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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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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 underlying concepts and debate. The book contains mathematical explanations, but it is so-designed that the whole argument can be followed with the math omitted. Professor Sachs' story begins with classical and nineteenth century physics, describes the early discoveries in particle theory, and introduces the "old" quantum theory, which evolved into the quantum mechanics of the Copenhagen School. Such important ideas as the Einstein Photon Box experiment and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox, and Schrodinger's Cat Paradox are clearly expounded, followed by a completely fresh explanation of relativity in conceptual terms, showing how apparent paradoxes can be removed by Einstein's own interpretation, especially that of his later years. Professor Sachs gives a detailed comparison of the fundamentals of the quantum and relativity theories, suggesting how the contradictions might be resolved. In an epilogue, he makes suggestions, with reference to religious notions, Taoism, and Buber's theory of I-Thou, for generalizing Einstein's approach beyond physics.

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