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Erwin Schrödinger and the quantum revolution

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. In this book, the author takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. It explains the fascinating  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Erwin Schrödinger; Erwin Schrödinger; Erwin Schrödinger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gribbin
ISBN: 9780593067765 0593067762 9780593068656 0593068653 9781446465714 1446465713
OCLC Number: 762989633
Description: 322 pages, [16] pages of plates (some color) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Nineteenth-Century Boy --
Antecedents --
Early years --
An empire's last hurrah --
Scientific stirrings --
From schoolboy to undergraduate --
2. Physics before Schrodinger --
Newton and the world of particles --
Maxwell and the world of waves --
Boltzmann and the world of statistics --
3. Twentieth-Century Man --
Student life --
Life beyond the lab --
War service on the Italian front --
Back to Vienna --
The aftermath --
The peripatetic professor --
4. The First Quantum Revolution --
When black bodies are bright --
Enter the quantum --
The quantum becomes real --
Inside the atom --
Tripping the light fantastic --
Einstein again --
5. Solid Swiss Respectability --
The university and the ETH --
Personal problems and scientific progress --
Physics and philosophy --
Life and love --
`My world view' --
Quantum statistics --
6. Matrix Mechanics --
Half-truths --
What you see is what you get --
Matrices don't commute --
Justice isn't always done.
Responsibility: John Gribbin.

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