9780691168562-0691168563-Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

ISBN-13: 9780691168562
ISBN-10: 0691168563
Edition: Revised
Author: Stone, A. Douglas
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691168562
ISBN-10: 0691168563
Edition: Revised
Author: Stone, A. Douglas
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 344 pages

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The untold story of Albert Einstein's role as the father of quantum theory

Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light―the core of what we now know as quantum theory―than he did about relativity.

A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein―not Max Planck or Niels Bohr―was the driving force behind early quantum theory. It paints a vivid portrait of the iconic physicist as he grappled with the apparently contradictory nature of the atomic world, in which its invisible constituents defy the categories of classical physics, behaving simultaneously as both particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later work on the emission and absorption of light, and on atomic gases, led directly to Erwin Schrödinger's breakthrough to the modern form of quantum mechanics. The book sheds light on why Einstein ultimately renounced his own brilliant work on quantum theory, due to his deep belief in science as something objective and eternal.

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