Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge

Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge

by Niels Bohr
     
 

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These essays and speeches by the Nobel Prize–winning physicist date from 1934 to 1958. Rather than expositions on quantum physics, the articles are philosophical in nature, exploring the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. Topics include light and life, biology and atomic physics, natural philosophy and human cultures, unity of

Overview

These essays and speeches by the Nobel Prize–winning physicist date from 1934 to 1958. Rather than expositions on quantum physics, the articles are philosophical in nature, exploring the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. Topics include light and life, biology and atomic physics, natural philosophy and human cultures, unity of knowledge, atoms and human knowledge, and physical science and the problem of life. An essay in which Bohr and Einstein discuss determinism in quantum theory and the future of the wave equation theory is of particular note. 1961 edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486479286
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Series:
Dover Books on Physics Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
609,844
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1865-1962) contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics. An integral part of the team of scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, Bohr afterward advocated for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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