Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics [EBook] / Malcolm Longair, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics [EBook] / Malcolm Longair, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
Written for advanced undergraduates, physicists, and historians and philosophers of physics, this book tells the story of the development of our understanding of quantum phenomena through the extraordinary years of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Rather than following the standard...
Personal Name(s):  Longair, Malcolm, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2013

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xviii, 443 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139062060 9781107017092 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Discovery of Quanta: 1. Physics and theoretical physics in 1895; 2. Planck and blackbody radiation; 3. Einstein and quanta, 19001911; Part II. The Old Quantum Theory: 4. The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom; 5. Sommerfield and Ehrenfest  generalising the Bohr model; 6. Einstein coefficients, Bohr's correspondence principle and the first selection rules; 7. Understanding atomic spectra  additional quantum numbers; 8. Bohr's model of the periodic table and the origin of spin; 9. The waveparticle duality; Part III. The Discovery of Quantum Mechanics; 10. The collapse of the old quantum theory and the seeds of its regeneration; 11. The Heisenberg breakthrough; 12. Matrix mechanics; 13. Dirac's quantum mechanics; 14. Schrödinger and wave mechanics; 15. Reconciling matrix and wave mechanics; 16. Spin and quantum statistics; 17. The interpretation of quantum mechanics; 18. The aftermath; 19. Epilogue; Indices.