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Planck, Max 1858-1947

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Works: 713 works in 3,359 publications in 11 languages and 32,911 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Contributor, Illustrator, Correspondent
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Treatise on thermodynamics by Max Planck( Book )

244 editions published between 1897 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic by the Nobel Laureate is still recognized as one of the best introductions to thermodynamics. A model of conciseness and clarity, it covers fundamental facts and definitions, first and second fundamental principles of thermodynamics, applications to special states of equilibrium, and much more. Numerous worked examples. 1917 edition
The theory of heat radiation by Max Planck( Book )

120 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profoundly original ideas introduced by Nobel laureate Max Planck in this endeavor to reconcile the electromagnetic theory of radiation with experimental facts have proved to be of the greatest importance. Few modern introductions to the theory of heat radiation can match this work for precision, care, and attention to details of proof. Although Planck originally intended the book to be simply the connected account of ten years of study, he soon expanded it to a treatise which could serve as an introduction to the study of the entire theory of radiant heat in terms of the recently discovered principle of quantum action. He states his point of view in the introduction: "The hypothesis of quanta {u2026} may be reduced to the simple proposition that the thermodynamic probability of a physical state is a definite integral number, or, what amounts to the same thing, that the entropy of a state has quite a definite positive value, which, as a minimum, becomes zero, while in contrast therewith, the energy may, according to the classical thermodynamics, decrease without limit to minus infinity." Although several other points of fundamental value in thermodynamics are included, the book is basically a rigorous elaboration of this fundamental idea. The treatment starts from the simple known experimental laws of optics and advances, by gradual extension and the addition of the results of electrodynamics and thermodynamics, to the problems of spectral distribution of energy and of reversibility
The philosophy of physics by Max Planck( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Planck, the physicist who originated the quantum theory, turns in this volume to a definition of the philosophy of physics, analyzing the task of that science and scrutinizing its achievements in the light of its goals. He deals most exhaustively with a basic problem common to both physics and philosophy, the problem of causality in nature--not because he hopes to solve it at last, but because he feels he cannot avoid it: "Placed at birth in the middle of life, and in order to find our way through this live which is ours whether we want it or not, we try to introduce order into our experience." He discusses the characteristics of a "scientific" idea, its origin and effect, and in closing makes some extremely shrewd remarks on the familiar subject of science versus faith
Where is science going? by Max Planck( Book )

44 editions published between 1932 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on wave mechanics: Schrödinger, Planck, Einstein, Lorentz by Karl Przibram( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively collection of Einstein's groundbreaking scientific correspondence on modern physics Imagine getting four of the greatest minds of modern physics in a room together to explain and debate the theories and innovations of their day. This is the fascinating experience of reading Letters on Wave Mechanics, the correspondence between H.A. Lorentz, Max Planck, Erwin Schrödinger, and Albert Einstein. These remarkable letters illuminate not only the basis of Schrödinger's work in wave mechanics, but also how great scientific minds debated and challenged the ever-changing theories of the day and ultimately embraced an elegant solution to the riddles of quantum theory. Their collected correspondence offers insight into both the personalities and professional aspirations that played a part in this theoretical breakthrough. This authorized ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A survey of physical theory (formerly titled: A survey of physics) by Max Planck( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific autobiography, and other papers by Max Planck( Book )

38 editions published between 1949 and 1971 in English and German and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating autobiography from the foremost genius of twentieth-century physics, Max Planck tells the story of his life, his aims, and his thinking. Published posthumously, the papers in this volume were written for the general reader and make accessible his scientific theories as well as his philosophical ideals, including his thoughts on ethics and morals. Max (Karl Ernst Ludwig) Planck was a German physicist and philosopher known for his quantum theory, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Planck was born in Kiel, Germany, in 1858 to an academic family, and he valued education from a young age. He attended the Universities of Munich and Berlin to study physics under the great scientific leaders Kirchhoff and Helmholtz. His early work mainly focused on the study of thermodynamics, and in 1900 he published a paper on his quantum theory that would change the face of modern physics. Planck worked as a professor at Berlin University his entire life, and he also served as the president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Promotion of Science. During World War II, Planck experienced great hardships while he remained in Germany but openly opposed the Nazi regime. One of his two sons was executed during this time for an unsuccessful attempt on Hitler's life, and Planck's home in Berlin was eventually bombed. He continued to write on physics and philosophy until his death in 1947
The universe in the light of modern physics by Max Planck( Book )

18 editions published between 1931 and 1985 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die allgemeine mechanik zum gebrauch bei vorträgen, b by Max Planck( Book )

50 editions published between 1916 and 1937 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorträge und Erinnerungen by Max Planck( Book )

67 editions published between 1933 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wege zur physikalischen Erkenntnis : Reden und Vorträge by Max Planck( Book )

69 editions published between 1933 and 1949 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Weltbild der neuen Physik by Max Planck( Book )

71 editions published between 1929 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original papers in quantum physics : German and English edition by Max Planck( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and German and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of light; being volume IV of "Introduction to theoretical physics" by Max Planck( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 1993 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of heat, being volume V of "Introduction to theoretical physics" by Max Planck( Book )

17 editions published between 1932 and 1993 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of electricity and magnetism, being volume III of "Introduction to theoretical physics" by Max Planck( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 1993 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mechanics of deformable bodies, being volume II of "Introduction to theoretical physics" by Max Planck( Book )

21 editions published between 1932 and 1993 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General mechanics, being volume I of "Introduction to theoretical physics" by Max Planck( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Mechanik deformierbarer Körper : zum Gebrauch bei Vorträgen, sowie zum Selbstunterricht by Max Planck( Book )

42 editions published between 1916 and 1931 in German and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight lectures on theoretical physics : delivered at Columbia university in 1909 by Max Planck( Book )

34 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmark lectures (1909) by discoverer of quantum theory present revolutionary developments occasioned by application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation. Also, how statistical mechanics transformed understanding of chemical physics; principle of least action, theory of relativity. Important for Planck's rethinking of his original discovery of quantum theory. 1915 edition
 
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The theory of heat radiation
Alternative Names
Maaksi Pilaanki

Maks Plank

Makss Planks

Max Planck Aleman a teoretiko a pisiko

Max Planck deutscher Physiker

Max Planck Duits natuurkundige

Max Planck físico alemán

Max Planck fisico tedesco

Max Planck fizyk niemiecki, noblista

Max Planck German physicist, quantum theory

Max Planck German theoretical physicist

Max Planck německý fyzik

Max Planck német fizikus

Max Planck physicien allemand

Max Plank

Maximilianus Planck

Planck, M.

Planck, Max

Planck, Max 1858-1947

Planck, Max K.

Planck, Max K. 1858-1947

Planck, Max Karl Ernst Ludwig.

Planck Max Karl Ernst Ludwig 1858-1947

Planck Maximilian Karl Ernst Ludwig 1858-1947

Plank, M. 1858-1947

Plank, Maks.

Plank, Maks 1858-1947

Plank Maks Karl Ernst Lyudvig

Planka, M. 1858-1947

Planks, Makss 1858-1947

Puranku, Makkusu 1858-1947

Μαξ Πλανκ

Макс Карл Эрнст Людвиг Планк

Макс Планк

Макс Планк немецкий физик-теоретик, основатель квантовой физики

Макс Планк немецкий физик-теоретик, основоположник квантовой физики

Макс Планк нямецкі фізік-тэарэтык, заснавальнік квантавай фізікі

Макс Планк німецький фізик-теоретик, лауреат Нобелівської премії з фізики (1918)

Макс Плянк

Планк, Макс

Планк, Макс 1858-1947

Планк, Макс Карл Эрнст Людвиг

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מאקס פלאנק

מקס פלאנק

ماكس بلانك

ماكس بلانك، 1858-1947

ماكس بلانك فيزيائي ألماني

ماکس پلانک

میکس پلانک

پلانک

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மேக்ஸ் பிளாங்க்

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ಮ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಪ್ಲಾಂಕ್

മാക്സ് പ്ലാങ്ക്

มักซ์ พลังค์

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플랑크, 막스 1858-1947

플랑크, 막스 카를 에른스트 루트비히 1858-1947

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プランク, マクス

プランク, マックス

マックス・プランク ドイツの物理学者

普朗克

马克斯·普朗克

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The theory of heat radiationWhere is science going?A survey of physical theory (formerly titled: A survey of physics)Eight lectures on theoretical physics : delivered at Columbia university in 1909100 years of Planck's QuantumThe dilemmas of an upright man : Max Planck and the fortunes of German scienceMax Planck : uncovering the world of matter