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Aspects of quantum theory / edited by Abdus Salam and E. P. Wigner.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1972.
Prepared to commemorate the 70th birthday of P.A.M. Dirac.
The twelve articles in this volume discuss various aspects of quantum mechanics that owe their origin to the work of P. A. M. Dirac. Each of the distinguished contributors reviews Dirac’s work and discusses its development in some detail. Since Dirac’s work ranged widely, the resulting volume constitutes a valuable survey of the state of quantum mechanics. A small part of the book contains personal reminiscences of Dirac in Cambridge and of his early visits to the USA and gives a historical account of the development of quantum mechanics during the decade 1924-1933, aptly termed ’the golden age of theoretical physics’.--Publisher description.
Contents: Bibliography of P. A. M. Dirac (p. xiii-xvi) -- Dirac in Cambridge / Eden, R. J. and Polkinghorne, J. C. -- Travels with Dirac in the Rockies / Van Vleck, J. H. -- The golden age of theoretical physics: P.A.M. Dirac’s scientific work from 1924 to 1933 /Mehra, J. -- Foundation of quantum field theory / Jost, R. -- The early history of the theory of the electron: 1897-1947 / Pais, A. -- The Dirac equation / Wightman, A. S. -- Fermi-Dirac statistics / Peierls, R. -- Indefinite metric in state space / Heisenberg, W. -- On bras and kets / Jauch, J. M. -- The Poisson bracket / Lanczos, C. -- La fonction [Greek letter delta] et les noyaux / Schwartz, L. -- On the Dirac magnetic poles / Amaldi, E. and Cabibbo, N. -- The fundamental constants and their time variation / Dyson, F. J. -- On the time-energy uncertainty relation / Wigner, E. P. -- The path-integral quantization of gravity / Salam, A. and Strathdee, J.
One contribution in French.
xvi, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.