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Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory

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ISBN-10: 0486601137

ISBN-13: 9780486601137

Edition: 1950

Authors: Werner Heisenberg, Carl Eckhart, F. C. Hoyt

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In this classic treatise, a complete physical picture of quantum theory, the Nobel Laureate covers not only his own far-reaching contributions to quantum theory, but also those of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Wilson, Einstein and others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." — Nature.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 1950
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1949
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660

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…