DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman) 19232004
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Works:  111 works in 425 publications in 5 languages and 5,445 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Bryce S DeWitt
 The pursuit of quantum gravity : memoirs of Bryce DeWitt from 1946 to 2004 by Cécile DeWittMorette( )
 Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg by Joshua N Goldberg( )
 Hans Frauenfelder response to survey on the impact of immigration on U.S. physics by Hans Frauenfelder( )
 Oral history interview with Felix Pirani by F. A. E Pirani( )
 Oral history interview with Bryce DeWitt and Cecile DeWittMorette by Bryce S DeWitt( )
 Oral history interview with Stanley Deser by S Deser( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
 Oral history interview with Joseph Polchinski by Joseph Gerard Polchinski( )
 DeWitt, Bryce S. Papers by Bryce S DeWitt( )
 Sopra un raggio di luce by Bryce S DeWitt( Book )
 Response to survey on the impact of immigration on U.S. physics by Hans Frauenfelder( )
 Union College lottery ticket by N.Y.) Union College (Schenectady( )
 by John Archibald Wheeler( )
 Physical interpretation and uniqueness of the VilkoviskyDeWitt effective action by Gabor Kunstatter( Book )
 The VilkoviskyDeWitt effective action for quantum gravity by Gabor Kunstatter( Book )
 Quantum theory of gravity : essays in honor of the 60th birthday of Bryce S. DeWitt by Bryce S DeWitt( Book )
 Cécile DeWittMorette Papers by Cécile DeWittMorette( )
 History of physics and educational topics by American Physical Society( )
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Most widely held works by
Bryce S DeWitt
The manyworlds interpretation of quantum mechanics : a fundamental exposition by
Hugh Everett(
)
29 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel interpretation of quantum mechanics, first proposed in brief form by Hugh Everett in 1957, forms the nucleus around which this book has developed. In his interpretation, Dr. Everett denies the existence of a separate classical realm and asserts the propriety of considering a state vector for the whole universe. Because this state vector never collapses, reality as a whole is rigorously deterministic. This reality, which is described jointly by the dynamical variables and the state vector, is not the reality customarily perceived; rather, it is a reality composed of many worlds. By vir
29 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel interpretation of quantum mechanics, first proposed in brief form by Hugh Everett in 1957, forms the nucleus around which this book has developed. In his interpretation, Dr. Everett denies the existence of a separate classical realm and asserts the propriety of considering a state vector for the whole universe. Because this state vector never collapses, reality as a whole is rigorously deterministic. This reality, which is described jointly by the dynamical variables and the state vector, is not the reality customarily perceived; rather, it is a reality composed of many worlds. By vir
Supermanifolds by
Bryce S DeWitt(
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52 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is an updated and expanded second edition of a successful and wellreviewed text presenting a detailed exposition of the modern theory of supermanifolds, including a rigorous account of the superanalogs of all the basic structures of ordinary manifold theory." "The exposition opens with the theory of analysis over supernumbers (Grassman variables), Berezin integration, supervector spaces and the superdeterminant. This basic material is then applied to the theory of supermanifolds, with an account of superanalogs of Lie derivatives, connections, metric, curvature, geodesics, Killing flows, conformal groups, etc. The book goes on to discuss the theory of super Lie groups, super Lie algebras, and invariant geometrical structures on coset spaces. Complete descriptions are given of all the simple super Lie groups. The book then turns to applications. Chapter 5 contains an account of the Peierls bracket for superclassical dynamical systems, super Hilbert spaces, path integration for fermionic quantum systems, and simple models of BoseFermi supersymmetry. The sixth and final chapter, which is new in this revised edition, examines dynamical systems for which the topology of the configuration supermanifold is important. A concise but complete account is given of the pathintegral derivation of the ChernGaussBonnet formula for the EulerPoincare characteristic of an ordinary manifold, which is based on a simple extension of a point particle moving freely in this manifold to a supersymmetric dynamical system moving in an associated supermanifold. Many exercises are included to complement the text."BOOK JACKET
52 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is an updated and expanded second edition of a successful and wellreviewed text presenting a detailed exposition of the modern theory of supermanifolds, including a rigorous account of the superanalogs of all the basic structures of ordinary manifold theory." "The exposition opens with the theory of analysis over supernumbers (Grassman variables), Berezin integration, supervector spaces and the superdeterminant. This basic material is then applied to the theory of supermanifolds, with an account of superanalogs of Lie derivatives, connections, metric, curvature, geodesics, Killing flows, conformal groups, etc. The book goes on to discuss the theory of super Lie groups, super Lie algebras, and invariant geometrical structures on coset spaces. Complete descriptions are given of all the simple super Lie groups. The book then turns to applications. Chapter 5 contains an account of the Peierls bracket for superclassical dynamical systems, super Hilbert spaces, path integration for fermionic quantum systems, and simple models of BoseFermi supersymmetry. The sixth and final chapter, which is new in this revised edition, examines dynamical systems for which the topology of the configuration supermanifold is important. A concise but complete account is given of the pathintegral derivation of the ChernGaussBonnet formula for the EulerPoincare characteristic of an ordinary manifold, which is based on a simple extension of a point particle moving freely in this manifold to a supersymmetric dynamical system moving in an associated supermanifold. Many exercises are included to complement the text."BOOK JACKET
Bryce DeWitt's lectures on gravitation by
Bryce S DeWitt(
)
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bryce DeWitt, a student of Nobel Laureate Julian Schwinger, was himself one of the towering figures in 20th century physics, particularly renowned for his seminal contributions to quantum field theory, numerical relativity and quantum gravity. In late 1971, DeWitt gave a course on gravitation at Stanford University, leaving almost 400 pages of detailed handwritten notes. Written with clarity and authority, and edited by his former student Steven Christensen, these timeless lecture notes, containing material or expositions not found in any other textbooks, are a gem to be discovered or rediscovered by anyone seriously interested in the study of gravitational physicsP. 4 of cover
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bryce DeWitt, a student of Nobel Laureate Julian Schwinger, was himself one of the towering figures in 20th century physics, particularly renowned for his seminal contributions to quantum field theory, numerical relativity and quantum gravity. In late 1971, DeWitt gave a course on gravitation at Stanford University, leaving almost 400 pages of detailed handwritten notes. Written with clarity and authority, and edited by his former student Steven Christensen, these timeless lecture notes, containing material or expositions not found in any other textbooks, are a gem to be discovered or rediscovered by anyone seriously interested in the study of gravitational physicsP. 4 of cover
The pursuit of quantum gravity : memoirs of Bryce DeWitt from 1946 to 2004 by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
)
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1946 is the year Bryce DeWitt entered Harvard graduate school. Quantum Gravity was his goal and remained his goal throughout his lifetime until the very end. The pursuit of Quantum Gravity requires a profound understanding of Quantum Physics and Gravitation Physics. As G.A. Vilkovisky commented, "Quantum Gravity is a combination of two words, and one should know both. Bryce understood this as nobody else, and this wisdom is completely unknown to many authors of the flux of papers that we see nowadays." Distingished physicist Cecile DeWittMorette skillfully blends her personal and scientific account with a wealth of her late husband's often unpublished writings on the subject matter. This volume, through the perspective of the leading researcher on quantum gravity of his generation, will provide an invaluable source of reference for anyone working in the field. "I found the book both instructive and fascinating. Bryce DeWitt and Cécile DeWittMorette formed the most creative couple in physics that I have ever read about, heard about or, in this case, been privileged to know. Bryce started work on the problem of quantum gravity in the late 1940s, long before it became fashionable, and continued to make trailblazing contributions until his death. Cécile, superbly trained and gifted in mathematics as well as physics, made many contributions to other fields of physics and also collaborated with Bryce from time to time. Now she has memorialized him in a way that only she could, framing the documented story of his lifelong quest with an account from her unique vantage point. Fortunately, this includes a discussion of functional integration, a field in which her work is of fundamental significance." John Stachel, Director, Center for Einstein Studies, Boston University These wonderful memoirs were produced by DeWitt's partnerinlifeandscience, Cécile Morette (épouse DeWitt). They contain extracts of DeWitt's own writings, many of them gems, embedded in an expository matrix crafted by Morette that makes the gems shine more brightly. We see Morette making the foundations of DeWitt's physics (functional integrals) mathematically reliable, we catch brief glimpses of their life together, but mostly we see DeWitt's seminal ideas and discoveries about the laws of nature, placed in a historical and philosophical context. Besides compelling pieces aimed at specialists, these memoirs also contain treasures that will delight and inform the more general reader: Why Physics? (a letter from DeWitt to his grandson about the nature of physics and mathematics, and physicists and mathematicians); documents in which DeWitt transforms a wealthy entrepreneur's passion for antigravity aircraft into a passion for fundamental physics; the history of the WheelerDeWitt equation for the wave function of the universe, the history of the Many Worlds (paralleluniverses) interpretation of quantum mechanics, and a carefully crafted letter explaining DeWitt's view of researchers whom the establishment labels?crackpots?. When I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down; I read it cover to cover with enjoyment and delight. Kip Thorne, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1946 is the year Bryce DeWitt entered Harvard graduate school. Quantum Gravity was his goal and remained his goal throughout his lifetime until the very end. The pursuit of Quantum Gravity requires a profound understanding of Quantum Physics and Gravitation Physics. As G.A. Vilkovisky commented, "Quantum Gravity is a combination of two words, and one should know both. Bryce understood this as nobody else, and this wisdom is completely unknown to many authors of the flux of papers that we see nowadays." Distingished physicist Cecile DeWittMorette skillfully blends her personal and scientific account with a wealth of her late husband's often unpublished writings on the subject matter. This volume, through the perspective of the leading researcher on quantum gravity of his generation, will provide an invaluable source of reference for anyone working in the field. "I found the book both instructive and fascinating. Bryce DeWitt and Cécile DeWittMorette formed the most creative couple in physics that I have ever read about, heard about or, in this case, been privileged to know. Bryce started work on the problem of quantum gravity in the late 1940s, long before it became fashionable, and continued to make trailblazing contributions until his death. Cécile, superbly trained and gifted in mathematics as well as physics, made many contributions to other fields of physics and also collaborated with Bryce from time to time. Now she has memorialized him in a way that only she could, framing the documented story of his lifelong quest with an account from her unique vantage point. Fortunately, this includes a discussion of functional integration, a field in which her work is of fundamental significance." John Stachel, Director, Center for Einstein Studies, Boston University These wonderful memoirs were produced by DeWitt's partnerinlifeandscience, Cécile Morette (épouse DeWitt). They contain extracts of DeWitt's own writings, many of them gems, embedded in an expository matrix crafted by Morette that makes the gems shine more brightly. We see Morette making the foundations of DeWitt's physics (functional integrals) mathematically reliable, we catch brief glimpses of their life together, but mostly we see DeWitt's seminal ideas and discoveries about the laws of nature, placed in a historical and philosophical context. Besides compelling pieces aimed at specialists, these memoirs also contain treasures that will delight and inform the more general reader: Why Physics? (a letter from DeWitt to his grandson about the nature of physics and mathematics, and physicists and mathematicians); documents in which DeWitt transforms a wealthy entrepreneur's passion for antigravity aircraft into a passion for fundamental physics; the history of the WheelerDeWitt equation for the wave function of the universe, the history of the Many Worlds (paralleluniverses) interpretation of quantum mechanics, and a carefully crafted letter explaining DeWitt's view of researchers whom the establishment labels?crackpots?. When I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down; I read it cover to cover with enjoyment and delight. Kip Thorne, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
Dynamical theory of groups and fields by
Bryce S DeWitt(
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19 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativité, groupes et topologie. Relativity, groups and topology. Lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1963 session
of the Summer School of Theoretical Physics, University of Grenoble by
Université de Grenoble(
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)
16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and French and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and French and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black holes by
Université de Grenoble(
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16 editions published in 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Cours de l'Ecole de Ete de Physique Theorique, Les Houches, 1972
16 editions published in 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Cours de l'Ecole de Ete de Physique Theorique, Les Houches, 1972
Quantum theory of gravity : essays in honor of the 60th birthday of Bryce S. DeWitt by
Bryce S DeWitt(
Book
)
15 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global approach to quantum field theory by
Bryce S DeWitt(
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20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativité, groupes et topologie II : Les Houches, session XL, 27 juin4 août 1983 = Relativity, groups, and topology II by
Université Scientifique et Médicale(
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36 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
36 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativité, groupes et topologie = Relativity, groups, and topology : lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1963 session
of the summer school of theoretical physics University of Grenoble by
Bryce S DeWitt(
Book
)
16 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativity, groups and topology : lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1963 session of the Summer School of Theoretical
Physics, University of Grenoble by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
Book
)
19 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global approach to quantum field theory by
Bryce S DeWitt(
Book
)
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The operator formalism in quantum pertubation theory by
Bryce S DeWitt(
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2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global approach to quantum field theory by
Bryce S DeWitt(
Book
)
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on electrodynamics by
J. Robert Oppenheimer(
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8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black holes : Les astres occlus by
Université de Grenoble(
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)
3 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum field theory in curved spacetime by
Bryce S DeWitt(
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)
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global approach to quantum field theory by
Bryce S DeWitt(
Book
)
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativité, groupes et topologie II : Les Houches, session XL, 27 juin4 août 1983 = Relativity, groups and topology II by HauteSavoie, France) Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches(
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3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Bergmann, Peter Gabriel Bethe, Hans A.(Hans Albrecht), Black holes (Astronomy) Bloembergen, N Coleman, Sidney, DeWitt, Bryce S.(Bryce Seligman), Dirac, P. A. M.(Paul Adrien Maurice), Einstein, Albert, Electrodynamics Fano, Ugo Feynman, Richard P.(Richard Phillips), Gauge fields (Physics) General relativity (Physics) Goldberger, Marvin L Gravitation Gravity Research Foundation Group theory Harvard University Hooft, G. 't Johns Hopkins University Kittel, Charles Klein, Oskar Lederman, Leon M Mathematical physics Misner, Charles W Penrose, Roger Physicists Physics PhysicsPhilosophy PhysicsResearch Pirani, F. A. E.(Felix Arnold Edward), Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Quantum theory Ramsey, Norman, Relativity Relativity (Physics) Rosen, Louis, Rosenfeld, L.(Leon), Scattering (Physics) Sciama, D. W.(Dennis William), Supergravity Supermanifolds (Mathematics) Supersymmetry Teller, Edward, Topology United States University of Texas at Austin.Department of Physics Wheeler, John Archibald, World War (19391945)
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