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Atoms, metaphors, and paradoxes : Niels Bohr and the construction of a new physics

Author: Sandro Petruccioli
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book gives a detailed study of the development of, and the interpretation given to, Niels Bohr's Principle of Correspondence. It also describes the role that this played in guiding Bohr's research over the critical period from 1920 to 1927, and in the justification of his principal philosophical conclusions.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Niels Bohr; Niels Henrik David Bohr; Niels Bohr; Niels Bohr
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandro Petruccioli
ISBN: 052140259X 9780521402590
OCLC Number: 27380037
Notes: Translation of: Atomi, metafore, paradossi.
Description: vii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The paradigm of complementarity.--2. Atomic model and quantum hypotheses.--3. The principle of correspondence.--4. The theory of virtual oscillators.--5. The conceptual foundation of quantum mechanics.--6. The Bohr-einstein confrontation: phenomena and physical reality.
Other Titles: Atomi, metafore, paradossi.
Responsibility: Sandro Petruccioli ; translated by Ian McGilvray.
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