Physical Reality and Mathematical Description

  • Charles P. Enz
  • Jagdish Mehra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Art, History and Philosopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. André Mercier
      Pages 3-21
    3. P. Speziali
      Pages 22-36
    4. Jagdish Mehra
      Pages 37-46
    5. C.F. von Weizsacker
      Pages 48-90
    6. David Finkelstein
      Pages 91-99
    7. Sidney D. Drell
      Pages 111-123
    8. Charles P. Enz
      Pages 124-132
  3. Mathematical Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. E.R. Gerelle, R.J. Greechie, F.R. Miller
      Pages 169-192
    3. P.A. Rejto
      Pages 202-225
    4. A. Lenard
      Pages 226-233
    5. R. Ascoli, G. Teppati, C. Garola, L. Solombrino
      Pages 239-251
  4. Scattering Theory and Field Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Karl Gustafson
      Pages 277-285
    3. Roger G. Newton, Roman Shtokhamer
      Pages 286-312
    4. I. Zinnes
      Pages 321-330
    5. L.P. Horwitz
      Pages 331-356
    6. Gordon N. Fleming
      Pages 357-374
    7. R.F. Streater
      Pages 375-386
    8. J. Leite Lopes
      Pages 403-447
    9. E.C.G. Stueckelberg de Breidenbach
      Pages 448-452
  5. Quantum Theory and Statistical Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. B. Misra
      Pages 455-476
    3. Wesley E. Brittin, Arthur Y. Sakakura
      Pages 494-500
    4. Elliot W. Montroll
      Pages 501-508
    5. Erdal Inönü
      Pages 533-540
    6. G. Béné, B. Borcard, M. Guenin, E. Hiltbrand, C. Piron, R. Séchehaye
      Pages 541-552

About this book


This collection of essays is intended as a tribute to Josef Maria Jauch on his sixtieth birthd~. Through his scientific work Jauch has justly earned an honored name in the community of theo­ retical physicists. Through his teaching and a long line of dis­ tinguished collaborators he has put an imprint on modern mathema­ tical physics. A number of Jauch's scientific collaborators, friends and admirers have contributed to this collection, and these essays reflect to some extent Jauch's own wide interests in the vast do­ main of theoretical physics. Josef Maria Jauch was born on 20 September 1914, the son of Josef Alois and Emma (nee Conti) Jauch, in Lucerne, Switzerland. Love of science was aroused in him early in his youth. At the age of twelve he came upon a popular book on astronomy, and an exam­ ple treated in this book mystified him. It was stated that if a planet travels around a centre of Newtonian attraction with a pe­ riod T, and if that planet were stopped and left to fall into the centre from any point of the circular orbit, it would arrive at the centre in the time T/I32. Young Josef puzzled about this for several months until he made his first scientific discovery : that this result could be derived from Kepler's third law in a quite elementary way.


Cross section Potential mathematical physics mechanics scattering theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles P. Enz
    • 1
  • Jagdish Mehra
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Instituts Internationaux de Physique et de Chimie (Solvay)Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2276-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2274-3
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