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Wolfson, Richard

Overview
Works: 64 works in 248 publications in 3 languages and 7,795 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Textbooks  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Environmental films  Short films  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Teacher , Narrator
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Most widely held works by Richard Wolfson
Nuclear choices : a citizen's guide to nuclear technology by Richard Wolfson( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 2,697 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
Simply Einstein : relativity demystified by Richard Wolfson( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,398 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
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 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 in a series of 12 lectures each approximately 30 minutes
Energy, environment, and climate by Richard Wolfson( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A changing planet -- High-energy society -- Energy : a closer look -- Energy and heat -- Fossil energy -- Environmental impacts of fossil fuels -- Nuclear energy -- Energy from Earth and moon -- Direct from the sun : solar energy -- Indirect from the sun : water, wind, biomass -- Energy carriers : electricity and hydrogen -- The science of climate -- Forcing the climate -- Is earth warming? -- Future climates -- Energy and climate : breaking the link
Physics in your life by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This course introduces principles of physics through their application to everyday life"--Guidebook
Earth's changing climate by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 289 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 205 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 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth's changing climate by Richard Wolfson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 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 171 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
Physics by Richard Wolfson( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential college physics by Andrew F Rex( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal ofEssential College Physics is to provide a text focused on essential principles-a shorter, more focused text that better addresses the learning needs of today's students while more effectively guiding them through the mastery of physics. Brevity does not need to come at the expense of student learning.   This text is designed from the ground up to be concise and focused, resulting in a book that is less intimidating and easier to use, with well-coordinated explanations, art, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems. It incorporates an overarching connected approach: connecting
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Recording )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 115 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 90 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential university physics by Richard Wolfson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two- and three-semester university physics courses   Just the Essentials Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics, Third Edition is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications in an affordable and streamlined text.  Essential University Physics teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help students master concepts and solve problems with
Physics in your life by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures delivered by Richard Wolfson, Professor, Middlebury College
Physics in your life by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures delivered by Richard Wolfson, Professor, Middlebury College
 
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Nuclear choices : a citizen's guide to nuclear technology
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 (165)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (1)

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Simply Einstein : relativity demystifiedEnergy, environment, and climatePhysics for scientists and engineersEssential college physicsEssential university physics