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Einstein versus Bohr : the continuing controversies in physics

Author: Mendel Sachs
Publisher: La Salle, Ill. : Open Court, ©1988.
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Einstein Versus Bohr is unlike other books on science written by experts for non-experts, because it presents the history of science in terms of problems, conflicts, contradictions, and arguments. Science normally "keeps a tidy workshop." Professor Sachs breaks with convention by taking us into the theoretical workshop, giving us a problem-oriented account of modern physics, an account that concentrates on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Sachs, Mendel.
Einstein versus Bohr.
La Salle, Ill. : Open Court, ©1988
(OCoLC)625208472
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Niels Bohr; Niels Bohr; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Niels Bohr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mendel Sachs
ISBN: 0812690648 9780812690644 0812690656 9780812690651 0812690664 9780812690668 0812690672 9780812690675
OCLC Number: 17805111
Description: xxiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The ideas of classical physics --
Nineteenth-century physics: a conceptual bridge to modern views --
Early discoveries about quantized matter and radiation --
Wave-particle dualism and matter --
Early interpretations of quantum mechanics --
The Copenhagen school --
Objections to quantum mechanics and counter-proposals --
The theory of relativity--What's it all about? --
Further implications of relativity theory --
Fundamental conflicts between the quantum and relativity theories.
Responsibility: Mendel Sachs.

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The author applies the methodology of scientific research programmes to the origins of relativity, showing how Eddington, Lorentz, Poincare, Planck and Weyl were driven by mathematical heuristics to  Read more...

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