WorldCat Identities

Longair, Malcolm

Works: 6 works in 12 publications in 3 languages and 371 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB806, 523.11
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Malcolm Longair
Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics by Malcolm Longair( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for advanced undergraduates, physicists, and historians and philosophers of physics, this book tells the story of the development of our understanding of quantum phenomena through the extraordinary years of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Rather than following the standard axiomatic approach, this book adopts a historical perspective, explaining clearly and authoritatively how pioneers such as Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Pauli and Dirac developed the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and merged them into a coherent theory, and why the mathematical infrastructure of quantum mechanics has to be as complex as it is. The author creates a compelling narrative, providing a remarkable example of how physics and mathematics work in practice. The book encourages an enhanced appreciation of the interaction between mathematics, theory and experiment, helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the development and content of quantum mechanics than any other text at this level"--
Forecasting in urban and regional planning : a report to the Planning Committee of the SSRC by D. T Cross( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makrosvět, mikrosvět a lidská mysl( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxwell's enduring legacy by Malcolm Longair( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The large, the small and human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Our evolving universe by M. S Longair( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provides background information for understanding astronomical discoveries and discusses the sun and the stars, quasars and related phenomena, black holes, galaxies, the expanding universe, dark matter, the Big Bang, and related topics
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.46 for Our evolvi ... to 0.99 for Makrosvět ...)

The large, the small and human mind
English (9)

German (1)

Czech (1)