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

Works: 175 works in 538 publications in 10 languages and 10,002 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  History 
Subject Headings: Physicists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, ed, Creator
Classifications: QC20, 530.1
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Quantum theory of solids by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

70 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 1,043 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 )

57 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 1,016 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 )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic histories by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 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 )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 123 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
Atomic energy by J. L Crammer( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 1959 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur une forme plus restrictive des relations d'incertitude d'après mm. Landau et Peierls by Louis de Broglie( Book )

5 editions published in 1932 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a document selection which is of great significance for our understanding of 20th century physics, in particular for the early history of quantum mechanics, information transfer between Europe and the US, and for many post-war developments in the history of physics. The documents are unique in both scope and completeness
A perspective of physics : selections from 1976 Comments on Modern Physics by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction à l'étude de la mécanique ondulatoire by Louis de Broglie( Book )

4 editions published in 1929 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1959 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works by Niels Bohr( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a natural emphasis on his scientific contributions, this limited edition set documents all aspects of Bohr's life and work. Each of the twelve volumes is introduced and edited by a physicist or scholar with particular knowledge of the subject in question and as a bonus a supplementary index volume has now been prepared for the whole set. All volumes are illustrated with rare photos, and Bohr's publications are supplemented with carefully selected manuscripts and correspondence documenting the background for his work and his milieu. The Niels Bohr Collected Works constitute a unique resource for collectors and anyone interested in the history of science, and adds up to a fascinating story of the political dedication and social responsibility of one of the major scientists of the twentieth century. - Provides the only comprehensive reference on Niels Bohr's life and work including previously unpublished personal documents - Special limited edition, individually numbered sets for collectors and scientists - Presents an opportunity to purchase and/or access the content of all of the volumes with a newly added cumulative subject index volume - Published in agreement with and supported by the official Niels Bohr Archive in Denmark
Collected works 1929-1952 by Niels Bohr( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 31 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
Bird of passage : recollections of a physicist by Rudolf E Peierls( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de Britse natuurkundige van Duitse origine
Shock hydrodynamics and blast waves by Hans A Bethe( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 6 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 correspondenceCollected worksCollected works 1929-1952