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The formulation of matrix mechanics and its modifications, 1925-1926

Author: Jagdish Mehra; Helmut Rechenberg
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of that scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jagdish Mehra; Helmut Rechenberg
ISBN: 0387906754 9780387906751
OCLC Number: 8283722
Description: vi, 334 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: I The Rediscovery of a Mathematical Tool.- I.1 Max Born's Interpretation of Heisenberg's Quantum Condition.- I.2 The Development of Matrix Calculus.- I.3 Early Applications of Matrix Methods in Physics.- I.4 Born's New Collaborator: Pascual Jordan.- II Matching the Tools and the Task.- II.1 The Programme of Matrix Mechanics.- II.2 Operations with Matrices.- II.3 Dynamical Laws and Energy Conservation.- II.4 An Example of Discrete Mechanics: The Oscillator.- II.5 Preliminary Remarks on Radiation.- III Completion of the Matrix Scheme.- III.1 The Three-Man Collaboration.- III.2 Towards a New Perturbation Theory.- III.3 Several Degrees of Freedom and Degeneracy.- III.4 Born's Idee Fixe and a Letter to Niels Bohr.- III.5 The Eigenvalue Problem and the Transformation to Principal Axes.- III.6 Continuous Spectra and the Significance of the Transformation Matrix.- IV The Success of Matrix Mechanics.- IV.1 The Treatment of Dispersion Phenomena.- IV.2 Fluctuations in Cavity Radiation.- IV.3 The Conservation of Angular Momentum.- IV.4 Wolfgang Pauli's Conversion.- IV.5 The Solution of the Hydrogen Problem.- IV.6 The Problems of Intensities and the Diatomic Molecule.- V Modifications and Extensions of Matrix Mechanics.- V.1 Nonmechanical Stress versus Spin.- V.2 Field-Like Representation of Quantum Mechanics.- V.3 The Operator Mechanics.- V.4 Multiply Periodic Systems: Action-Angle Variables and the Method of Complex Integration.- V.5 The Electron Spin, Fine Structure and Anomalous Zeeman Effects.- V.6 Key to the Helium Problem.- References.- Author Index.
Responsibility: Jagdish Mehra, Helmut Rechenberg.
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