Radiation Theory and the Quantum Revolution by AGASSIRadiation Theory and the Quantum Revolution by AGASSI

Radiation Theory and the Quantum Revolution


Paperback | March 2, 2012 | German

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Title:Radiation Theory and the Quantum RevolutionFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 2, 2012Publisher:Birkhäuser BaselLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3034872178

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Table of Contents

1: Radiation Theory.- Absorption And Emissionv.- Big Questions And Small Questions.- The Rear Guard of Science.- The Background to Radiation Theory.- Unity And Diversity In Nature.- Kirchhoff's Law.- 2: The Background to Radiation Theory.- Flames as Things.- Heat as Substance.- Radiant Heat.- The Place of Prevost's Law in History.- 3: The Rise of Spectroscopy.- Spectral Lines.- The Discovery of Spectral Lines: A Problem.- The Discovery of Spectral Lines: The Story.- The Discovery of Spectral Lines: A Discussion.- The Rise of Astrophysics.- Clues and Promises in Science.- The Place of Young in History.- 4: The Changing Scenery.- The Wave Theory of Light.- More About Waves.- Light Waves and Matter.- Heat as Energy.- 5: Kirchhoff's Law.- Spectral Analysis.- Absorption Spectra.- Emission and Absorption Coefficients.- Kirchhoff's Law.- Kirchhoff's Followers.- Spectral Lines Between Kirchhoff and Bohr.- Atomic Spectra and the End of Atomism.- 6: The Background To Quantum Theory.- The Stefan-Boltzmann Law.- Wien's Law.- The Red Herring of the Violet Catastrophe.- Planck and Bohr on Models.- Planck's Law.- Einstein and the Photoelectric Effect.- The Crisis in Physics.- Appendix A: The Kirchhoff-Planck Radiation Law.- Prevost's Law of Exchange.- Fraunhofer's Discovery of Spectroscopy.- Stewart's Law of Radiation.- Preliminaries to Kirchhoff's Law of Radiation.- Kirchhoff's Law and Its Proof.- Between Kirchhoff and Planck.- Planck's Studies Prior to His Quantization.- Einstein's Version of Kirchhoff's Law.- References and Notes.- Appendix B: The Structure of the Quantum Revolution.- Kuhn on Planck.- Kuhn on the Quantum Revolution.- Kuhn's Sociology of Science.- Planck's Program.- The Status of Entropy.- Planck Versus Boltzmann.- Planck's Capitulation to Boltzmann.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Appendix C: Quantum Duality.- and Abstract.- Dismissing Popular Cynicism about Science.- Approximationism in Action in Modern Physics.- The Confused Roots of Complementarity.- Conclusion.- Bibliographic Note.- Name Index.