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The Resource The bumpy road : Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906), Massimiliano Badino, (electronic resource)

The bumpy road : Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906), Massimiliano Badino, (electronic resource)

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The bumpy road : Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906)
Title
The bumpy road
Title remainder
Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906)
Statement of responsibility
Massimiliano Badino
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the different areas of knowledge, traditions, and conceptual resources that contributed to the building of Max Planck's theory of radiation. It presents an insightful comparative analysis that not only sheds light upon a fundamental chapter in the history of modern physics, but also enlarges our understanding of how theoreticians work. Coverage offers a deep investigation into the technical aspects behind the theory and extends in time the notion of quantum revolution. It also presents a full-fledged discussion of the combinatorial part of Planck's theory and places emphasis on the epistemological role of mathematical practices. By painstakingly reconstructing both the electromagnetic and the combinatorial part of Planck's black-body theory, the author shows how some apparently merely technical resources, such as the Fourier series, effectively contributed to shape the final form of Planck's theory. For decades, historians have debated the conditions of possibility of Max Planck's discovery as a paradigmatic example of scientific revolution. In particular, the use of combinatorics, which eventually paved the way for the introduction of the quantum hypothesis, has remained a puzzle for experts. This book presents a fresh perspective on this important debate that will appeal to historians and philosophers of science
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1973-
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Badino, Massimiliano
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology,
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  • Quantum theory
  • Planck, Max
Label
The bumpy road : Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906), Massimiliano Badino, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: In the Theoretician's Workshop: Notes for a Historical and Philosophical Analysis of Theories 1 -- Chapter 2: The Problem of Heat Radiation -- Chapter 3: Planck's Theory of Radiation -- Chapter 4: Deconstructing Planck -- Index
Control code
ocn910878039
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 112 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319200309
Isbn Type
(print)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20031-6
Other physical details
illustrations
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910878039
Label
The bumpy road : Max Planck from radiation theory to the quantum (1896-1906), Massimiliano Badino, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: In the Theoretician's Workshop: Notes for a Historical and Philosophical Analysis of Theories 1 -- Chapter 2: The Problem of Heat Radiation -- Chapter 3: Planck's Theory of Radiation -- Chapter 4: Deconstructing Planck -- Index
Control code
ocn910878039
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 112 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319200309
Isbn Type
(print)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20031-6
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910878039

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