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Thirty years that shook physics : the story of quantum theory / George Gamow ; illustrations by the author.

Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1966.
ISBN 0385037740, 9780385037747

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Subjects Quantenphysik.
Quantum theory.
Théorie quantique -- Histoire.
Series Science study series ; S45.
Description xvi, 224 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1966.
Notes Bibliographical footnotes and index.
Also issued online.
Summary "The years between 1900 and 1930 brought a drastic change in man's view of the universe. From Max Planck's momentous description of light quanta in 1900 to P.A.M. Dirac's 1929 prediction of anti-particles, it was a period of breath-taking progress in theoretical physics. Here is an eminent theoretical physicist's retrospective view of these crucial developments, together with his recollections, both personal and professional, of Planck, Niels Bohr, Louis de Broglie, Erwin Schrödinger, W. Heisenberg, Dirac, and other scientific giants--the author's friends, teachers and colleagues."--Back cover.
Contents M. Planck and light quanta -- N. Bohr and quantum orbits -- W. Pauli and the exclusion principle -- L de Broglie and pilot waves -- W. Heisenberg and the uncertainty principle -- P.A.M. Dirac and anti-particles -- E. Fermi and particle transformations -- H. Yukawa and mesons -- Men at work -- Appendix: Blegdamsvej Faust.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)504973
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WorldCat Identities Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
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