Atoms, Metaphors and Paradoxes: Niels Bohr and the Construction of a New Physics

Atoms, Metaphors and Paradoxes: Niels Bohr and the Construction of a New Physics

by Sandro Petruccioli
     
 

This book examines the development of Niels Bohr's crucial insights during the birth of quantum mechanics.See more details below

Overview

This book examines the development of Niels Bohr's crucial insights during the birth of quantum mechanics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521402590
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The paradigm of complementarity; 2. Atomic model and quantum hypotheses; 3. The principle of correspondence; 4. The theory of virtual oscillators; 5. The conceptual foundation of quantum mechanics; 6. The Bohr–Einstein confrontation: phenomena and physical reality; General bibliography; Name index; General index.

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