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A Life of Erwin Schrodinger

A Life of Erwin Schrodinger

by Walter J. Moore, Erwin Schrodinger


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Erwin Schrödinger was a brilliant and charming Austrian, and one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. This abridgement of Walter Moore's magisterial Schrödinger: Life and Thought offers a highly readable account, interweaving Schrödinger's scientific work with his intense personal friendships, his interest in mysticism, and the turbulent background of political events in Europe. Hailed as a "breathtaking accomplishment," Walter Moore's colorful account is destined to become a classic of scientific biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521469340
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Series: Canto original Series
Edition description: CANTO, ABRIDGED
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Family childhood, and youth; 2. University of Vienna; 3. Schrödinger at war; 4. From Vienna to Zurich; 5. Zurich; 6. Discovery of wave mechanics; 7. Berlin; 8. Exile in Oxford; 9. Graz; 10. Wartime Dublin; 11. Postwar Dublin; 12. Home to Vienna.

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Yes it was a schock for me, not the book itself but the life of Schroedinger. This book is the abridged version of the original from the same publisher at two to three times of the cost of this book. What you are missing is the more theoretical part of his physics and quality of paper. Book basically covers his personal life with some of his Physical concepts. You do not get the ideas, how he developed the wave mechanics and other new concepts. What is striking is his life story, his running after teenager girls, slleping with his best friend's wife or his wife sleeping with his best friend's son, what a life, I could not believe. if he lived today he would have been in jail for child malestation. Book is basically about his personal life from one love story to another. The attitudes of other Physicist to this kind of behavior was also interesting.