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Thirty years that shook physics : the story of quantum theory

Author: George Gamow
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1985, ©1966.
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Entertaining, rigorous introduction to the development of Quantum Theory traces its history--from Max Planck's revolutionary discovery of quanta and Niels Bohr's model of the atom to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi's nuclear research. Numerous line drawings. 1966 ed.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Gamow
ISBN: 048624895X 9780486248950
OCLC Number: 11970045
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1966.
Description: xiv, 224 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: I.M. Planck and Light Quanta --
II. N. Bohr and Quantum Orbits --
III. W. Pauli and the Exclusion Principle --
IV. L. De Broglie and Pilot Waves --
V.W. Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle --
VI. P.A.M. Dirac and Anti-Particles --
VII. E. Fermi and Particle Transformations --
VIII. H. Yukawa and Mesons --
IX. Men At Work --
Appendix Blegdamsvej Faust.
Other Titles: 30 years that shook physics.
Responsibility: George Gamow ; illustrations by the author.
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Entertaining, rigorous introduction to the development of Quantum Theory traces its history--from Max Planck's revolutionary discovery of quanta and Niels Bohr's model of the atom to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi's nuclear research. Numerous line drawings. 1966 ed.

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