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Atoms, Metaphors and Paradoxes

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book examines the development of Niels Bohr's crucial insights during the birth of quantum mechanics.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. The paradigm of complementarity; 2. Atomic model and quantum hypotheses; 3. The principle of correspondence; 4. The theory of virtual oscillators; 5. The conceptual foundation of quantum mechanics; 6. The Bohr-Einstein confrontation: phenomena and physical reality; General bibliography; Name index; General index.

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"The essays...are well written and well translated. Each has extensive endnotes and biliographic references. ...the book will be useful for advanced undergraduates doing research in this field. Libraries with extensive collections in the history and philosophy of science should seriously consider this work." Choice "...the text is enlightening on several points, and offers some original analysis." Dennie Dieks, Mathematical Reviews "...provides a clear insight for physicists and historians of science into how the established wisdom about the quantum world came about...Fascinating stuff..." John Gribbin, New Scientist "...well written and well translated...very useful name index and general index... will be useful for advanced undergraduates doing research in this field. Libraries with extensive collections in the history and philosophy of science should seriously consider this work." H.E. Wylen "...the best overall treatment of the background to the doctrine of complementarity." Edward McKinnon, Isis
EAN: 9780521402590
ISBN: 052140259X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 252 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Ian McGilvray
Format: gebunden
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