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Statistical Mechanics
John Wiley & Sons, New York 1940 - Xi, 495 Pp. Maroon Cloth, Gilt. A Fine Example, With No Wear, All Gilt Brilliant, And Just Slight Aging To Pages. In The Scarce Dj,Very Light Wear, A Few Small Chips And Tears. The First Separate Publication By Nobel Prize Winner Maria Goeppert Mayer, After Journal Publications Including Some As A Co-Author With Max Born. "The Rapid Increase, In The Past Few Decades, Of Knowledge Concerning The Structure Of Molecules Has Made The Science Of Statistical Mechanics A Practical Tool For Interpreting And Correlating Experimental Data.It Is Therefore Desirable To Present This Subject In A Simple Manner In Order To Make It Easily Available To Scientists Whose Familiarity With Theoretical Physics Is Limited.We Express Our Gratitude To Professors Max Born, Karl F. Herzfeld, And Edward Teller, Who Have Read And Criticized Several Parts Of The Manuscript." A Fine Copy, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Corners. Dj With Almost No Wear, A Few Small Losses At Corners, A Very Few Short Edge Tears. Ownership Signature Of Pioneering Computer Engineer Willis H. Ware. Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 ¿ February 20, 1972) Was A German-Born American Theoretical Physicist, And Nobel Laureate In Physics For Proposing The Nuclear Shell Model Of The Atomic Nucleus. She Was The Second Female Nobel Laureate In Physics, After Marie Curie. A Graduate Of The University Of Göttingen, Goeppert Mayer Wrote Her Doctorate On The Theory Of Possible Two-Photon Absorption By Atoms. At The Time, The Chances Of Experimentally Verifying Her Thesis Seemed Remote, But The Development Of The Laser Permitted This. Today, The Unit For The Two-Photon Absorption Cross Section Is Named The Goeppert Mayer (Gm) Unit. Goeppert Mayer Married Joseph Edward Mayer, And Moved To The United States, Where He Was An Associate Professor At Johns Hopkins University. Strict Rules Against Nepotism Prevented Johns Hopkins University From Taking Her On As A Faculty Member, But She Was Given A Job As An Assistant And Published A Landmark Paper On Double Beta Decay In 1935. In 1937, She Moved To Columbia University, Where She Took An Unpaid Position. During World War Ii, She Worked For The Manhattan Project At Columbia On Isotope Separation, And With Edward Teller At The Los Alamos Laboratory On The Development Of The Teller's "Super" Bomb. After The War, Goeppert Mayer Became A Voluntary Associate Professor Of Physics At The University Of Chicago (Where Teller And Her Husband Worked) And A Senior Physicist At The Nearby Argonne National Laboratory. She Developed A Mathematical Model For The Structure Of Nuclear Shells, For Which She Was Awarded The Nobel Prize In Physics In 1963, Which She Shared With J. Hans D. Jensen And Eugene Wigner. In 1960, She Was Appointed Full Professor Of Physics At The University Of California At San Diego. Ware¿S Participation In A Classified World War Ii Project To Identify Friendly Aircraft Led The Mathematician John Von Neumann To Recruit Him To Help Develop A Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study In Princeton, N.J., In 1946. That Machine Was Not The First Digital Computer, But It Was Based On A Set Of Design Ideas Described By Dr. Von Neumann That Were Broadly Influential ¿ First On The Design Of Computers Built By Scientists Around The World, And Then On An Early Ibm Computer Known As The 701. Many Of These Concepts Are Still Visible In The Structure Of Modern Computers And Smartphones. Mr. Ware, Part Of A Small Group Of Engineers Working On That Machine, Was The First To Try To Engineer Many Of The Components That Would Become Vital To Modern Computers. His Experience In Designing High-Speed Electronic Circuits During The War Was Essential To His Work On The Computer At The Institute For Advanced Study, Said George Dyson, A Historian Of The Project. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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