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Cassidy, David C. 1945-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 180 publications in 5 languages and 8,931 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Popular works  Novels  Horror fiction  Textbooks 
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 )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,128 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 905 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 824 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 609 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 the general theory by Albert Einstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 595 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 )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Heisenberg : a bibliography of his writings by David C Cassidy( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 188 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
Werner Heisenberg : Leben und Werk by David C Cassidy( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 le opere di Werner Heisenberg by David C Cassidy( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haisenbo zhuan by David C Cassidy( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fukakuteisei : Haizenberuku no kagaku to shōgai( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 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

Alsos by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

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

During the final weeks of World War II in Europe, as Allied armies swept across a chaotic, battle-torn Germany, two teams of the world's leading nuclear scientists were desperately at work. One team, sequestered in the New Mexican desert, hastened to assemble the atomic bombs that would shake the world later that summer. The other team, a group of Nazi-sponsored physicists and technicians in southern Germany, struggled to do something that, unbeknownst to them, the Allies had done two years earlier: build a critical, self-sustaining nuclear reactor. Meanwhile, a different kind of team was running its own race against time. Convinced (erroneously) that the Germans were close to creating their own superweapon, the Allies sent an American unit of scientists, soldiers, and secret agents established by Lieutenant General Leslie R. Groves into Nazi Germany. Their orders: find the German scientific team before they could provide Hitler with atomic power. The scientific head of the mission: a Dutch-American physicist named Samuel A. Goudsmit. The mission code name: Alsos
The Dark by David C Cassidy( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In denial over his father's death in a horrific accident, Kelan Lisk has grown fearful and withdrawn. For this meek and bullied child, a burning desire to tame a deadly sledding hill consumes him, drawing him inside a wondrous place where anything is possible ... including his father. But as this strange new realm spills into this one, twisting an innocent little boy into an agent of evil, the world is forever changed, devoured by an even greater evil-the Dark
Werner Heisenberg and the crisis in quantum theory, 1920-1925 by David C Cassidy( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is Cassidy's doctoral dissertation for Purdue University
 
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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 the general theoryEinstein and our worldHitler's uranium club : the secret recordings at Farm HallAlsos