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Stachel, John J. 1928-

Overview
Works: 144 works in 349 publications in 6 languages and 6,620 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Originator
Classifications: QC16.E5, 530.1
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Most widely held works about John J Stachel
 
Most widely held works by John J Stachel
Einstein's miraculous year : five papers that changed the face of physics by Albert Einstein( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After 1905, Einstein's miraculous year, physics would never be the same again. In those twelve months, Einstein shattered many cherished scientific beliefs in five great papers that would establish him as the world's leading physicist. For the first time, this book brings those papers together in an accessible format. An introduction by John Stachel explains their development and historical significance." "The best-known papers are the two that founded special relativity: On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies and Does the Inertia of a Body Depend on Its Energy Content? In the former, Einstein showed that absolute time had to be replaced by a new absolute: the speed of light. In the second, he asserted the equivalence of mass and energy, which would lead to the famous formula E = mc[superscript 2]."--Jacket
The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein contains the scientific work Einstein published during the first decade of his career, and includes some of the most significant achievements of twentieth-century physics. The first paper was written in 1900 by the twenty-one-year-old Einstein, newly graduated from the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School, or ETH, in Zurich and still searching in vain for a job. The last paper in this volume is the text of an invited lecture given in 1909 to a major scientific meeting by Einstein after he was appointed to his first academic post at the University of Zurich. He had already been recognized as an important theoretical physicist on the basis of the work reprinted here, particularly the three masterpieces that appeared in quick succession during 1905, Einstein's year of miracles. In one of these papers Einstein showed how one could finally confirm the ancient view that matter is composed of discrete atoms, and even measure the numbers and masses of these atoms. In a second paper, which even he referred to as "very revolutionary," he argued that the observed properties of thermal radiation suggest that it consists not of waves, but rather of localized particles of energy which he called energy quanta. The third and most famous paper set forth the special theory of relativity, solving some long-standing difficulties, but requiring a significant change in our understanding of those basic concepts, space and time
Foundations of space-time theories by Conference on the Foundations of Space-Time Theories( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. Struik by R. S Cohen( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
Selected papers of Léon Rosenfeld by L Rosenfeld( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein from "B" to "Z" by John J Stachel( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three volumes, a distinguished group of scholars from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts contribute essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The range of the essays, as well as their originality, and their critical and historical depth, pay tribute to the extraordinary scope of Professor Cohen's intellectual interests, as a scientist-philosopher and a humanist, and also to his engagement in the world of social and political practice. The essays presented in Physics, Philosophy, and the Scientific Community (Volume I of Essays in Honor of Robert S. Cohen) focus on philosophical and historical issues in contemporary physics: on the origins and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, on the reception and understanding of Bohr's and Einstein's work, on the emergence of quantum electrodynamics, and on some of the sharp philosophical and scientific issues that arise in current scientific practice (e.g. in superconductivity research). In addition, several essays deal with critical issues within the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary: e.g. with Cartesian notions of mechanism in the philosophy of biology; with the language and logic of science - e.g. with new insights concerning the issue of a `physicalistic' language in the arguments of Neurath, Carnap and Wittgenstein; with the notion of `elementary logic'; and with rational and non-rational elements in the history of science. Two original contributions to the history of mathematics and some studies in the comparative sociology of science round off this outstanding collection
Einstein : the formative years, 1879-1909( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual problems of quantum gravity : based on the proceedings of the 1988 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 15-19 May 1988( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental metaphysics by Center for Philosophy and History of Science( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potentiality, entanglement, and passion-at-a-distance( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein, volume 1, the early years, 1879-1902 [English translation] by Albert Einstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein Archives online( )

in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes scientific writings, non-scientific writings, travel diaries, general information on the Albert Einstein Archives, an itemized database of approximately 43,000 Einstein and Einstein-related archival items
Quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Stachel American physicist

John Stachel amerikansk fysikar

John Stachel amerikansk fysiker

John Stachel US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

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Stachel, J. J. 1928-

Stachel, J. J. (John J.), 1928-

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The collected papers of Albert EinsteinFor Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. StruikSelected papers of Léon RosenfeldEinstein and the history of general relativity : based on The proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986Einstein from "B" to "Z"Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. CohenEinstein : the formative years, 1879-1909Science, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen