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The Genesis of Quantum Theory
Author: Armin Hermann

ISBN: 9780262580311
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 30 September 1974
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.46 x 1.27

Reviewing the German edition of this book in Physics Today, the physicist Ira M. Freeman writes as follows:"Professor Hermann's book makes it apparent that the history of the early years of quantum theory differs markedly from the sketchy, oversimplified chronicle that many of us accept and recount to our students.... [The book] is an exceedingly well-documented ac.count of the first fifteen years of the quantum idea. It takes the reader from Planck's presentation of his theory of black-body radiation, in a talk before the Berlin Physical Society on December 14, 1900, to Bohr's quantum description of the hydrogen atom in March, 1913."The author, formerly engaged in high-energy physics research in Hamburg, is now Professor of the History of the Natural Sciences and Technology at Stuttgart University. He is the editor of a recently compiled collection of the Einstein-Sommerfeld correspondence. In writing the present book he made use of the wealth of microfilmed material ...

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