit Israël (1915-2010)

Yamer Maqs 1915-2010

Yamer Mošeh 1915-2010

Джеммер, Макс

Макс Джеммер

יאמר, משה בן שלמה

ימר, מקס

ימר מקס 1915-2010

ימר, משה

ימר משה 1915-2010

משה ימר

მაქს ჯემერი

მაქს ჯემერი ისრაელელი ფიზიკოსი და მეცნიერების ისტორიკოსი

야머, 막스 1915-

マックス・ヤンマー

ヤンマー, M.

ヤンマー, マックス

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