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Love, literature, and the quantum atom : Niels Bohr's 1913 trilogy revisited

Author: Finn Aaserud; J L Heilbron
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This title presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Niels Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention of the quantum theory of the atom.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Niels Bohr; Niels Bohr; Niels Bohr
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Finn Aaserud; J L Heilbron
ISBN: 9780199680283 0199680280
OCLC Number: 851154204
Description: viii, 284 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART 1. NIELS BOHR'S PRIVATE SPHERE - AS REVEALED THROUGH UNPUBLISHED FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Finding each other in Copenhagen ; 3. Niels in Cambridge ; 4. Niels in Manchester ; 5. Beginning married life in Copenhagen ; 6. Conclusion ; PART 2. NASCENT SCIENCE - THE SCIENTIFIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BACKGROUND TO BOHR'S TRILOGY ; 7. Necessary preliminaries ; 8. Some physics around 1900 ; 9. "Stupid electrons" ; 10. Indictment of classical physics ; 11. Odin the lawgiver ; 12. The Trilogy ; 13. Bolts from the blue ; PART 3. THE TRILOGY
Responsibility: Finn Aaserud and J. L. Heilbron.
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Aaserud and Heilbron have given us a fine book, a handsome memento to this centenary year of Bohrs monumental work. Graham Farmelo, THE Aaserud and Heilbron have given us a truly delightful book. It Read more...

 
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