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Dirac : a scientific biography

Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Paul Dirac was one of the most brilliant physicists of the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1934 this Nobel Laureate revolutionized physics with his contributions to quantum theory. This biography  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Bibliographie
Biographies (form)
Named Person: P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; Paul A M Dirac; Paul A M Dirac
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helge Kragh
ISBN: 0521380898 9780521380898
OCLC Number: 20013981
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Early years --
Discovery of quantum mechanics --
Relativity and spinning electrons --
Travels and thinking --
The dream of philosophers --
Quanta and fields --
Fifty years of a physicist's life --
'The so-called quantum electrodynamics' --
Electrons and ether --
Just a disappointment --
Adventures in cosmology --
The purest soul --
Philosophy in physics --
The principle of mathematical beauty.
Responsibility: Helge Kragh.
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"...a delightful and instructive evocation of a remarkable human being by way of a judicious and documented passage downstream following the flow of modern physics." Scientific American "...an Read more...

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