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Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst) 1907-1995

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Works: 186 works in 753 publications in 11 languages and 11,329 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Creator
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Quantum theory of solids by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

86 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book develops the subject from the basic principles of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a single statement of the ideas underlying the various approximations that have to be used and care is taken to separate sound arguments from conjecture."--Book cover
The laws of nature by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

61 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in 8 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Výklad hlavních zákonitostí procesů neživé hmoty s přehledem současných vědomostí o její stavbě, zpracovaný pro nejširší veřejnost, takže matematický aparát je omezen na minimum
Surprises in theoretical physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic histories by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More surprises in theoretical physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and problems of theoretical physics. In honour of R.E. Peierls by J. E Bowcock( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected scientific papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls : with commentary by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of the major scientific papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls (1907-95), including the Peierls-Frisch Memoranda of 1940 on the feasibility, and the predicted human effects, of an atomic bomb made of uranium-235. His papers range widely in topic. They include much on the fundamentals of solid state physics, the thermal and electric conductivity of materials as a function of temperature T (especially T→0), the interpretation of the de Haas-van Alphen effect observed for a metal in a magnetic field, and the basics of transport theory. Many are on problems in statistical mechanics, including his constructive paper demonstrating the existence of a phase transition for Ising's model for a two-dimensional ferromagnet. In nuclear physics, they include the first calculations (with Bethe) on the photo-disintegration of the deuteron (made in response to a challenge by Chadwick), the Kapur-Peierls theory of resonance phenomena in nuclear reactions, the Bohr-Peierls-Placzek continuum model for complex nuclei (which first explained the narrow resonances observed for low energy neutrons incident on very heavy nuclei), and the Peierls-Thouless variational approach to collective phenomena in nuclei. Several of Peierls's wartime papers, now declassified, are here published for the first time. Brief commentaries on most of the papers in this book were added by Peierls, to indicate subsequent developments and their relationship with other work, or to correct errors found later on. A complete bibliography of his writings is given as an appendix
A perspective of physics : selections from 1976 Comments on Modern Physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic energy by J. L Crammer( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1959 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bethe-Peierls correspondence by Hans A Bethe( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the correspondence between Hans Bethe and Rudolf Peierls, two first-rate scientists who made important contributions to 20th century physics. The document collection is of great significance for our understanding of 20th century physics, but it also illustrates many interesting political and social aspects such as the life of émigré scientists from Nazi-Germany on both sides of the Atlantic and the political activities of nuclear scientists after the development of the atomic bomb. Furthermore, the letters exchanged between Bethe and Peierls facilitate the appreciation of information transfer between Europe and the US and they shed light on mechanisms of higher education and academic research. Spanning almost seven decades, this almost uninterrupted correspondence is a unique source of 20th century history
Sur une forme plus restrictive des relations d'incertitude d'après mm. Landau et Peierls by Louis de Broglie( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Wellenmechanik by Louis de Broglie( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Naturgesetze : der Bau der Materie und seine Gesetzmäßigkeit by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in German and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Course of theoretical physics by L. D Landau( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear physics : (1929-1952) by Niels Bohr( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

``Nuclear Physics'' deals with Bohr's work on nuclear physics which began in the pre-1932 days with his thinking deeply, but inconclusively about the seeming contradictions then presented by the evidence about the nucleus. In 1936, Bohr recognised and described the insights provided by neutron scattering experiments; the excitement of this new understanding and its extension and consolidation occupied much of the subsequent years. In 1939, he was again first in understanding the essential features of the newly discovered phenomenon of fission, applying successfully the point of view of nuclear reactions which he had developed over the past three years. Later, in 1949-50, he was impressed by the success of the nuclear shell model, which on the face of it seemed hard to reconcile with the picture of the closely interacting nucleons which he had pioneered in 1936. Bohr put much effort into clarifying this paradox
Sur une forme plus restrictive des relations d'incertitude by Louis de Broglie( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird of passage : recollections of a physicist by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de Britse natuurkundige van Duitse origine
Sir Rudolf Peierls : selected private and scientific correspondence by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence with his parents, his wife, the Russian-born physicist Genia Kannegieser, life-long friends such as Hans Bethe, and many great physicists, including Wolfgang Pauli, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Lev Landau, and George Placzek, to name but a few." "The second volume, which covers the years 1945 to 1995, contains fascinating documents from the early postwar period, when Peierls, like many of his colleagues elsewhere, attempted to rebuild academic life in the aftermath of the Second World War. Materials from the 1950s provide evidence for the significance of the research undertaken by Peierls' group at Birmingham, and for the positive impact of his determined implementation of international exchange on the development of theoretical physics. Later documents illustrate the role played by Peierls in nuclear disarmament, and as a link between East and West through his own personal contacts and within international organisations such as the Pugwash Movement. The extensive
A Breadth of physics : the proceedings of the Peierls 80th birthday symposium, Oxford University, 27 June 1987 by Peierls 80th Birthday Symposium( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Surprises in theoretical physicsAtomic historiesMore surprises in theoretical physicsSelected scientific papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls : with commentaryThe Bethe-Peierls correspondenceNuclear physics : (1929-1952)Sir Rudolf Peierls : selected private and scientific correspondence