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The Resource Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone

Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone

Label
Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian
Title
Einstein and the quantum
Title remainder
the quest of the valiant Swabian
Statement of responsibility
A. Douglas Stone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science,'Einstein and the Quantum' shares the untold story of how Einstein was the driving force behind early quantum theory. It paints a vivid portrait of the iconic physicist as he grappled with the apparently contradictory nature of the atomic world, in which its invisible constituents defy the categories of classical physics, behaving simultaneously as both particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later work on the emission and absorption of light, and on atomic gases, led directly to Erwin Schrödinger's breakthrough to the modern form of quantum mechanics. The book sheds light on why Einstein ultimately renounced his own brilliant work on quantum theory, due to his deep belief in science as something objective and eternal
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1954-
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Stone, A. Douglas
Dewey number
  • 530.1'2
  • 530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Quantum theory
  • Science
  • Science
Target audience
specialized
Label
Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780691139685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780691139685
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780691139685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780691139685
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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