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Cassidy, David C. 1945-

Works: 45 works in 221 publications in 6 languages and 9,508 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Laboratory manuals  Drama  Novels  Horror fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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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 )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Heisenberg's genius and his place at the forefront of modern physics are unquestioned. His decision to remain in Germany throughout the Third Reich and his role in Hitler's atomic bomb project are still topics of heated debate. UNCERTAINTY is David Cassidy's compelling portrait of this brilliant, ambitious, and controversial scientist. It is the definitive Heisenberg biography, as well as a striking evocation of the development of quantum physics, the rise of Nazism, and the dawn of the atomic age.--
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American century by David C Cassidy( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 896 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 held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1992, David C. Cassidy's groundbreaking biography of Werner Heisenberg, Uncertainty, was published to resounding acclaim from scholars and critics. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, long-suppressed information has emerged on Heisenberg's role in the Nazi atomic bomb project. In this book, Cassidy interprets this and other previously unknown material within the context of his vast research and tackles the vexing questions of a scientist's personal responsibility and guilt when serving an abhorrent military regime."--Global Books in Print
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 624 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 588 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 )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding physics by David C Cassidy( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 361 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 )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 201 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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time machines by Stanley Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprendre la physique by David C Cassidy( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Farm Hall and the German atomic project of World War II : a dramatic history by David C Cassidy( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gripping book brings back to life the events surrounding the internment of ten German Nuclear Scientists immediately after World War II. It is also an "eye-witness" account of the dawning of the nuclear age, with the dialogue and narrative spanning the period before, during and after atomic bombs were dropped on Japan at the end of the war. This pivotal historical episode is conveyed, along with the emotions as well as the facts, through drama, historical narrative, and photographs of the captive German nuclear scientists - who included Werner Heisenberg, Otto Hahn, and Max von Laue. The unique story that unfolds in the play is based on secretly recorded transcripts of the scientists' actual conversations at Farm Hall, together with related documents and photographs
Hitler's uranium club : the secret recordings at Farm Hall by Jeremy Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 12 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 )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 11 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

The Dark by David C Cassidy( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project - 65th Anniversary by American Physical Society( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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)
The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( )

4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half of this volume presents a substantial amount of heretofore unavailable correspondence. From among family letters closed for twenty years after the death of Margot Einstein, who donated them to the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem, the volume presents, for the first time, letters written by Einstein's sons, the adolescent Hans Albert and little Eduard, and numerous letters written by Einstein to his cousin and future second wife Elsa Einstein. Combined with newly available correspondence with his close friend Heinrich Zangger, this supplementary correspondence provides vivid and intimate details of Einstein's private life. It documents the emotional bonds to his family and friends; the severe deprivations caused by the war to family members in Berlin and Zurich; the fragile health of Mileva Einstein-Maric during these years of separation and divorce; the worries and joys of caring for the sons; and Einstein's views on German and international politics during this turbulent period.The second half finds Einstein full of optimism about Germany's new democracy. He vigorously promotes general relativity and the endeavors of other scientists toward its further confirmation. He responds to the rising interest in his work among philosophers, as attested by correspondence with M. Schlick, H. Reichenbach, R. Carnap, E. Cassirer, and H. Vaihinger. And yet he is embroiled in vociferous, politically tinged, public attacks on his theory of relativity. He considers leaving Berlin, which would have deprived the Weimar Republic of its most famous scientist. In many letters, colleagues, friends, and unknown admirers offer support. Einstein travels to Leyden, where he is appointed a visiting professor and where, in the circle of friends such as P. Ehrenfest, H. A. Lorentz, and H. Kamerlingh Onnes, he is involved in lively debates on issues related to quantum physics. He visits Oslo and Copenhagen, where he meets with N. Bohr, and receives invitations to the United States, anticipating his first visit to the New World in 1921. ENGLISH TRANSLATION:A translation of selected non-English texts included in Volume 10 is available in paperback, Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 10, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume
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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

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 HallThe collected papers of Albert Einstein