WorldCat Identities

Longair, Malcolm

Works: 6 works in 18 publications in 3 languages and 81 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Malcolm Longair
Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics by Malcolm S Longair( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 34 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."
Makrosvět, mikrosvět a lidská mysl( Book )

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

Proceedings of the First International Conference on the History of Physics, Trinity College Cambridge, 4-5 September 2014 With the main focus: "Electromagnetism - the Road to Power" by Christian Theiss GmbH( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obituary: Vitaly Ginzburg (1916-2009) : Nobel-prizewinning success in physics achieved in the Soviet system by Malcolm Longair( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harmonic proportion and Palladio's 'Quattro libri' by Deborah Howard( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The discovery of pulsars and the aftermath by Malcolm Longair( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.54 for Quantum co ... to 0.99 for Makrosvět ...)

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English (14)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)