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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052140259X

ISBN-13: 9780521402590

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book reexamines the birth of quantum mechanics, in particular examining the development of crucial and original insights of Bohr. In particular, it gives a detailed study of the development and the interpretation given to Bohr's Principle of Correspondence. It also describes the role that this principle played in guiding Bohr's research over the critical period

Overview

This book reexamines the birth of quantum mechanics, in particular examining the development of crucial and original insights of Bohr. In particular, it gives a detailed study of the development and the interpretation given to Bohr's Principle of Correspondence. It also describes the role that this principle played in guiding Bohr's research over the critical period from 1920 to 1927.

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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