Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work

Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work

by Abraham Pais, Maurice Jacob, David I. Olive, Michael F. Atiyah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521583829

ISBN-13: 9780521583824

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book will be of interest to physicists and historians of science. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was one of the founders of quantum theory. He is numbered alongside Newton, Maxwell and Einstein as one of the greatest physicists of all time. Together the lectures in this volume, presented on the occasion of the dedication ceremony for a plaque commemorating Dirac in…  See more details below

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This book will be of interest to physicists and historians of science. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was one of the founders of quantum theory. He is numbered alongside Newton, Maxwell and Einstein as one of the greatest physicists of all time. Together the lectures in this volume, presented on the occasion of the dedication ceremony for a plaque commemorating Dirac in Westminster Abbey, give a unique insight into the relationship between Dirac's character and his scientific achievements. Four lectures given by internationally respected physicists, Abraham Pais, Maurice Jacob, David Olive and Sir Michael Atiyah follow the text of the dedication address given by Stephen Hawking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583824
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Dirac Memorial Address
1Paul Dirac: aspects of his life and work1
2Antimatter46
3The monopole88
4The Dirac equation and geometry108

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