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Rigden, John S.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 11,075 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC24.5, 530
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Most widely held works about John S Rigden
 
Most widely held works by John S Rigden
Physics in the 20th century by Curt Suplee( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting one of the most remarkable flowerings of knowledge in human history, Suplee explains experiments and achievements of scientific innovators. 225 illustrations, 125 in full color. Explains and illustrates the flowering of physics in the 20th century, with spectacular color photos. Shows how theories about properties of matter were confirmed by ingenious experiments, which in turn spawned practical devices that transformed technology. Achievements of many of this century's greatest thinkers are described. Extraordinary illustrative material focuses on remarkable images, from the atomic to the cosmic scale, that are made possible by the instruments of advanced physics. Also included are photographs of experimental equipment and pioneering inventors. For general readers
Hydrogen : the essential element by John S Rigden( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuenta la historia del hidrógeno, el átomo más simple, mirando los episodios específicos, Comenzando en el año 1815, en el cual el hidrógeno ha conducido a investigadores a las nuevas penetraciones científicas
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics by John S Rigden( Book )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers clear explanations of the basic concepts, history, philosophy, fundamental theories and laws of physics, as well as biographical entries featuring physicists who have contributed to our knowledge of the physical world. The set will be useful for physics students from high school through graduate school and for general readers exploring the mysteries of everyday life, such as: What causes earthquakes?; How do CAT Scans work?; or, How do clouds form? Articles are arranged in alphabetical order and include cross-references and bibliographic references as recent as 1996. Volume one contains a Reader's Guide which identifies some key entries in the encyclopedia's plan. A table of symbols and abbreviations is included at the beginning of each volume to assist readers unfamiliar with any mathematical or scientific notation that might arise. The 4-volume set offers readers clear explanations for the phenomena, concepts, and laws that are the foundation of every other branch of science from astronomy to zoology. The entries are written to let readers satisfy their curiosity without becoming lost in high-level jargon. Specifically written to supplement the high school physics curriculum, the Encyclopedia satisfies the informational needs of a broad range of readers
Einstein 1905 : the standard of greatness by John S Rigden( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Albert Einstein, 1905 was a remarkable year. It was also a miraculous year for the history and future of science. In six short months, from March through September of that year, Einstein published five papers that would transform our understanding of nature. This unparalleled period is the subject of John Rigden's book, which explains what distinguishes 1905 from all other years in the annals of science and elevates Einstein above all other scientists of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Physics and the sound of music by John S Rigden( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabi, scientist and citizen by John S Rigden( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse natuurkundige Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898- )
"Most of the good stuff" : memories of Richard Feynman( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building blocks of matter : a supplement to the Macmillan encyclopedia of physics( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents alphabetized, cross-referenced, signed articles on 153 topics and figures in the history of elementary particle physics, each including a further reading list
Landing your first job : a guide for physics students by John S Rigden( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you've recently received your degree and are looking for the most complete and up-to-date information on career and employment opportunities, get LANDING YOUR FIRST JOB: A GUIDE FOR PHYSICS STUDENTS. The volume contains information on the job search, including cover letters, resume writing, interview preparation, and salary negotiation. It also includes the latest employment statistics and glimpses of physicists in the workplace. LANDING YOUR FIRST JOB is designed exclusively for physics-educated individuals and represents a resource whose practical value is unparalleled. (Midwest)
The changing role of physics departments in modern universities : proceedings of International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, College Park, Maryland, August 1996 by International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical tourist : a science guide for the traveler by John S Rigden( Book )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typical travel guides have sections on architecture, art, literature, music and cinema. Rarely are any science-related sites identified. For example, a current travel guide for Germany contains one tidbit on science: Einstein is identified as the most famous citizen of Ulm. By contrast, this travel guide walks a tourist through Berlin and identifies where Max Planck started the quantum revolution, where Einstein lived and gave his early talks on general relativity, and where, across the street, Einstein's books were burned by the Nazis. Or, if you are walking in Paris, this guide tells you where radioactivity was discovered and where radium was discovered. Scientific discoveries of the past, like art of the past, has shaped life in the 21st century. From this travel guide, a tourist will learn what other guides leave out.--Publisher's website
Hydrogen : the essential element by John S Rigden( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography of hydrogen, the author shows how this singular atom, the most abundant in the universe, has helped unify our understanding of the material world from the smallest scale, the elementary particles, to the largest, the universe itself. It is a tale of startling discoveries and dazzling practical benefits spanning more than one hundred years--form the first attempt to identify the basic building blocks of atoms in the mid-nineteenth century to the discovery of the Bose-Einstein condensate only a few years ago. (Midwest)
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics by John S Rigden( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[M - R]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A - D]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[E - L]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[S - Z. Index]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of ultra small-angle X-ray scattering for studies of heterogeneous systems by John S Rigden( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macmillan encyclopedia of physics by John S Rigden( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral History interview with Robert V. Pound by Robert V Pound( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the topics discussed include: his early life and education; interest in physics; his only formal degree, a Bachelors from University of Buffalo; from college to defense work and Submarine Signal Company; his work at the MIT Radiation Laboratory; the Harvard Society of Fellows; the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in bulk matter; the Bloembergen, Pound, and Purcell paper (BPP); the Pound Box, NMR patent issue; applications of NMR; after the war, writing Rad Lab books; Chicago Federation Group; nuclear quadruple moments; nuclear moments; alpha-gamma correlations and gamma-gamma correlations; becoming Assistant Professor; implications and influence of Mossbauer's work; Glen Rebka; gravitational redshift; Physical Review Letters controversy; Victor Weisskopf; the Harwell group in England; the gravitational redshift experiment; Nobel Prize; heating with microwaves; life as a professor at Harvard; Julian Schwinger leaving Harvard; overview of his career; physicists he has known; changes in the culture of physics; etc
 
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Physics in the 20th century
Alternative Names
John S. Rigden American writer

Rigden, J. S.

Rigden, John.

Rigden, John Saxby.

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릭던, 존 S

リグデン, J. S

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Hydrogen : the essential elementMacmillan encyclopedia of physicsEinstein 1905 : the standard of greatnessPhysics and the sound of musicRabi, scientist and citizen"Most of the good stuff" : memories of Richard FeynmanBuilding blocks of matter : a supplement to the Macmillan encyclopedia of physicsLanding your first job : a guide for physics students