Collected Works 1996; 601 pp; hardcover Volume: 5 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted 2001 ISBN10: 0821805614 ISBN13: 9780821805619 List Price: US$71 Member Price: US$56.80 Order Code: CWORKS/5
 This book offers a unique compilation of papers in mathematics and physics from Freeman Dyson's 50 years of activity and research. These are the papers that Dyson considers most worthy of preserving, and many of them are classics. The papers are accompanied by commentary explaining the context from which they originated and the subsequent history of the problems that either were solved or left unsolved. This collection offers a connected narrative of the developments in mathematics and physics in which the author was involved, beginning with his professional life as a student of G. H. Hardy. This book is jointly published by the AMS and the International Press. Readership Graduate students, mathematicians, physicists, and historians interested in mathematics and physics. Reviews "All papers are carefully reproduced. The value of the book is greatly enhanced by author's commentary on each selected paper."  Zentralblatt MATH "Wide in subject matter, contains many deep, often classic, results, and is written in an impeccable style ... has a wealth of topics ... Dyson's versatility, mathematical strength and depth are well known and his comments and sometimes provocative opinions are thoughtinspiring and a pleasure to read. I cannot do better than recommending this volume by repeating the old saying: Study the masters!"  Mathematical Reviews Table of Contents  E. Lieb  Foreword
 Preface and Commentary
 Some guesses in the theory of partitions
 A theorem on the densities of sets of integers
 The approximation to algebraic numbers by rationals
 On the product of four nonhomogeneous linear forms
 A new symmetry of partitions
 Mappings and symmetries of partitions
 Fourier transforms of distribution functions
 The rate of growth of functions defined by Dirichlet series
 Quaternion determinants
 A theorem in algebraic topology
 Continuous functions defined on spheres
 Missed opportunities
 A walk through Ramanujan's garden
 The radiation theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger, and Feynman
 The \(S\) matrix in quantum electrodynamics
 The renormalization method in quantum electrodynamic
 Divergence of perturbation theory in quantum electrodynamics
 Connection between local commutativity and regularity of Wightman functions
 Integral representations of causal commutators
 The dynamics of a disordered linear chain
 Electron spin resonance absorption in metals. II. Theory of electron diffusion and the skin effect
 General theory of spinwave interactions
 Thermodynamic behavior of an ideal ferromagnet
 Groundstate energy of a hardsphere gas
 Existence of a phasetransition in a onedimensional Ising ferromagnet
 Nonexistence of spontaneous magnetization in a onedimensional Ising ferromagnet
 An Ising ferromagnet with discontinuous longrange order
 Statistical theory of the energy levels of complex systems. I
 Statistical theory of the energy levels of complex systems. II
 Statistical theory of the energy levels of complex systems. III
 A Brownianmotion model for the eigenvalues of a random matrix
 The threefold way. Algebraic structure of symmetry groups and ensembles in quantum mechanics
 Correlations between eigenvalues of a random matrix
 A class of matrix ensembles
 Stability of matter. I
 Groundstate energy of a finite system of charged particles
 Stability of matter. II
 Seismic response of the earth to a gravitational wave in the 1Hz band
 Time variation of the charge of the proton
 Variation of constants
 Scattering of mesons by a fixed scatterer
 Fredholm determinants and inverse scattering problems
 Time without end: Physics and biology in an open universe
 Feynman's proof of the Maxwell equations
 Photon noise and atmospheric noise in active optical systems
 Search for artificial stellar sources of infrared radiation
 The search for extraterrestrial technology
 Can we control the carbon dixoide in the atmosphere?
 A model for the origin of life
 Chronological list of papers
 Acknowledgements
