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The Resource Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone

Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone

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Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian
Title
Einstein and the quantum
Title remainder
the quest of the valiant Swabian
Statement of responsibility
A. Douglas Stone
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Language
eng
Summary
"Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the driving force behind early quantum theory. It paints a vivid portrait of the iconic physicist as he grappled with the apparently contradictory nature of the atomic world, in which its invisible constituents defy the categories of classical physics, behaving simultaneously as both particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later work on the emission and absorption of light, and on atomic gases, led directly to Erwin Schrödinger's breakthrough to the modern form of quantum mechanics. The book sheds light on why Einstein ultimately renounced his own brilliant work on quantum theory, due to his deep belief in science as something objective and eternal.A book unlike any other, Einstein and the Quantum offers a completely new perspective on the scientific achievements of the greatest intellect of the twentieth century, showing how Einstein's contributions to the development of quantum theory are more significant, perhaps, than even his legendary work on relativity"--
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1954-
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Stone, A. Douglas
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
S76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Quantum theory
  • Science
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Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn840160964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780691139685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013013162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022775302
System control number
(OCoLC)840160964
Label
Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, A. Douglas Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn840160964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780691139685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013013162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022775302
System control number
(OCoLC)840160964
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