Lipkin, Harry J.
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Works:  44 works in 217 publications in 4 languages and 4,449 library holdings 

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Harry J Lipkin
Lie groups for pedestrians by
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51 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
According to the author of this concise, highlevel study, physicists often shy away from group theory, perhaps because they are unsure which parts of the subject belong to the physicist and which belong to the mathematician. However, it is possible for physicists to understand and use many techniques which have a group theoretical basis without necessarily understanding all of group theory. This book is designed to familiarize physicists with those techniques. Specifically, the author aims to show how the wellknown methods of angular momentum algebra can be extended to treat other Lie groups, with examples illustrating the application of the method. Chapters cover such topics as a simple example of isospin; the group SU3 and its application to elementary particles; the threedimensional harmonic oscillator; algebras of operators which change the number of particles; permutations; bookkeeping and Young diagrams; and the groups SU4, SU6, and SU12, an introduction to groups of higher rank. Four appendices provide additional valuable data
51 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
According to the author of this concise, highlevel study, physicists often shy away from group theory, perhaps because they are unsure which parts of the subject belong to the physicist and which belong to the mathematician. However, it is possible for physicists to understand and use many techniques which have a group theoretical basis without necessarily understanding all of group theory. This book is designed to familiarize physicists with those techniques. Specifically, the author aims to show how the wellknown methods of angular momentum algebra can be extended to treat other Lie groups, with examples illustrating the application of the method. Chapters cover such topics as a simple example of isospin; the group SU3 and its application to elementary particles; the threedimensional harmonic oscillator; algebras of operators which change the number of particles; permutations; bookkeeping and Young diagrams; and the groups SU4, SU6, and SU12, an introduction to groups of higher rank. Four appendices provide additional valuable data
Quantum mechanics; new approaches to selected topics by
Harry J Lipkin(
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47 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed as excellent (Nature) and very original and refreshing (Physics Today), this collection of selfcontained studies is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its broad selection of topics includes the Mössbauer effect, manybody quantum mechanics, scattering theory, Feynman diagrams, and relativistic quantum mechanics. Author Harry J. Lipkin, a wellknown teacher at Israel's Weizmann Institute, takes an unusual approach by introducing many interesting physical problems and mathematical techniques at a much earlier point than in conventional texts. This method enables students to observe the physical implications and useful applications of quantum theory before mastering the formalism in detail, and it provides them with new mathematical tools at an earlier stage for use in subsequent problems
47 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed as excellent (Nature) and very original and refreshing (Physics Today), this collection of selfcontained studies is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its broad selection of topics includes the Mössbauer effect, manybody quantum mechanics, scattering theory, Feynman diagrams, and relativistic quantum mechanics. Author Harry J. Lipkin, a wellknown teacher at Israel's Weizmann Institute, takes an unusual approach by introducing many interesting physical problems and mathematical techniques at a much earlier point than in conventional texts. This method enables students to observe the physical implications and useful applications of quantum theory before mastering the formalism in detail, and it provides them with new mathematical tools at an earlier stage for use in subsequent problems
Beta decay for pedestrians by
Harry J Lipkin(
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23 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "pedestrian approach" was developed to describe some essentially simple experimental results and their theoretical implications in plain language. In this graduatelevel text, Harry J. Lipkin presents simply, but without oversimplification, the aspects of beta decay that can be understood without reference to the formal theory; that is, the reactions that follow directly from conservation laws and elementary quantum mechanics. The pedestrian treatment is neither a substitute for a complete treatment nor a watereddown version. Its derivation of results obtainable without the formal theory makes these results more understandable and less mysterious to those who have neither the time nor the inclination to master the details of the theory. On the other hand, those already acquainted with the formal theory will find in the pedestrian treatment a clear distinction between results dependent on the specific assumptions underlying the formal theory and those independent of these assumptions, which follow from simple general principles. Since peculiar experimental results are an everpresent possibility, it is always useful to have a simple method of evaluating challenges to theoretical assumptions or approximations
23 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "pedestrian approach" was developed to describe some essentially simple experimental results and their theoretical implications in plain language. In this graduatelevel text, Harry J. Lipkin presents simply, but without oversimplification, the aspects of beta decay that can be understood without reference to the formal theory; that is, the reactions that follow directly from conservation laws and elementary quantum mechanics. The pedestrian treatment is neither a substitute for a complete treatment nor a watereddown version. Its derivation of results obtainable without the formal theory makes these results more understandable and less mysterious to those who have neither the time nor the inclination to master the details of the theory. On the other hand, those already acquainted with the formal theory will find in the pedestrian treatment a clear distinction between results dependent on the specific assumptions underlying the formal theory and those independent of these assumptions, which follow from simple general principles. Since peculiar experimental results are an everpresent possibility, it is always useful to have a simple method of evaluating challenges to theoretical assumptions or approximations
Andrei Sakharov : quarks and the structure of matter by
Harry J Lipkin(
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13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1980, the Cold War was in full bloom. The Soviet father of the hydrogen bomb and Nobel Peace Laureate turned dissident physicist, Andrei Sakharov, had been exiled to Gorki by the Soviet authorities. Called "senile" and under heavy Soviet censorship, Sakharov had a hard time communicating his latest scientific results to readers outside of Gorki. Some smuggled results reached the author, Harry Lipkin, who then realized that he and Sakharov were both pioneers in a new revolution on our understanding the structure of matter. The particle physics community had resisted their revelation that the
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1980, the Cold War was in full bloom. The Soviet father of the hydrogen bomb and Nobel Peace Laureate turned dissident physicist, Andrei Sakharov, had been exiled to Gorki by the Soviet authorities. Called "senile" and under heavy Soviet censorship, Sakharov had a hard time communicating his latest scientific results to readers outside of Gorki. Some smuggled results reached the author, Harry Lipkin, who then realized that he and Sakharov were both pioneers in a new revolution on our understanding the structure of matter. The particle physics community had resisted their revelation that the
Proceedings of the Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure, held at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, September
814, 1957 by
Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure(
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26 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Rehovoth conference on nuclear structure, held at the Weizmann institute of science, Rehovoth, Sept. 814,
1957 by Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure(
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2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quarks for pedestrians by
Harry J Lipkin(
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5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechanics of biological systems and materials, Volume 5 Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied
Mechanics by Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics(
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1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strong QCD enhancement of CP violation in charmed meson decays? by
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2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nuclear structure : proceedings of the Rehovoth conference on nuclear structure held at the Weizmann Institute of Science by International Conference on Nuclear Structure(
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2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle East for pedestrians : a collection of letters written before, during and after the Yom Kippur War by
Harry J Lipkin(
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2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure, held at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, September
814, 1957, under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics by Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure(
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1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the Weizmann Institute Nuclear Physics by
Harry J Lipkin(
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3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scattering of positrons and electrons by nuclei by
Harry J Lipkin(
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2 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scattering at 57.9 deg of one million volt electrons and positrons by thin foils has been investigated experimentally from two points of view: (1) to compare the cross section for elastic nuclear scattering of positrons with that of electrons, and (2) to look for inelastically scattered electrons which have suffered large energy losses. The first is of interest because theory predicts a large difference between positron and electron nuclear scattering resulting from spin orbit coupling. The second is of interest because there have been many experimental reports of such inelastic scattering but no satisfactory theoretical reason for the effect. Values were obtained for the ratio of the electron scattering cross section to that of positrons at three different energies in the one million volt region for foils of platinum and copper. The results were in rough agreement with theoretical predictions, with a consistent deviation which may be attributed to the failure of the theory to include the effects of screening. The investigation of inelastic scattering failed to observe any effect in foils of aluminum, copper, platinum and lead. (Author)
2 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scattering at 57.9 deg of one million volt electrons and positrons by thin foils has been investigated experimentally from two points of view: (1) to compare the cross section for elastic nuclear scattering of positrons with that of electrons, and (2) to look for inelastically scattered electrons which have suffered large energy losses. The first is of interest because theory predicts a large difference between positron and electron nuclear scattering resulting from spin orbit coupling. The second is of interest because there have been many experimental reports of such inelastic scattering but no satisfactory theoretical reason for the effect. Values were obtained for the ratio of the electron scattering cross section to that of positrons at three different energies in the one million volt region for foils of platinum and copper. The results were in rough agreement with theoretical predictions, with a consistent deviation which may be attributed to the failure of the theory to include the effects of screening. The investigation of inelastic scattering failed to observe any effect in foils of aluminum, copper, platinum and lead. (Author)
Models of multiquark states by
Harry J Lipkin(
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The success of simple constituent quark models in singlehardon physics and their failure in multiquark physics is discussed, emphasizing the relation between meson and baryon spectra, hidden color and the color matrix, breakup decay modes, coupled channels, and hadronhadron interactions via flipping and tunneling of flux tubes. Modelindependent predictions for possible multiquark bound states are considered and the most promising candidates suggested. A quark approach to baryonbaryon interactions is discussed
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The success of simple constituent quark models in singlehardon physics and their failure in multiquark physics is discussed, emphasizing the relation between meson and baryon spectra, hidden color and the color matrix, breakup decay modes, coupled channels, and hadronhadron interactions via flipping and tunneling of flux tubes. Modelindependent predictions for possible multiquark bound states are considered and the most promising candidates suggested. A quark approach to baryonbaryon interactions is discussed
Quarks and the spin of the proton for pedestrians by
Harry J Lipkin(
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics 1959 lecture notes by
Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics(
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1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two volumes of lecture notes from the 1959 Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics. Courses taught by Francis Low, Julian Schwinger, E.C.G. Sudarshan, Leon Cooper, K. Huang, and H.J. Lipkin. Notes by W. Mills, A. Kaufman, J.C. Childress, Z. Fried, K. Huang, and M. Turoff. With courses on quantum theory of scattering, field theoretic methods, weak interactions, theory of superconductivity, hard sphere bose gas and liquid helium, and collective motion in manyparticle systems
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two volumes of lecture notes from the 1959 Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics. Courses taught by Francis Low, Julian Schwinger, E.C.G. Sudarshan, Leon Cooper, K. Huang, and H.J. Lipkin. Notes by W. Mills, A. Kaufman, J.C. Childress, Z. Fried, K. Huang, and M. Turoff. With courses on quantum theory of scattering, field theoretic methods, weak interactions, theory of superconductivity, hard sphere bose gas and liquid helium, and collective motion in manyparticle systems
Delta, iota and other meson spectroscopies by
Harry J Lipkin(
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Quarks for pedestrians by
Harry J Lipkin(
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The structure of matter by
Harry J Lipkin(
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1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Sakharov, Andreĭ 19211989
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 Brauns, Günter
 Tolmačeva, V. V.
 Institut Weizmann des sciences (Rehovot, Israël) Editor
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Beta decay Beta rays Cooper, Leon N.(Leon Neil), Field theory (Physics) Group theory Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Israel IsraelArab War (1973) Lie algebras Lie groups Lipkin, Harry J Liquid helium Low, Francis E.(Francis Eugene), Nuclear physics Nuclear physicsResearch Nuclear reactions Nuclear shell theory Nuclear structure Particles (Nuclear physics) Physicists PhysicsStudy and teaching Quantum theory Quarks Radioactivity Research institutes Sakharov, A. N.(Andreĭ Nikolaevich), Sakharov, Andreĭ, Scattering (Physics) Schwinger, Julian, Soviet Union Spectrum analysis Superconductivity Weak interactions (Nuclear physics)
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