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Quantum theory; History

  • The Physics of Quantum Mechanicsby James Binney; David Skinner

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    The Physics of Quantum Mechanics aims to give students a good understanding of how quantum mechanics describes the material world. It shows that the theory follows naturally from the use of probability amplitudes to derive probabilities. It stresses that stationary states are unphysical mathematical abstractions that enable us to solve the theory's... more...

  • 100 Years of Planck's Quantumby Ian Duck; E. C. G. Sudarshan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 234.00

    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.... more...

  • Edexcel International GCSE and Certificate Physics Practice Bookby Nick England; Nicky Thomas

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 15.98

    Successfully prepare your students for assessment with this exam-focussed Practice Book written by expert authors and teachers specifically for the Edexcel International GCSE Physics specification and the Edexcel UK Certificate in Physics. In this Practice Book you will find:.; Questions on all Sections in the specification to check students' understanding... more...

  • The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Ofby Stephen Hawking

    Running Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    “God does not play dice with the universe.? So said Albert Einstein in response to the first discoveries that launched quantum physics, as they suggested a random universe that seemed to violate the laws of common sense. This 20th-century scientific revolution completely shattered Newtonian laws, inciting a crisis of thought that challenged scientists... more...

  • Quantumby Manjit Kumar

    Icon Books 2008; US$ 11.65

    For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its heart.  For 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory... more...

  • How Physics Confronts Realityby Roger G. Newton

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 70.00

    This book recalls, for nonscientific readers, the history of quantum mechanics, the main points of its interpretation, and Einstein's objections to it, together with the responses engendered by his arguments. Most popular discussions on the strange aspects of quantum mechanics ignore the fundamental fact that Einstein was correct in his insistence... more...

  • Atoms, Metaphors and Paradoxesby Sandro Petruccioli; Ian McGilvray

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 47.00

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

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