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Dirac : a scientific biography

Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full length biography of Dirac, one of the most brilliant physicists of the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: Bibliographie
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; Paul A M Dirac; Paul A M Dirac; Paul A M Dirac
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helge Kragh
ISBN: 0521380898 9780521380898
OCLC Number: 20013981
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Early years --
Discovery of quantum mechanics --
Relativity and spinning electrons --
Travels and thinking --
The dream of philosophers --
Quanta and fields --
Fifty years of a physicist's life --
'The so-called quantum electrodynamics' --
Electrons and ether --
Just a disappointment --
Adventures in cosmology --
The purest soul --
Philosophy in physics --
The principle of mathematical beauty.
Responsibility: Helge Kragh.
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