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The Resource Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics, Malcolm Longair

Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics, Malcolm Longair

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Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics
Title
Quantum concepts in physics
Title remainder
an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Longair
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written for advanced undergraduates, physicists, and historians and philosophers of physics, this book tells the story of the development of our understanding of quantum phenomena through the extraordinary years of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Rather than following the standard axiomatic approach, this book adopts a historical perspective, explaining clearly and authoritatively how pioneers such as Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Pauli and Dirac developed the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and merged them into a coherent theory, and why the mathematical infrastructure of quantum mechanics has to be as complex as it is. The author creates a compelling narrative, providing a remarkable example of how physics and mathematics work in practice. The book encourages an enhanced appreciation of the interaction between mathematics, theory and experiment, helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the development and content of quantum mechanics than any other text at this level"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1941-
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Longair, M. S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Quantum theory
  • Quantum theory
Label
Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics, Malcolm Longair
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Physics and theoretical physics in 1895 -- Planck and black-body radiation -- Einstein and quanta, 1900-1911 -- The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom -- Sommerfield and Ehrenfest--generalising the Bohr model -- Einstein coefficients, Bohr's correspondence principle and the first selection rules -- Understanding atomic spectra--additional quantum numbers -- Bohr's model of the periodic table and the origin of spin -- The wave-particle duality -- The collapse of the old quantum theory and the seeds of its regeneration -- The Heisenberg breakthrough -- Matrix mechanics -- Dirac's quantum mechanics -- Schrödinger and wave mechanics -- Reconciling matrix and wave mechanics -- Spin and quantum statistics -- The interpretation of quantum mechanics -- The aftermath
Control code
ocn829721609
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 443 pages
Isbn
9781107017092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)829721609
Label
Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics, Malcolm Longair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Physics and theoretical physics in 1895 -- Planck and black-body radiation -- Einstein and quanta, 1900-1911 -- The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom -- Sommerfield and Ehrenfest--generalising the Bohr model -- Einstein coefficients, Bohr's correspondence principle and the first selection rules -- Understanding atomic spectra--additional quantum numbers -- Bohr's model of the periodic table and the origin of spin -- The wave-particle duality -- The collapse of the old quantum theory and the seeds of its regeneration -- The Heisenberg breakthrough -- Matrix mechanics -- Dirac's quantum mechanics -- Schrödinger and wave mechanics -- Reconciling matrix and wave mechanics -- Spin and quantum statistics -- The interpretation of quantum mechanics -- The aftermath
Control code
ocn829721609
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 443 pages
Isbn
9781107017092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)829721609

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