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Jammer, Max

Overview
Works: 48 works in 377 publications in 10 languages and 9,671 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: CT788.W66, 530.11
Publication Timeline
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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 )
104 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,070 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 )
31 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concepts of simultaneity from antiquity to Einstein and beyond by Max Jammer( )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,229 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
Einstein and religion : physics and theology by Max Jammer( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,135 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 )
57 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concepts of mass : in classical and modern physics by Max Jammer( Book )
34 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprehensive and critical analysis based on a broad physical, historical, and philosophical study
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 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy by Max Jammer( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jammer then devotes a chapter to the distinction between inertial and gravitational mass and to the various versions of the so-called equivalance principle with which Newton initiated his Principia but which also became the starting point of Einstein's general relativity, which supersedes Newtonian physics. The book concludes with a presentation of recently proposed global and local dynamical theories of the origin and nature of mass."--Jacket
Der Begriff der Masse in der Physic by Max Jammer( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 64 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
Ėvoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠a︡ poni︠a︡tiĭ kvantovoĭ mekhaniki by Max Jammer( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in Russian 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
Ėvoljucija ponjatij kvantovoj mechaniki by Max Jammer( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in Russian 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
Ryoshi rikigakushi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ponjatie massy v klassičeskoj i sovremennoj fizike = Concepts of mass in classical and modern physics [russ.] by Max Jammer( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Džemmer, M.
Džemmer, Maks.
Džemmer, Maks 1915-2010
Dzhemmer, Maks
Jammer, Moshe
Jammer, Moshe 1915-2010
Jammer Moshe Max 1915-2010
Yamer Maqs 1915-2010
Yamer Mošeh 1915-2010
יאמר, משה בן שלמה
ימר מקס 1915-2010
ימר, משה
ימר משה 1915-2010
ヤンマー, M.
ヤンマー, マックス
Languages
English (240)
German (38)
Italian (30)
Japanese (9)
Hebrew (7)
Russian (5)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Portuguese (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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