Quantum Mechanics: Its Early Development and the Road to Entanglement by Edward G Steward

Quantum Mechanics: Its Early Development and the Road to Entanglement

byEdward G Steward

Kobo ebook | March 24, 2008

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This book provides the reader with an explanation of the origin and establishment of quantum mechanics, with the mathematics in a digestible form, together with a descriptive survey of later developments up to the present day. The mathematical treatment closely follows the original treatment, but in modern terms, using uniform symbolism as much as possible and with simplifications (e.g. the use of one dimension instead of three) to avoid unnecessarily complicated-looking mathematics.

Containing an extensive bibliography and useful appendices as well as references to original works, reviews, and biographies, the reader is well-equipped to delve further into the subject. In addition to its importance for those studying physics, it is also valuable for those studying the history of science.

Contents:

  • Setting the Scene
  • Light: ‘Aether’ and the Special Theory of Relativity
  • Thermal Radiation and Planck's “Energy Elements”
  • Einstein and the Quantum
  • The Quantum in the Atom: Optical Spectra
  • Einstein's Transition Probabilities: Bohr's Theory and Planck's Law
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Matrix Mechanics
  • Complementarity, the Uncertainty Principle and the Copenhagen Interpretation
  • Indeterminacy and Entanglement (Sara M McMurry)

Readership: Physicists, theoretical physicists, science historians and physical chemists.
Key Features:

  • Unique combination of an explanation of the origin and establishment of quantum mechanics with a descriptive survey of later developments
  • Original mathematical approaches in a digestible form
  • Appendices on relevant background topics and biographical notes on central characters
  • A useful bibliography, with references to the original works
Title:Quantum Mechanics: Its Early Development and the Road to EntanglementFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 24, 2008Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911299328

ISBN - 13:9781911299325

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