Schwartz, Melvin 19322006
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Works:  9 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 986 library holdings 

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Melvin Schwartz
 A Nobel prize for the twoneutrino experiment by M. Mitchell Waldrop( Book )
 Stanford University, Department of Physics, records by Stanford University( )
 Department of Physics Historical records by Columbia University( )
 Stanford University, Department of Physics, lectures by Stanford University( )
 "Science and man : a roundtable discussion with the 1988 Nobel Prize science laureates" and Annette Boman( )
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Melvin Schwartz
Principles of electrodynamics by
Melvin Schwartz(
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28 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unlike most textbooks on electromagnetic theory, which treat electricity, magnetism, Coulomb's law and Faraday's law as almost independent subjects within the framework of the theory, this wellwritten text takes a relativistic point of view in which electric and magnetic fields are really different aspects of the same physical quantity. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this volume offers a superb exposition of the essential unity of electromagnetism in its natural , relativistic framework while demonstrating the powerful constraint of relativistic invariance. It will be seen that all electromagnetism follows from electrostatics and from the requirement for the simplest laws allowable under the relativistic constraint. By means of these insights, the author hopes to encourage students to think about theories as yet undeveloped and to see this model as useful in other areas of physics. After an introductory chapter establishing the mathematical background of the subject and a survey of some new mathematical ideas, the author reviews the principles of electrostatics. He then introduces Einstein's special theory of relativity and applies it throughout the rest of the book. Topics treated range from Gauss's theorem, Coulomb's law, the Faraday effect and Fresnel's equations to multiple expansion of the radiation field , interference and diffraction, waveguides and cavities and electric and magnetic susceptibility. Carefully selected problems at the end of each chapter invite readers to test their grasp of the material. Professor Schwartz received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught physics there and at Stanford University. He is perhaps best known for his experimental research in the field of highenergy physics and was a codiscoverer of the muontype neutrino in 1962. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger
28 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unlike most textbooks on electromagnetic theory, which treat electricity, magnetism, Coulomb's law and Faraday's law as almost independent subjects within the framework of the theory, this wellwritten text takes a relativistic point of view in which electric and magnetic fields are really different aspects of the same physical quantity. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this volume offers a superb exposition of the essential unity of electromagnetism in its natural , relativistic framework while demonstrating the powerful constraint of relativistic invariance. It will be seen that all electromagnetism follows from electrostatics and from the requirement for the simplest laws allowable under the relativistic constraint. By means of these insights, the author hopes to encourage students to think about theories as yet undeveloped and to see this model as useful in other areas of physics. After an introductory chapter establishing the mathematical background of the subject and a survey of some new mathematical ideas, the author reviews the principles of electrostatics. He then introduces Einstein's special theory of relativity and applies it throughout the rest of the book. Topics treated range from Gauss's theorem, Coulomb's law, the Faraday effect and Fresnel's equations to multiple expansion of the radiation field , interference and diffraction, waveguides and cavities and electric and magnetic susceptibility. Carefully selected problems at the end of each chapter invite readers to test their grasp of the material. Professor Schwartz received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught physics there and at Stanford University. He is perhaps best known for his experimental research in the field of highenergy physics and was a codiscoverer of the muontype neutrino in 1962. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger
The neutrinos by
Melvin Schwartz(
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3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The neurtinos by
Melvin Schwartz(
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1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Propane bubble chamber study of the reaction [rho] + p [sigma] + K At 1.3 Bev by
Melvin Schwartz(
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1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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American Physical Society Bloch, Felix, Bohr, Aage Bohr, Niels, Bragg, William Henry, CaliforniaLos Alamos Cooper, Leon N.(Leon Neil), Cyclotrons Debye, Peter J. W.(Peter Josef William), Deisenhofer, Johann Ehrenfest, Paul, Electrodynamics Elion, Gertrude B Fetter, Alexander L., Fitch, Val L., GellMann, Murray Hahn, Otto, Harrison, Walter A.(Walter Ashley), Kusch, Polykarp, Lamb, Willis E.(Willis Eugene), Langmuir, Irving, Lederman, Leon M Lorentz, H. A.(Hendrik Antoon), Lummer, O.(Otto), Manhattan Project (Organization) Neutrinos Nobel Conference Nobel Prizes Nobel Prize winners Peccei, Roberto Pegram, George Braxton, Perrin, Jean, Physics PhysicsStudy and teaching Propane Pupin, Michael, Rabi, I. I.(Isidor Isaac), Rubbia, Carlo, Schwartz, Melvin, Schwinger, Julian, Serber, R.(Robert) Sommerfeld, Arnold, Stanford University.Department of Physics Steinberger, J Universities and collegesAlumni and alumnae Universities and collegesFaculty Wagoner, Robert V Walecka, John Dirk, Wien, W.(Wilhelm), Yukawa, Hideki,
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Melvin Schwartz American experimental physicist
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