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The Resource Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone with a new preface by the author

Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone with a new preface by the author

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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 with a new preface by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--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.A book unlike any other, Einstein and the Quantum offers a completely new perspective on the scientific achievements of the greatest intellect of the twentieth century, showing how Einstein's contributions to the development of quantum theory are more significant, perhaps, than even his legendary work on relativity"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, A. Douglas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Quantum theory
  • Science
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • SCIENCE / Quantum Theory
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Quantentheorie
  • Physicists
  • Quantum theory
  • Science
  • SCIENCE / Energy
  • SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
  • SCIENCE / Physics / General
Label
Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone with a new preface by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • perfect instruments of the creator
  • More heat than light
  • Difficult counting
  • Those fabulous molecules
  • Tripping the light heuristic
  • Entertaining the contradiction
  • Stalking the Planck
  • Calamity Jeans
  • Frozen vibrations
  • A hundred times more than relativity theory
  • Planck's Nobel nightmare
  • Joining the union
  • Creative fusion
  • The
  • importance of being Nernst
  • Lamenting the ruins
  • A
  • cosmic interlude
  • Bohr's atomic sonata
  • Relying on chance
  • "An
  • Chaotic ghosts
  • Fifteen million minutes of fame
  • The
  • Indian comet
  • Quantum dice
  • The
  • royal marriage : E=mc2=hv
  • The
  • Viennese polymath
  • Confusion and then uncertainty
  • act of desperation"
  • Nicht diese Töne
  • Appendix 1. The
  • physicists
  • Appendix 2. The
  • three thermal radiation laws
  • The
  • impudent Swabian
  • The
  • gypsy life
  • Two pillars of wisdom
Control code
ocn922698225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874040
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc64vdz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922698225
Label
Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone with a new preface by the author
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • perfect instruments of the creator
  • More heat than light
  • Difficult counting
  • Those fabulous molecules
  • Tripping the light heuristic
  • Entertaining the contradiction
  • Stalking the Planck
  • Calamity Jeans
  • Frozen vibrations
  • A hundred times more than relativity theory
  • Planck's Nobel nightmare
  • Joining the union
  • Creative fusion
  • The
  • importance of being Nernst
  • Lamenting the ruins
  • A
  • cosmic interlude
  • Bohr's atomic sonata
  • Relying on chance
  • "An
  • Chaotic ghosts
  • Fifteen million minutes of fame
  • The
  • Indian comet
  • Quantum dice
  • The
  • royal marriage : E=mc2=hv
  • The
  • Viennese polymath
  • Confusion and then uncertainty
  • act of desperation"
  • Nicht diese Töne
  • Appendix 1. The
  • physicists
  • Appendix 2. The
  • three thermal radiation laws
  • The
  • impudent Swabian
  • The
  • gypsy life
  • Two pillars of wisdom
Control code
ocn922698225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874040
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc64vdz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922698225

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