Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 February 2018

424 Pages | 13 halftones, 20 line art

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190655174

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The Heroic Age

The Creation of Quantum Mechanics, 1925-1940

Robert D. Purrington

  • Provides a strong emphasis on the primary scientific literature between 1925-1940, which fills a gap left by many other history of science accounts. Thoroughly cites the primary literature, for physicists who want to study further
  • Not equation-heavy, to appeal to more general readers interested in the history of science
  • Presents an interesting commentary on the debates between such preeminent scientists as Bohr and Einstein, and discusses how the disparate theories of Schrodinger and Heisenberg were eventually shown to be two forms of the same theory

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