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The Resource 100 years of Planck's Quantum, Ian Duck, E.C.G. Sudarshan, (electronic resource)

100 years of Planck's Quantum, Ian Duck, E.C.G. Sudarshan, (electronic resource)

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100 years of Planck's Quantum
Title
100 years of Planck's Quantum
Statement of responsibility
Ian Duck, E.C.G. Sudarshan
Title variation
One hundred years of Planck's Quantum
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Language
eng
Summary
This invaluable book takes the reader from Planck's discovery of the quantum in 1900 to the most recent interpretations and applications of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. The introduction of the quantum idea leads off the prehistory of quantum mechanics, featuring Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Compton, and de Broglie's immortal contributions. Their original discovery papers are featured with explanatory notes and developments in Part 1. The invention of matrix mechanics and quantum mechanics by Heisenberg, Born, Jordan, Dirac, and Schrödinger is presented next, in Part 2. Following that, in Part 3, are the Einstein-Bohr debates on the interpretation of quantum mechanics culminating in Bell's inequality and Aspect's experiment demonstrating the actuality of the long range quantum correlations to which Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen took great exception. Resolutions of quantum paradoxes and the current state of such debates are summarized. Part 4 presents a selection of the most dramatic modern developments, both theoretical and experimental. These include Feynman path integrals, the modern interpretation based on decoherence, quantum optics experiments leading to teleportation, DeWitt's wave function of the universe, and a brief introduction to the end-of-the-millennium prospects of quantum computation. A concluding chapter presents the authors' conjectures for the next 100 years of the quantum. This book is ideally suited to anyone with a junior level background in modern physics and quantum mechanics, and a cultural interest in the original sources of the greatest ideas of the greatest founders of this subject as derived from their first discovery papers. These papers have led, in giant strides across the whole of the twentieth century, to the revolutionary experimental advances of the last decade. The book makes accessible - physically and intellectually - both the deepest roots and the highest branches of nonrelativistic quantum physics
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1933-
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Duck, Ian
Dewey number
530.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sudarshan, E. C. G
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  • Planck, Max
  • Planck, Max
  • Planck, Max Karl Ernst Ludwig
  • Planck, Max Karl Ernst Ludwig
  • Quantum theory
  • Physicists
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100 years of Planck's Quantum, Ian Duck, E.C.G. Sudarshan, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. ch. I. Planck invents the quantum -- ch. II. Einstein and Compton -- ch. III. Bohr's hydrogen atom -- ch. IV. de Broglie waves -- ch. V. Kramers and Heisenberg -- pt. 2. ch. VI. Heisenberg invents quantum dynamics -- ch. VII. Born, Heisenberg and Jordan -- ch. VIII. Dirac's quantum mechanics -- ch. IX. Schrodinger's wave mechanics -- pt. 3. ch. X. Born's interpretation -- ch. XI. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle -- ch. XII. Bohr's interpretation -- ch. XIII. Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen -- pt. 4. ch. XIV. Bohm and Bell, Clauser and aspect -- ch. XV. Feynman path integral -- ch. XVI. Hartle's interpretation -- ch. XVII. DeWitt's wave function of the universe. Pp. 504-516 -- ch. XVIII. Deutsch's quantum computer -- ch. XIX. The next 100 years
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ocn826660260
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1 online resource (xii, 545 pages)
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online
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9789812792808
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations, portraits
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remote
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(OCoLC)826660260
Label
100 years of Planck's Quantum, Ian Duck, E.C.G. Sudarshan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. ch. I. Planck invents the quantum -- ch. II. Einstein and Compton -- ch. III. Bohr's hydrogen atom -- ch. IV. de Broglie waves -- ch. V. Kramers and Heisenberg -- pt. 2. ch. VI. Heisenberg invents quantum dynamics -- ch. VII. Born, Heisenberg and Jordan -- ch. VIII. Dirac's quantum mechanics -- ch. IX. Schrodinger's wave mechanics -- pt. 3. ch. X. Born's interpretation -- ch. XI. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle -- ch. XII. Bohr's interpretation -- ch. XIII. Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen -- pt. 4. ch. XIV. Bohm and Bell, Clauser and aspect -- ch. XV. Feynman path integral -- ch. XVI. Hartle's interpretation -- ch. XVII. DeWitt's wave function of the universe. Pp. 504-516 -- ch. XVIII. Deutsch's quantum computer -- ch. XIX. The next 100 years
Control code
ocn826660260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 545 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812792808
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826660260

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