WorldCat Identities

Stachel, John J. 1928-

Overview
Works: 150 works in 569 publications in 7 languages and 7,446 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Originator
Publication Timeline
.
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 )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,295 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 )

31 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 802 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
Einstein and the history of general relativity : based on The proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986 by Osgood Hill Conference( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of Léon Rosenfeld by L Rosenfeld( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein : the formative years, 1879-1909( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 252 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 R. S Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zawiera esej Władysława Krajewskiego
Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 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. Science, Mind and Art, Volume III of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen focuses on issues in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind as well as on the relations of science and human values in ethical and religious thought. It also has important new work in contemporary metaphysics, as well as in the history of philosophy, and on questions of multiculturalism in science education. Contributors include Paul Feyerabend, Adolf Grünbaum, Joseph Margolis, Joëlle Proust, Erazim Kohak, Elie Wiesel, Miriam Bienenstock, and John Silber, among others
Conceptual problems of quantum gravity : based on the proceedings of the 1988 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 15-19 May 1988 by Osgood Hill Conference( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental metaphysics( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein Archives online( )

in English and held by 70 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
The early years, 1879-1902 by Albert Einstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space, time, and the limits of human understanding( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compendium of essays, some of the world's leading thinkers discuss their conceptions of space and time, as viewed through the lens of their own discipline. With an epilogue on the limits of human understanding, this volume hosts contributions from six or more diverse fields. It presumes only rudimentary background knowledge on the part of the reader. Time and again, through the prism of intellect, humans have tried to diffract reality into various distinct, yet seamless, atomic, yet holistic, independent, yet interrelated disciplines and have attempted to study it contextually. Philosophers debate the paradoxes, or engage in meditations, dialogues and reflections on the content and nature of space and time. Physicists, too, have been trying to mold space and time to fit their notions concerning micro- and macro-worlds. Mathematicians focus on the abstract aspects of space, time and measurement. While cognitive scientists ponder over the perceptual and experiential facets of our consciousness of space and time, computer scientists theoretically and practically try to optimize the space-time complexities in storing and retrieving data/information. The list is never-ending. Linguists, logicians, artists, evolutionary biologists, geographers etc., all are trying to weave a web of understanding around the same duo. However, our endeavour into a world of such endless imagination is restrained by intellectual dilemmas such as: Can humans comprehend everything? Are there any limits? Can finite thought fathom infinity? We have sought far and wide among the best minds to furnish articles that provide an overview of the above topics. We hope that, through this journey, a symphony of patterns and tapestry of intuitions will emerge, providing the reader with insights into the questions: What is Space? What is Time?"--
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.25 for Einstein's ... to 0.94 for The early ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Einstein's miraculous year : five papers that changed the face of physics
Alternative Names
John Stachel American physicist

John Stachel Amerikaans natuurkundige

John Stachel amerikansk fysikar

John Stachel amerikansk fysiker

John Stachel físico estadounidense

John Stachel US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

Stachel, J.

Stachel, J. J.

Stachel, J. J. 1928-

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

Stachel, John.

Stachel, John 1928-

Stachel, John J.

スタチェル, ジョン

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