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Physics in my generation.

Author: Max Born
Publisher: New York, Springer-Verlag [1969]
Series: Heidelberg science library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [2d rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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THE idea of collecting these essays occurred to me when, in the leisure of retire ment, I scanned some of my own books and found that two of the more widely read show a startling change of attitude to some of the fundamental concepts of science. These are Einstein's Theory of Relativity of 1921 and the American edition of The Restless Universe of 1951. I have taken the introduction of as the former the first item of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Born, Max, 1882-1970.
Physics in my generation.
New York, Springer-Verlag [1969]
(DLC) 68059281
(OCoLC)53116
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Born
ISBN: 9783662251898 3662251892 9780340169636 034016963X
OCLC Number: 680173836
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 172 pages) illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity (1921).--Physical aspects of quantum mechanics.--On the meaning of physical theories.--Cause, purpose, and economy in natural laws.--Einstein's statistical theories.--Physics in the last fifty years.--Is classical mechanics in fact deterministic?--Astronomical recollections.--Statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics.--Physics and relativity.--Development and essence of the atomic age.--A New Year's message.--Symbol and reality.--What is left to hope for?--In memory of Einstein.--From the postscript to the Restless Universe (1951).
Series Title: Heidelberg science library.

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