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Cassidy, David C. 1945-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 176 publications in 6 languages and 8,759 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Popular works  Laboratory manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC6, 530.092
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Most widely held works about David C Cassidy
 
Most widely held works by David C Cassidy
Uncertainty : the life and science of Werner Heisenberg by David C Cassidy( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American century by David C Cassidy( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexplored secret of the American Century, the last 100 years of US history, is the rise of American science, specifically physics. At the heart of that story is J. Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb. He was a man of contradictions: a scientist who discovered blackholes and then turned his back on cutting edge research; a gentle liberal humanist responsible for the creation of the first real weapon of mass destruction; a genius who founded "scientific militarism" and then let it destroy him. His life story embodies the great conflicts of American society, its genius, its weaknesses, and even its essential morality. How did an aesthete man uninterested in the acquisition of power become the leader of American science, the most powerful research community in the world? And how did he, with all his intellectual and social advantages, lose his power and become regarded by many as an unfulfilled if not failed scientist. While it is biography of a physicist, it is also a history of the 20th century offering insights into the "scientific militarism" behind events on the world stage today
Beyond uncertainty : Heisenberg, quantum physics, and the bomb by David C Cassidy( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early years -- The world at war -- The gymnasium years -- The battle of Munich -- Finding his path -- Sommerfeld's Institute -- Confronting the quantum -- Modeling atoms -- Channeling rivers, challenging causality -- Entering the matrix -- Awash in matrices, rescued by waves -- Determining uncertainty -- Reaching the top -- New frontiers -- Into the abyss -- Social atoms -- Of particles and politics -- Heir apparent -- The lonely years -- A Faustian bargain -- One who could not leave -- The war and its uses -- Visiting Copenhagen -- Ordering reality -- Professor in Berlin -- Return to the matrix -- One last attempt -- Explaining the project, farm hall -- Explaining the project, the world -- The later years
A short history of physics in the American century by David C Cassidy( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the twentieth century drew to a close, computers, the Internet, and nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the advances in physics underlying these applications are poorly understood and widely underappreciated by U.S. citizens today. In this concise overview, David C. Cassidy sharpens our perspective on modern physics by viewing this foundational science through the lens of America's engagement with the political events of a tumultuous century. --from publisher description
Relativity : the special and general theory by Albert Einstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space-time and the fundamental notion of an "event"; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity
Einstein and our world by David C Cassidy( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding physics by David C Cassidy( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Physics is an innovative undergraduate course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for placing the concepts of physics within the broader humanistic contexts in which they arose. The course materials comprise * The textbook, which is divided into two parts that may be studied in either order * This Student Guide, containing inquiry-based laboratory investigations and additional materials * An Instructor Guide with examination questions, resources, and other helpful information These components work together to provide an integrated educational experience in physics. The text contains questions designed to help students confirm what they have learned and to encourage them to explore further, by reading, by experimenting, and in group discussions. The inquiry-based laboratory investigations include in-depth explorations, student-designed inquiries, and text-related mini- laboratory explorations that may be used as hands-on activities or as demonstrations with student participation. The suggested equipment is deliberately "low tech" in order to afford students maximum experience with the phenomena. The apparatus is inexpensive and common to most instructional laboratories. Some ways to incorporate computer usage are suggested as students gain familiarity with the laboratory apparatus and methods
Werner Heisenberg : a bibliography of his writings by David C Cassidy( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics provides a bibliography of the works of the German physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976). David C. Cassidy compiled the bibliography, which includes an index. Heisenberg wrote scientific papers, essays, and other works
Time machines by Stanley Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Heisenberg and the crisis in quantum theory, 1920-1925 by David C Cassidy( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Cassidy's doctoral dissertation for Purdue University
Hitler's uranium club : the secret recordings at Farm Hall by Jeremy Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains new insights into one of the unanswered questions of recent world history. Why, with their head start in not only research in nuclear fission but in other technological feats, didn't the Germans succeed in building a nuclear bomb during World War II? Now ..., this book brings to the public ... annotated transcripts of ... declassified intelligence reports from that time. These reports contain verbatim conversations among ten German atomic scientists before, during, and after the atomic bombing of Japan in August 1945 ... These secret reports from Farm Hall ... offer the world a unique insight into the mindset of the scientists on the other side ... and as they struggled to come to terms with their wartime work and to prepared for the postwar nuclear era in Germany"--Introduction
Un'estrema solitudine : la vita e l'opera di Werner Heisenberg by David C Cassidy( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un'estrema solitudine : la vita e le opere di Werner Heisenberg by David C Cassidy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alsos by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Heisenberg and Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker: A fifty-year friendship by David C Cassidy( )

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

Relativity : the special and the general theory by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Physicist Albert Einstein provides a simplified explanation of his theory of relativity, an approach to the measurement and study of space and time
Understanding physics by David C Cassidy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This text] is an ... introductory course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for its success in inspiring students with the excitement of physics by placing its concepts within a broader humanistic context. [The text] enables students to gain a full appreciation of physics both as a discipline and as a body of knowledge: a sense of what the concepts mean, where they came from, and why we think we know what we know. The course is among the first to accommodate recommendations of the "National Science Education Standards" from the National Academy of Sciences and the "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" from Project 2061 at the college level. [It] also incorporates the most recent advances in understanding how students learn physics and where they encounter difficulties, and it offers great flexibility to instructors to adapt the course to the needs of their students and to their own needs and interests.-Back cover
Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project - 65th Anniversary by American Physical Society( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audio recording of session J3 of the April 2008 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in St. Louis, Missouri. This session was sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) Forum on the History of Physics, chaired by Benjamin Bederson of New York University. Talks (and speakers) include: "A History Worth Preserving" (Cynthia Kelly); "Recollections of a Very Junior Physicist at Los Alamos" (Anthony P. French); "Panel Discussion among Physicist Alumni of the Manhattan Project" (Moderator: David C. Cassidy)
New light on Copenhagen and the German nuclear project by David C Cassidy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( )

in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this latest volume, Einstein's visible public persona is amply documented in his correspondence, honors and prizes, lectures and travels, articles, and the many solicitations asking him to join public initiatives. Einstein joins a Zionist fundraising mission led by Ch. Weizmann, and he visits the United States for the first time. Einstein travels to major cities, including New York, Boston, and Chicago, and he delivers his now famous Princeton Lectures. Scientific issues remain at the core of Einstein's preoccupations. Correspondence with N. Bohr, W. Bothe, P. Ehrenfest, H. Geiger, H.A. Lorentz, L. Meitner, and A. Sommerfeld records Einstein's interest in and contributions to the emerging modern quantum theory. He addresses conceptual problems, such as the fundamental nature of light and its emission mechanism, in a proposed experiment with canal rays. Einstein continues to engage in original research, other expert opinions, and patent applications. Throughout the year, Einstein navigates complex territory in his professional and personal life. He travels with his older son to Bologna, yet turns down repeated invitations to Munich. He mends his friendship with M. Born, but receives stinging criticism from F. Haber for traveling to the United States. He supports the nomination of Masaryk for a Nobel Peace Prize, travels to Amsterdam in order to intervene on behalf of Germany at the Paris reparations conference, and assists Russian physicists in their efforts to rebuild and develop Russian science. Einstein's letters reveal his Social Democratic political positions
 
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Uncertainty : the life and science of Werner Heisenberg
Alternative Names
Cassidy, David.

Cassidy, David 1945-

Cassidy, David C.

Cassidy, David Charles

Cassidy, David Charles 1945-

Cassidy, David fizičar

David C. Cassidy Amerikaans natuurkundige

David C. Cassidy US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Дэвид Кэссиди американский историк науки

キャシディ, デヴィッド・C

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J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American centuryBeyond uncertainty : Heisenberg, quantum physics, and the bombA short history of physics in the American centuryRelativity : the special and general theoryEinstein and our worldUnderstanding physicsHitler's uranium club : the secret recordings at Farm HallAlsos