Herring References

Prof. Robert B. Laughlin
Department of Physics, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

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A - General Physics

A1 - Classical Physics
A11 - Mechanics
A12 - Electromagnetism
A13 - Thermodynamics
A14 - Statistical Mechanics
A19 - Miscellaneous
A2 - Relativity and Symmetry
A3 - Quantum Physics
A31 - Basic Principles
A311 - History and Foundations
A312 - Symmetry and Conservation Laws
A313 - Scattering
A319 - Miscellaneous
A32 - Elementary Particles
A33 - Radiation Theory and Electromagnetic Fields
A34 - Quantum States
A35 - Perturbation and Approximation Methods
A36 - Special Problems
A4 - Fundamental Constants

Philosophy of Science, General

H. B. Glass, Science and Liberal Education (LSU Press, 1960).
G. D. Yarnold, The Spiritual Crisis of the Scientific Age (Macmillan, 1959).
A. Danto and S. Morgenbesser, eds., Philosophy of Science (Meridian, 1966).
H. Margenau, Open Vistas (Yale, 1961).
C. A. Coulson, Science and the Idea of God (Cambridge, 1958).
M. Polanyi, Personal Knowledge (Chicago, 1958).
E. Nagel, The Structure of Science (Harcourt Brace, 1961).
Bronowski, Science and Human Values (Harper and Row, 1965).
E. Wigner, in The Scientist Speculates (Basic, 1962).
G. Schlesinger, Method in the Physical Sciences (Routledge, 1963).
H. K. Schilling, Science and Religion (Scribner's, 1962).
P. Caws, The Philosophy of Science (Van Nostrand, 1965).
I. G. Barbour, Issues in Science and Religion (Prentis-Hall, 1966).
W. C. D. Dampier, History of Science (Cambridge, 1966).
M. Polanyi in Science as a Cultural Force, ed. H. Woolf (Johns Hopkins, 1964).
M. Bunge, Foundations of Physics (Springer, 1967).
M. Kretzschmar, Max Planck als Philosoph (Reinhardt, 1967).
H. Weyl in The Spirit and The Uses of the Mathematical Sciences, eds. T. L. Saatz and F. J. Weyl (McGraw-Hill, 1969).
W. Yourgrave and A. D. Breck, Physics, Logic and History (Plenum, 1970).
G. Holton, Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought, Kepler to Einstein (Harvard, 1973).
M. A. Kaplan, Science, Language and the Human Condition (Paragon House, 1988).
G. Radnitzky, ed, Centripetal Forces in the Sciences (Paragon House, 1965).
H. H. Bauer, Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method (Illinois, 1992).
Paul Davies, God and the New Physics (Simon and Schuster, 1983).
F. Holye, The Intelligent Universe: A New View of Creation and Evolution (Michael Joseph, 1983).
K. Popper, Popper Solutions (Princeton, 1985).
W. C. Salmon, Scientific Explanation and the Causal Status of the World (Princeton, 1985).
H. M. Collins, Changing Order (Sage, 1985).

Philosophy of Physics and Mathematics

P. Frank, "Einstein's Philosophical Science," Rev. Mod. Phys. 21, 349 (1949).
P. Frank, Between Physics and Philosophy (Harvard, 1941).
P. Frank, Modern Science and Its Philosophy (Harvard, 1949).
P. Frank, Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (Evanston, 1949).
P. Frank, Philosophy of Science (Prentice Hall, 1957).
R. B. Braithewaite, Scientific Explanations (Cambridge, 1953).
P. Duhem, Aim and Structure of Physical Theory, trans. P. P. Wiener (Princeton, 1954).
A. M. Smethurst, Modern Scientific and Christian Beliefs (Nesbit, 1955).
L. de Broglie, Physics and Microphysics, trans. M. Davidson, (Pantheon, 1955).
W. Heisenberg The Physicist's Conception of Nature (Harcourt Brace, 1958).
W. Heisenberg, "Wolfgang Paulis philosophische Auffassungen," Nature Wissenschaften 46, 661 (1959).
M. Bunge, The Place of the Causal Principle in Modern Science (Harvard, 1959).
L. Rosenfeld, "The Conceptual Structures of Physics," Nature 190, 384 (1961).
D. Bohm, Causality and Chance in Modern Physics (Van Nostrand, 1957).
L. Tisza, "The Conceptual Structure of Physics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 35, 151 (1963).
H. Ruchenbach, Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Cambridge, 1965).
R. Carnap, Philosophical Foundations of Physics (Basic, 1966).
P. Mittelstädt, Philosophische Probleme der Modernen Physik (Mannheim, 1966).
E. P. Wigner, "Are We Machines?" Proc. Am. Phil. Soc. 113, 95 (1969).
J. D. Sneed, The Logical Structure of Mathematical Physics (Rudel, 1971).
T. Bergstein, Quantum Physics and Ordinary Language (Macmillan, 1972).
J. M. Jauch, Are Quanta Real? (Indiana, 1973).
B. S. DeWitt and N. Graham, eds., The Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (Princeton, 1973).
E. Scheibe, The Logical Analysis of Quantum Mechanics (Pergamon, 1973).
M. Jammer, The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (Wiley, 1974).
J. Baggott, The Meaning of Quantum Theory (Oxford, 1992).
R. Omnes, "Consistent Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 64, 339 (1992).
J. Hilgevord, Physics and Our View of the World (Cambridge, 1994).
D. Danin, Probabilities of the Quantum World (Mir , 1983).
J. Powers, Philosophy and the New Physics (Routledge, 1982).
I. Prigogine and I. Stengers, Order out of Chaos (Bantam , 1984).
N. Herbert, Quantum Reality (Anchor, 1985).
H. J. Folse, The Philosophy of Niels Bohr (North-Holland, 1985).
N. Swartz, The Concept of Physical Law (Cambridge, 1985).
A. Fine, The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory (Chicago , 1986).
M. Redhead, Incompleteness, Nonlocality and Realism (Oxford, 1987).
I. Kanter, "Undecidability Principle and the Uncertainty Principle Even for Classical Systems," Phys. Rev. Lett 64, 332 (1990).

Elementary Physics

H. N. Swenson and J. E. Woods, Physical Science for Liberal Arts Students (Wiley, 1958).
L. D. Landau, A. J.Akhiezer and E. M. Lifschitz, General Physics, Trans. Sikes et al. (Pergamon, 1967).
P. Kleppman and R. J. Kalenkov, An Introduction to Machines (McGraw-Hill, 1973).
D. Halliday and R. Resnick, Physics for Students of Science and Engineering (Wiley, 1960).
W. E. Hazden and R. W. Pidd, Physics (Addison-Wesley, 1965).
M. Alonso and E. Finn, Fundamental University Physics (Addison-Wesley, 1967).

Elementary Surveys of Concepts of Physics

R. E. Peierls, The Laws of Nature, (Scribner's, 1956).
C. T. Chase, The Evolution of Modern Physics, (Van Nostrand, 1947).
Blin-Stoyles et al., Turning Points in Physics, (Interscience, 1959).
W. A. Blanpill, Physics, Its Structure and Evolution, (Blaisdell, 1969).
R. H. March, Physics for Poets, (McGraw-Hill, 1970).
M. S. Longair, Theoretical Concepts in Physics, (Cambridge, 1984).
G. Holton, Introduction to Concepts and Theories in Physical Science, (Princeton, 1973).
J. M. Ziman, An Introduction to Science Studies, (Cambridge, 1987).

Basic Ideas of Physics

W. H. Watson, On Understanding of Physics (Harper and Row, 1959).
W. H. Watson, Understanding Physics Today (Cambridge, 1963).
E. N. da C. Andrade, An Approach to Modern Physics (G. Bell, 1959).
Jay Orear, Fundamental Physics (Wiley, 1967).
E. M. Rogers, Physics for the Inquiring Mind (Princeton, 1960).
H. Massey, The New Age in Physics (Harper, 1960).
M. Born, The Restless Universe (Dover, 1951).
G. Holton and G. Roller, Foundations of Modern Physical Science (Addison-Wesley, 1958).
G. O. Jones, J. Rotblat and G. J. Whitron, Atoms and the Universe (Pelican, 1962).
J. B. Conant, Science and Common Sense (Yale, 1951).
V. F. Weisskopf, Knowledge and Wonder (MIT, 1962).
C. N. Yang, Elementary Particles (Princeton, 1961).
R. P. Feynman, The Feynman Lectures (Addison-Wesley, 1963).
A. Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics (McGraw-Hill, 1964).
L. B. Young, The Mystery of Matter (Oxford, 1965).
J. Jardine, Physics Is Fun (Heinemann, 1966).
V. H. Booth, Physical Science (Macmillan, 1967).
V. L. Ginzburg, Sov. Phys. Uspehki 14, 21 (1971).
M. Bunge, Philosophy of Physics (Reidel, 1973).

Relation of Physics and Mathematics

S. Wolfram, "Undecidability and Intractability in Theoretical Physics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 735 (1985).
R. Geroch, Mathematical Physics (Chicago, 1985).

History of Science

G. Sarton, A Guide to the History of Science (Chronica Botanica, 1952).
H. Butterfield, Origins of Modern Science (Simon and Schuster, 1957).
T. S. Kuhn, The Structcure of Scientific Revolutions (Chicago, 1962).
W. P. D. Wightman, The Growth of Scientific Ideas (Yale, 1951).
J. D. Bernal, Science in History (MIT, 1971).
L. R. Graham, Science in Russia and the Soviet Union (Cambridge, 1993).

History of Physics

C. Gillsepie, The Edge of Objectivity (Princeton, 1967).
C. J. Dijksterhuis, The Mechanisation of the World Picture, Trans. C. Dikshoorn (Oxford, 1961).
R. S. Shankland, "Conversations with Albert Einstein," Am. J. Phys. 31, 47 (1963).
T. M. Brown, "Resource Letter EEC-1 on the Evolution of Energy Concepts from Galileo to Helmholtz," Am. J. Phys. 33, 759 (1965).
H. A. Boorse and L. Motz, The World of the Atom (Basic, 1966).
B. L. Cline, The Questioners: Physicists and the Quantum Theory (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965).
M. J. Kline, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 1, 459 (1962).
P. Knoch, Physics Today 19, February, 23 (1966).
E. V. Shpolskii, The History of Soviet Physics (Soviet Academy of Sciences, 1967).
B. Schonland, The Atomists (Oxford, 1968).
T. S. Kuhn et al., Sources for the History of Quantum Physics (Am. Phil. Soc., 1967).
A. Hinmann, The World of the Atom (Basic, 1966).
A. Hermann, Frügeschichte der Quantentheorie (Moosbach, 1969).
L. E. Ballentine, "Einstein's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics," Am. J. Phys. 40, 1763 (1972).
D. P. Mellor, The Foundations of the Quantum Theory (Elsevier, 1971).
G. Holton, Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought (Harvard, 1973).
H. Woolf, ed., Some Strangeness in the Proportion (Addison-Wesley, 1980).
J. Mehra and H. Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory (Springer, 1982).
S. Millman, ed., A History of Science and Engineering in the Bell System (Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1983).
J. Hendry, ed., The Creation of Quantum Mechanics and Bohr-Pauli Dialogue (Reidel, 1984).
E. Segre, From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves (W. H. Freeman, 1984).
A. Pais, Inward Bound (Oxford, 1986).
J. L. Heilbron, The Dilemmas of an Upright Man (California, 1986).
R. L. Weber, Pioneers of Science (Inst. Phys., 1980).
M. Jammer, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill, 1966).
M. Phillips, Bul. APS 35, 1274 (1990).
L. Hoddeson, E. Braun, J. Tehcimann and S. Weart, Out of the Crystal Maze (Oxford, 1992).
L. Hoddeson, G. Baym and M. Eckert, "The Development of the Quantum-Mechanical Electron Theory of Metals: 1928 - 1933," Rev. Mod. Phys. 59, 287 (1984).
S. S. Schweber, QED and the Man Who Made It (Princeton, 1994).

History of Mathematics

C. B. Boyer A History of Mathematics (Wiley, 1968).

History of Technology

E. Braun and S. MacDonald, Revolution in Miniature (Cambridge, 1978).
D. C. Mowery and N. Rosenberg, Technology and the Pursuit of Economic Growth (Cambridge, 1989).

Biographies of Scientists

J. W. Boag, P. E. Rubinin and D. Shoenberg, Kapitza in Cambridge and Moscow (Elsevier, 1990).
J. Gleick, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Pantheon, 1992).

Invariance Principles

R. M. F. Houtappel, H. Van Dam and E. P. Wigner, "The Conceptual Basis and Use of Geometric Invariance Principles," Rev. Mod. Phys. 37, 595 (1965).

Puzzles and Paradoxes

T. H. O'Beirne, Puzzles and Paradoxes (Oxford, 1965).
R. E. Peierls, Surprises in Theoretical Physics (Princeton, 1979).

Handbooks etc.

C. F. Hix and R. P. Alley, Physical Law and Effects (Wiley, 1958).
H. J. Fischbeck and K. Fischbeck, Formulas, Facts and Constants (Springer, 1987).

Experimental Techniques

K. Lark-Horovitz, V. V. Johnson and L. Marton, eds., Solid State Physics (Methods of Experimental Physics, v. 6) (Academic Press, 1959).