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Mehra, Jagdish

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Works: 178 works in 551 publications in 3 languages and 8,750 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC173.98, 530.092
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Most widely held works about Jagdish Mehra
 
Most widely held works by Jagdish Mehra
Einstein, physics and reality by Jagdish Mehra( )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein was one of the principal founders of the quantum and relativity theories. Until 1925, when the Bose-Einstein statistics was discovered, he made great contributions to the foundations of quantum theory. However, after the discovery of quantum mechanics by Heisenberg and wave mechanics by Schrödinger, with the consequent development of the principles of uncertainty and complementarity, it would seem that Einstein's views completely changed. In his theory of the Brownian motion, Einstein had invoked the theory of probability to establish the reality of atoms and molecules; but, in
The golden age of theoretical physics by Jagdish Mehra( )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Golden Age of Theoretical Physics brings together 37 selected essays. Many of these essays were first presented as lectures at various universities in Europe and the USA, and then published as reports or articles. Their enlarged, final versions were published in the joint work of Jagdish Mehra and Helmut Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, while the other essays were published as articles in scientific journals or in edited books. Here they are published together as a tribute to the Mehra-Rechenberg collaboration sustained for several decades, and cover various aspec
The beat of a different drum : the life and science of Richard Feynman by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feynman had a unified view of physics and nature: he took the whole of nature as the arena of his science and imagination. Jagdish Mehra personally knew Feynman for thirty years. In 1980 Feynman suggested he might do what he had already done for Heisenberg, Pauli, and Dirac, that is write a definitive account of his life, science, and personality. Mehra instantly agreed and subsequently spent several weeks talking to him. After Feynman's death Mehra interviewed almost eighty people who had known him and aspects of his work. This book draws on this unique material and on Feynman's remarkable writings. It covers his childhood, his three marriages, his extraordinary range of interests. But most important, it deals with his scientific work in far greater detail than in any other biographical work on Feynman. What has emerged is a truly authoritative account of Feynman's life and achievements
The physicist's conception of nature by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
25 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enthält: Symposium on the development of the physicist's conception of nature in the twentieth century held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Miramare, Trieste, Italy, 18-25 September 1972
The historical development of quantum theory by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
44 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein, Hilbert, and the theory of gravitation : historical origins of general relativity theory by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
17 editions published between 1874 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discovery of quantum mechanics, 1925 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climbing the mountain : the scientific biography of Julian Schwinger by K. A Milton( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Julian Schwinger was one of the leading theoretical physicists of the twentieth century. His contributions are as important, and as pervasive, as those of Richard Feynman, with whom (and with Sin-itiro Tomonaga) he shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics. Yet, while Feynman is universally recognized as a cultural icon, Schwinger is little known even to many within the physics community. This biography aims to describe Schwinger's life and research contributions to a wider audience." "This biography describes the many strands of his research life, while tracing the personal life of this private and gentle genius."--Jacket
The Solvay Conferences on Physics : aspects of the development of physics since 1911 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
14 editions published in 1975 in English and Dutch and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quantum theory of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Sommerfeld : its foundation and the rise of its difficulties, 1900-1925 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quantum principle : its interpretation and epistemology by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical reality and mathematical description by Charles P Enz( Book )
12 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The formulation of matrix mechanics and its modifications, 1925-1926 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, 1925-1926 ; The reception of the new quantum mechanics, 1925-1926 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erwin Schrödinger and the rise of wave mechanics by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The completion of quantum mechanics, 1926-1941 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum Theory, together with the principles of special and general relativity, constitute a scientific revolution that has profoundly influenced the way in which we think about the universe and the fundamental forces that govern it. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of that scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning. Drawing upon such materials as the resources of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics, the Niels Bohr Archives, and the archives and scientific correspondence of the principal quantum physicists, as well as Jagdish Mehra's personal discussions over many years with most of the architects of quantum theory, the authors have written a rigorous scientific history of quantum theory in a deeply human context. This multivolume work presents a rich account of an intellectual triumph: a unique analysis of the creative scientific process. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is science, history, and biography, all wrapped in the story of a great human enterprise. Its lessons will be an aid to those working in the sciences and humanities alike
Philosophical reflections and syntheses by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the founding fathers of modern quantum physics few have contributed to our basic understanding of its concepts as much as E.P. Wigner. His articles on the epistemology of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem, and the basic role of symmetries were of fundamental importance for all subsequent work. He was also the first to discuss the concept of consciousness from the point of view of modern physics. G.G. Emch edited most of those papers and wrote a very helpful introduction into Wigner's contributions to Natural Philosophy. The book should be a gem for all those interested in the history and philosophy of science. From a review by Silvan S. Schweber in Physics Today, October 1996: "All of the essays in Volume VI are at the level of the curious nonexpert who possesses a minimal command of the quantum mechanical formalism. They are rigorous, lucid and challenging."
The historical development of quantum theory by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The birth of quantum mechanics : Werner Hisenberg Memorial Lecture delivered at the CERN Colloquium on 30 March 1976 by Jagdish Mehra( Book )
13 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (294)
Dutch (4)
German (2)
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