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Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date February 1, 1998
Pages 124
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521583824
ISBN-10 0521583829
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $54.99
Other format details university press
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Offers the addresses given at a Westminster Abbey ceremony honoring the British physicist, which discuss his life, his character and its effect on his work, and his discoveries in quantum theory, antimatter, and related fields (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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, originally presented on the occasion of the dedication ceremony for a plaque honoring Dirac in Westminster Abbey, give a unique insight into the relationship between Dirac's character and his scientific achievements. The text begins with the dedication address given by Stephen Hawking at the ceremony. Then Abraham Pais describes Dirac as a person and his approach to his work. Maurice Jacob explains how Dirac was led to introduce the concept of antimatter, and its central role in modern particle physics and cosmology. This is followed by David Olive's account of the origin and enduring influence of Dirac's work on magnetic monopoles. Finally, Sir Michael Atiyah explains the deep and widespread significance of the Dirac equation in mathematics.

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