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The bumpy road : Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906)

Author: Massimiliano Badino
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015. ©2015
Series: SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology.
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This book examines the different areas of knowledge, traditions, and conceptual resources that contributed to the building of Max Planck's theory of radiation. It presents an insightful comparative analysis that not only sheds light upon a fundamental chapter in the history of modern physics, but also enlarges our understanding of how theoreticians work. Coverage offers a deep investigation into the technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Named Person: Max Planck; Max Planck
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Massimiliano Badino
ISBN: 9783319200316 3319200313 3319200305 9783319200309
OCLC Number: 910878039
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 112 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Chapter 1: In the Theoretician's Workshop: Notes for a Historical and Philosophical Analysis of Theories 1 --
Chapter 2: The Problem of Heat Radiation --
Chapter 3: Planck's Theory of Radiation --
Chapter 4: Deconstructing Planck --
Index.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology.
Responsibility: Massimiliano Badino.
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This book examines the different areas of knowledge, traditions, and conceptual resources that contributed to the building of Max Planck's theory of radiation. It presents an insightful comparative analysis that not only sheds light upon a fundamental chapter in the history of modern physics, but also enlarges our understanding of how theoreticians work. Coverage offers a deep investigation into the technical aspects behind the theory and extends in time the notion of quantum revolution. It also presents a full-fledged discussion of the combinatorial part of Planck's theory and places emphasis on the epistemological role of mathematical practices. By painstakingly reconstructing both the electromagnetic and the combinatorial part of Planck's black-body theory, the author shows how some apparently merely technical resources, such as the Fourier series, effectively contributed to shape the final form of Planck's theory. For decades, historians have debated the conditions of possibility of Max Planck's discovery as a paradigmatic example of scientific revolution. In particular, the use of combinatorics, which eventually paved the way for the introduction of the quantum hypothesis, has remained a puzzle for experts. This book presents a fresh perspective on this important debate that will appeal to historians and philosophers of science.

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