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The historical development of quantum theory Vol. 4

Author: Jagdish Mehra
Publisher: New York Berlin Heidelberg Barcelona Hong Kong London Milan Paris Singapore Tokyo Springer (2001)
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Presents a historical study of the scientific work in the development of Quantum Theory and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jagdish Mehra
ISBN: 0387951784 9780387951782 0387952624 9780387952628
OCLC Number: 722601375
Description: VIII, 322 S.
Contents: I: The Fundamental Equations of Quantum Mechanics, 1925-1926.- I Paul Dirac's Intellectual Development.- I.1 Growing Up in Bristol.- I.2 The Education of an Electrical Engineer.- I.3 Studying Applied Mathematics.- I.4 The Fascination of Relativity Theory.- II Student in Cambridge.- II.1 The Cambridge Environment.- II.2 Quantum Theory in Cambridge.- II.3 Activities of a Student: Lectures, Seminars and Private Study.- III The Making of a Quantum Physicist.- III.1 First Steps in Research.- III.2 The Principle of Detailed Balancing.- III.3 An Extension of the Adiabatic Principle.- III.4 Growing Involvement in Quantum Physics.- IV The Reformulation of Dynamical Laws.- IV.1 Key to the Quantum Mystery.- IV.2 The Dynamical Significance of Noncommutativity.- IV.3 Steps towards a Quantum Algebra.- IV.4 The Hamiltonian Scheme of Quantum Mechanics.- V q-Numbers at Work.- V.1 On q- and c-Numbers.- V.2 The Introduction of Action-Angle Variables.- V.3 A Preliminary Investigation of Many-Electron Atoms.- V.4 Quantum Time and 'Relativity Quantum Mechanics'.- V.5 Towards New Horizons.- 2: The Reception of the New Quantum Mechanics, 1925-1926.- I A Welcome to the New Theory: Goettingen and Copenhagen.- II Propagation of Quantum Mechanics in Europe.- III Early Reviews and Lectures on Quantum Mechanics.- IV Enthusiastic Response in the United States.- V The Changing Horizon.- References.- Author Index.
Responsibility: Jagdish Mehra ; Helmut Rechenberg


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