Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physics / Edition 1 by D. R. Murdoch | 9780521379274 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physics / Edition 1

Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physics / Edition 1

by D. R. Murdoch
     
 

ISBN-10: 052137927X

ISBN-13: 9780521379274

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Murdoch describes the historical background of the physics from which Bohr's ideas grew; he traces the origins of his idea of complementarity and discusses its meaning and significance. Special emphasis is placed on the contrasting views of Einstein, and the great debate between Bohr and Einstein is thoroughly examined. Bohr's philosophy is revealed as being much more

Overview

Murdoch describes the historical background of the physics from which Bohr's ideas grew; he traces the origins of his idea of complementarity and discusses its meaning and significance. Special emphasis is placed on the contrasting views of Einstein, and the great debate between Bohr and Einstein is thoroughly examined. Bohr's philosophy is revealed as being much more subtle, and more interesting than is generally acknowledged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379274
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Wave-particle duality; 2. Niels Bohr and wave-particle duality; 3. From duality to complementarity; 4. The meaning of complementarity; 5. The foundations of kinematic-dynamic complementarity; 6. Bohr's theory of measurement; 7. Bohr's theory of properties; 8. Einstein versus Bohr; 9. The sequel to the Bohr-Einstein debate; 10. Bohr's philosophy of physics; 11. An appraisal of Bohr's philosophy of physics; Notes; Index.

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