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Wolfson, Richard

Overview
Works: 119 works in 317 publications in 2 languages and 8,054 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Textbooks  Instructional films  Environmental films  Short films  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Teacher
Classifications: QC173.57, 530.11
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Most widely held works by Richard Wolfson
Simply Einstein : relativity demystified by Richard Wolfson( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's basic message is so simple that a single English sentence suffices to state it all, promises Wolfson (physics, Middlebury College). It is the implications that are disturbing and can become endlessly complicated. He does use numbers now and then when they can help illustrate an idea, but his approach is narrative
Nuclear choices : a citizen's guide to nuclear technology by Richard Wolfson( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The benefits of nuclear technology are real. So are the dangers. In Nuclear Choices, physicist Richard Wolfson provides citizens with the background they need to make informed choices about the nuclear technologies that provide a substantial portion of our electrical energy, help airlines detect terrorists' bombs, and enhance the diagnosis and treatment of disease, but that have also produced the devastation of Hiroshima and the accidents at Three-Mile Island and Chernobyl. Wolfson introduces the concepts needed to evaluate the claims of proponents and opponents of the various nuclear technologies. He clearly and concisely explains the basics of nuclear energy and radiation, nuclear power (electricity, reactors, nuclear waste, and alternatives to nuclear fission), and nuclear weapons (their history, technology, effects, delivery systems, strategy, and control), and he invites readers to make their own judgments on controversial nuclear issues. -- Back cover
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativity and quantum physics touch the very basis of physical reality, altering commonsense notions of space and time, cause and effect. Both have reputations for complexity, but the basic ideas behind relativity and quantum physics are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. The essence of relativity in a single sentence: The laws of physics are the same for all observers in uniform motion. Relativity and quantum physics are the gateway to understanding the latest in science news - theories about time travel, string theory, black holes, space telescopes, particle accelerators, and other cutting-edge developments
Physics in your life by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This course introduces principles of physics through their application to everyday life"--Guidebook
Energy, environment, and climate by Richard Wolfson( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth's changing climate by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College, Vermont
Einstein's relativity & the quantum revolution by Richard Wolfson( Recording )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the viewer from the early study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe
Physics and our universe : how it all works( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on physics and the universe
Physics for scientists and engineers by Richard Wolfson( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth's changing climate by Richard Wolfson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on climate change and global warming presented by Professor Wolfson
Understanding modern electronics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 24 clear and easily accessible lectures, Professor Wolfson combines his academic expertise and his lifelong vocation as an electronics hobbyist to examine how these remarkable devices work, bypassing much of the higher mathematics without sacrificing functional and theoretical understanding. Whether you're an aspiring engineer, an enthusiastic tinkerer, or simply intellectually curious, this course will demystify the behavior and inner circuitry of electronic devices and inspire you to see technology in a whole new light
Essential university physics by Richard Wolfson( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential university physics by Richard Wolfson( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics by Richard Wolfson( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Recording )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the viewer from the early study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include Einstein's theory of gravity; curved spacetime; black holes; twentieth-century models of atomic matter; the photoelectric effect; the quantum; light as both wave and particle; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Copenhagen interpretation; Schrödinger's cat example; quantum superposition and the collapse of the wave function; neutrons, protons, quarks and their behavior; the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe; string theory
The PowerBook companion by Richard Wolfson( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics : extended with modern physics by Richard Wolfson( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential college physics by Andrew F Rex( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics in your life by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures delivered by Richard Wolfson, Professor, Middlebury College
 
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Simply Einstein : relativity demystified
Alternative Names
Richard Wolfson American physicist

Richard Wolfson físico estadounidense

Wolfson, Richard

울프슨, 리차드

울프슨, 리처드

ウォルフソン, リチャード

Languages
English (169)

Chinese (3)

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Nuclear choices : a citizen's guide to nuclear technologyEnergy, environment, and climatePhysics for scientists and engineersEssential university physicsEssential university physicsEssential college physics