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Jammer, Max

Overview
Works: 46 works in 392 publications in 10 languages and 9,846 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: CT788.W66, 530.1
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Most widely held works by Max Jammer
Concepts of space : the history of theories of space in physics by Max Jammer( Book )

107 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical surveys of the concept of space consider Judeo-Christian ideas, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, and more. This scholarly work features numerous original quotations and bibliographical references, including original-language excerpts and translations from ancient Greek, German, French, and Russian. Einstein's Foreword adds immense value. "Admirably compact and swiftly paced style."--Philosophy of Science
The conceptual development of quantum mechanics by Max Jammer( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of mass : in classical and modern physics by Max Jammer( Book )

54 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and critical analysis based on a broad physical, historical, and philosophical study
Einstein and religion : physics and theology by Max Jammer( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The philosophy of religion and the quest for spiritual truth preoccupied Albert Einstein - so much that it has been said "one might suspect he was a disguised theologian." Nevertheless, the literature on the life and work of Einstein, extensive as it is, does not provide an adequate account of his religious conception and sentiments. Only fragmentarily known, Einstein's ideas about religion have been often distorted both by atheists and by religious groups eager to claim him as one of their own. But what exactly was Einstein's religious credo? In this book, the distinguished physicist and philosopher Max Jammer offers an unbiased and well-documented answer to this question."--Jacket
Concepts of force; a study in the foundations of dynamics by Max Jammer( Book )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of quantum mechanics; the interpretations of quantum mechanics in historical perspective by Max Jammer( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of simultaneity : from antiquity to Einstein and beyond by Max Jammer( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Jammer's Concepts of Simultaneity presents a comprehensive, accessible account of the historical development of an important and controversial concept--which played a critical role in initiating modern theoretical physics--from the days of Egyptian hieroglyphs through to Einstein's work in 1905, and beyond. Beginning with the use of the concept of simultaneity in ancient Egypt and in the Bible, the study discusses its role in Greek and medieval philosophy as well as its significance in Newtonian physics and in the ideas of Leibniz, Kant, and other classical philosophers. The central theme of Jammer's presentation is a critical analysis of the use of this concept by philosophers of science, like Poincare, and its significant role in inaugurating modern theoretical physics in Einstein's special theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the philosophical problem of whether the notion of distant simultaneity presents a factual reality or only a hypothetical convention. The study concludes with an analysis of simultaneity's importance in general relativity and quantum mechanics."--Publisher's website
Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy by Max Jammer( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book begins with an analysis of the persistent difficulties of defining inertial mass in a noncircular manner and discusses the related question of whether mass is an observational or a theoretical concept. It then studies the notion of mass in special relativity and the delicate problem of whether the relativistic rest mass is the only legitimate notion of mass and whether it is identical with the classical (Newtonian) mass. This is followed by a critical analysis of the different derivations of the famous mass-energy relationship E=mc[superscript 2] and its conflicting interpretations
Einstein und die Religion by Max Jammer( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts d'espace : une histoire des théories de l'espace en physique by Max Jammer( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toldot ha-madaʻ : mavo le-toldot ha-maḥashavah ha-madaʻit le-min reshitah ṿe-ʻad bisus ha-madaʻ he-ḥadash by Max Jammer( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 1965 in Hebrew and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein and the ether by Ludwik Kostro( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein e a religião : física e teologia by Max Jammer( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ėvoljucija ponjatij kvantovoj mechaniki by Max Jammer( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikara no gainen( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toldot ha-madaʻ : hitpatḥut ha-maḥashavah ha-madaʻit u-visus ha-madaʻ he-ḥadash by Max Jammer( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryōshi rikigakushi( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryōshi rikigaku( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space by Max Jammer( )

in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of Space The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition by Max Jammer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the concept of space is of fundamental importance in both physics and philosophy, until the publication of this book, the idea of space had never been treated in terms of its historical development. It remained for Dr. Jammer, noted scholar and historian of science, to trace the evolution of the idea of space in this comprehensive, thought-provoking study. The focus of the book is on physical, rather than metaphysical, ideas of space; however, philosophical or theological speculations are discussed when relevant. The author has also given special attention to the cultural settings in
 
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Einstein and religion : physics and theology
Alternative Names
Džemmer, M.

Džemmer, Maks.

Džemmer, Maks 1915-2010

Dzhemmer, Maks

Jammer, Moshe

Jammer, Moshe 1915-2010

Jammer Moshe Max 1915-2010

Max Jammer

Max Jammer Fsico israelense e filsofo da fsica

Max Jammer Israeli physicist and philosopher of physics

Max Jammer israelischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Yamer Maqs 1915-2010

Yamer Mošeh 1915-2010

Джеммер, Макс

Макс Джеммер

יאמר, משה בן שלמה

ימר מקס 1915-2010

ימר, משה

ימר משה 1915-2010

マックス・ヤンマー

ヤンマー, M.

ヤンマー, マックス

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Concepts of mass : in classical and modern physicsEinstein and religion : physics and theologyConcepts of force; a study in the foundations of dynamicsConcepts of simultaneity : from antiquity to Einstein and beyondConcepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophyEinstein and the ether