Part I: Physical Chemistry. Part II: Solid State Physics

  • Arthur S. Wightman

Part of the The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner book series (WIGNER, volume A / 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Physical Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nandor Balazs
      Pages 3-20
    3. A. Szegvari, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 21-25
    4. H. Mark, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 26-42
    5. M. Polanyi, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 43-48
    6. E. P. Wigner, H. Eyring
      Pages 153-156
    7. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 163-175

About this book


The fourth volume of the Collected Works is devoted to Wigner's contribution to physical chemistry, statistical mechanics and solid-state physics. In his annotation to the first part, N. Balazs clearly points out Wigner's role in early quantum chemistry and applied statistical mechanics. One corner stone was his introducing of what is now called the Wigner function, and his paper on adiabatic perturbations foreshadowed later work on Berry phases. Although few in number, Wigner's articles on solid-state physics laid the ground for the modern theory of the electronic structure of metals. W. Kohn writes about this in his annotation to Part 2 of the book and he also points out Wigner's great influence in the development of solid-state theory.


Electronic Structures of Metals Quantum Chemistry Reaction Rates Wigner Function physical chemistry solid state physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur S. Wightman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton University Joseph Henry Laboratories, Jadwin HallPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63824-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59033-7
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