Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution by John GribbinGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
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I was looking for a biography of Schrodinger, and a lot of the first half of the book was context, a parallel philanderer who did his best work in the throes of erotic passion. Gribbin specifically mentions that chemists use Schrodinger's wave formulation in order to calculate things. But the value of that is you can learn about the broader context of QM and the personalities of the people who developed it. On a personal lev.
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Prolific science author [Gribbin] has written several popular accounts of quantum mechanics, including In Search of [Schr]ödinger's Cat (), Schrödinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality (), and In Search of the Multiverse (). Here, Gribbin provides a nontechnical.
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In , when he was already a doddering thrty-eight, he was still capable of developing a new quantum theory of atomic structure. His new theory was presented as an alternative to the theory of matrix mechanics, which had been formulated by Werner Heisenberg along with Max Born and Pascual Jordan some months previously. Matrix mechanics was a rather abstract and predominantly mathematical theory, which had deliberately refrained from putting forward claims about the unobservable world of atoms. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.
Unended Quest. Inthe German physicist Max Planck reluctantly introduced the idea that energy is quantized in order to qunatum a formula for the observed frequency dependence of the energy emitted by a black body, can be divided into a finite number of "energy quanta" that are localized points in space. See also: Timeline of quantum mechanics and History of physics.
Views Read Edit View history. There's some value in including these other figures as they relate to the core narrative, "So and so was actually born in Milan to these people we schrodingerr care about in this year.