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William Davis

Professor Emeritus

Bio

Professor Davis received the PhD from the University of Goettingen in 1956 and joined the NC State Department of Physics in 1957.

Research Description

Professor Davis’ research has been in mathematical physics, with special emphasis on field theory. He was also the editor of the acclaimed Collected Works with Commentaries of Cornelius Lanczos.

Selected Publications

Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries.
William R. Davis, Moody T. Chu, Patrick Dolan, James R. McConnell, Larry K. Norris, Eduardo Ortiz, Robert J. Plemmons, Don Ridgeway, B. K. P. Scaife, William J. Stewart, James W. York, Jr., Wesley O. Doggett, Barbara M. Gellai, André A. Gsponer, Carmine A. Prioli, editor.
Raleigh, NC 27695-8202: North Carolina State University, I-VI, (1998)

Introduction: Lanczos's New Derivation of Dirac's Equation and His Attempt to Interpret These Results in Terms of Field Theory
Davis, William R. and Norris, Larry.
Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries., III., (), p. 2-1287-2-1292.

Introduction: Lanczos's Contributions to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Davis, William R. and Gsponer, André.
Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries, III., (), p. 2-1123-2-1129

Introduction: Cornelius Lanczos and the Early Development of Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics-The Early Papers
William R. Davis.
Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries., III., (), p. 2-845-2-856.

Commentary on Lanczos's Papers On Covariant Integral Conservation Laws
William R. Davis.
Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries., II., (), p. 2-628-2-637

Commentary on Lanczos's 'Zum Problem der Unendlich Schwachen Felder in der Einsteinschen Gravitationtheorie'
Davis, William R. and Kheyfets, Arkady
Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries., I., (), p. 2-308-2-309

Introduction: The Early Publications of Cornelius Lanczos on General Relativity in the Period 1922-1934
William R. Davis
Cornelius Lanczos Collected Published Papers with Commentaries, I., (), p. 2-3-2-11.