Men Who Made A New Physics: Physicists and the Quantum Theory

Paperback | June 15, 1987

byBarbara Lovett ClineForeword bySilvan S. Schweber

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Cline recounts the development of quantum theory, capturing the atmosphere of argument and discovery among physicists in the 1920s. She explores the backgrounds of the major figures—Rutherford, Bohr, Planck, Einstein—separately, but draws them together as they begin to consider each other's questions about the nature of matter.

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In a lively style accessible to students and general readers, Cline traces the development of the quantum theory, capturing the atmosphere of argument and discovery among atomic physicists in the 1920s. She explores the backgrounds of the major figures-- Rutherford, Bohr, Planck, Einstein--separately, but draws them together as they be...

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Cline recounts the development of quantum theory, capturing the atmosphere of argument and discovery among physicists in the 1920s. She explores the backgrounds of the major figures—Rutherford, Bohr, Planck, Einstein—separately, but draws them together as they begin to consider each other's questions about the nature of matter.

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In a lively style accessible to students and general readers, Cline traces the development of the quantum theory, capturing the atmosphere of argument and discovery among atomic physicists in the 1920s. She explores the backgrounds of the major figures-- Rutherford, Bohr, Planck, Einstein--separately, but draws them together as they be...

Barbara Lovett Cline, a science writer, edited the revision of Bolton's Famous Men of Science.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 6.11 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 1987Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226110273

ISBN - 13:9780226110271

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Ernest Rutherford: Discovery of the Nucleus
2. Ernest Rutherford: Radioactivity
3. Max Planck: Pursuit of an "Absolute"
4. Max Planck: The Quantum Theory
5. Albert Einstein: Work of 1905
6. Niels Bohr: Early Quantum Theory of the Atom
7. Niels Bohr: Early Days of Atomic Physics
8. Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, and Bohr's Institute
9. An Introduction to Modern Quantum Theory
10. Creation of Quantum Mechanics
11. Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
12. Albert Einstein: The General Theory of Relativity
13. The Debate Between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein
14. Afterward
Further Reading
Index

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In a lively style accessible to students and general readers, Cline traces the development of the quantum theory, capturing the atmosphere of argument and discovery among atomic physicists in the 1920s. She explores the backgrounds of the major figures-- Rutherford, Bohr, Planck, Einstein--separately, but draws them together as they began to consider each other's questions about he nature of matter.