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Physics and philosophy : the revolution in modern science

Author: Werner Heisenberg
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©1958.
Series: World perspectives, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. A brilliant scientist whose ideas altered our perception of the universe, Heisenberg is considered the father of quantum physics; he is most famous for the Uncertainty Principle, which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Heisenberg
OCLC Number: 530963
Description: xv, 206 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: An old and a new tradition --
The history of quantum theory --
The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory --
Quantum theory and the roots of atomic science --
The development of philosophical ideas since Descartes in comparison with the new situation in quantum theory --
The relation of quantum theory to other parts of natural science --
The theory of relativity --
Criticism and counterproposals to the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory --
Quantum theory and the structure of matter --
Language and reality in modern physics --
The role of modern physics in the present development of human thinking.
Series Title: World perspectives, v. 19.
Responsibility: by Werner Heisenberg.

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The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. A brilliant scientist whose ideas altered our perception of the universe, Heisenberg is considered the father of quantum physics; he is most famous for the Uncertainty Principle, which states that quantum particles do not occupy a fixed, measurable position. His contributions remain a cornerstone of contemporary physics theory and application.

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