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Thirty years that shook physics : the story of Quantum Theory

Author: George Gamow
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 1985. ©1966
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Dover editionView all editions and formats
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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: Doubleday, 1966.
Description: xiv, 224 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Biographical preface --
Preface --
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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