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Quips, quotes, and quanta : an anecdotal history of physics

Author: Anton Z Capri
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book deals with the history of physics, covering important developments in physics from the end of the nineteenth century to about 1930. Major topics include relativity theory (both special and general) and quantum mechanics.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Z Capri
ISBN: 9789812709196 9812709193 9789812709202 9812709207
OCLC Number: 214286147
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Thermodynamics: founders and flounderers --
Cracks appear in classical physics --
It's about time and space --
Space becomes curved --
Kilns and quanta --
The hydrogen atom: plum-pudding or planer --
Action in physics: the old quantum theory --
Particles are waves are particles --
Schrodinger makes waves --
Boys' physics and quantum jumping --
Matrix mechanics is born --
The purest soul's beautiful quantum mechanics --
Quantum mechanics is complete --
The electron spins.
Other Titles: Anecdotal history of physics
History of physics
Responsibility: Anton Z. Capri.

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