The Conceptual Completion and Extensions of Quantum Mechanics 1932-1941. Epilogue: Aspects of the Further Development of Quantum Theory 1942-1999: Subject Index: Volumes 1 to 6

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2001 - Science - 941 pages
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Quantum Theory, together with the principles of special and general relativity, constitute a scientific revolution that has profoundly influenced the way in which we think about the universe and the fundamental forces that govern it. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of that scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning. Drawing upon such materials as the resources of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics, the Niels Bohr Archives, and the archives and scientific correspondence of the principal quantum physicists, as well as Jagdish Mehra's personal discussions over many years with most of the architects of quantum theory, the authors have written a rigorous scientific history of quantum theory in a deeply human context. This multivolume work presents a rich account of an intellectual triumph: a unique analysis of the creative scientific process. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is science, history, and biography, all wrapped in the story of a great human enterprise. Its lessons will be an aid to those working in the sciences and humanities alike.
 

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Contents

The Historical Development
671
Circle 19291932
683
d The Continuation of the Debate on Causality with the Berlin
703
Description of Reality 19311936
713
c The Response of the Quantum Physicists Notably Bohr
725
e Reality and the QuantumMechanical Description 19351936
747
c The Discovery of New Elementary Particles of Matter
785
e Universal Nuclear Forces and Yukawas New Intermediate Mass
822
Quantum Effects in the Physical Laboratory and in the Universe
1138
Condensed Matter Physics 19471974
1159
Springer
1162
1999
1185
New Aspects of the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
1193
a The Hidden Variables and von Neumanns Mathematical
1212
Return to Hidden Variables 19571968
1216
c The AharonovBohm Effect 19591963
1222

Physics 19301941
837
The Completionof Quantum Mechanics
947
Subnuclear Particles
1020
c Heisenbergs SMatrix 19421947
1030
o Freeman Dyson and the Equivalence of the Radiation Theories
1099
Currents and the Quark Model 19521969
1118
a TheElectroweak Theory19641983
1126
Nonlocality 19721986
1229
Four Generations of Quantum Physicists
1244
References
1255
Author Index
1441
Subject Index for Volumes 1 to 6
1469
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