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My Dear Li Correspondence, 1937-1946

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ISBN-10: 0300196938

ISBN-13: 9780300196931

Edition: 2016

Authors: Werner Heisenberg, Elisabeth Heisenberg, Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg, Irene Heisenberg

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Werner Heisenberg lived far from his wife, Elisabeth, during most of the Second World War. An eminent scientist, Werner headed Germany's national atomic research project in Berlin, while Elisabeth and their children lived more safely in Bavaria. This selection of more than 300 letters exchanged between husband and wife reveals the precarious nature of Werner's position in the Third Reich, Elisabeth's increasingly difficult everyday life as the war progressed, and the devoted relationship that gave strength to them both. These letters provide a fascinating new perspective on Werner's much-debated wartime work and his attitude toward the atomic bomb. They also…    
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/27/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Werner Heisenberg, a German physicist, is regarded as the founder of quantum mechanics, which describes atomic structure in mathematical terms. During the 1920s quantum theory became a controversial topic, following Niels Bohr's model proposal for the hydrogen atom. Heisenberg, dissatisfied with the prevalent mechanical models of the atom, conceived an abstract approach using matrix algebra. In 1925, Heisenberg, Max Born, and Pascual Jordan developed this approach into a theory they termed matrix mechanics. Unfortunately, the theory was difficult to understand, since it provided no means of visualizing the phenomena it explained. Erwin Schrodinger's wave formulation, proposed the following…