SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology

The Development of Elementary Quantum Theory

Authors: Capellmann, Herbert

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61884-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61883-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book traces the evolution of the ideas that eventually resulted in the elementary quantum theory in 1925/26. Further, it discusses the essential differences between the fundamental equations of Quantum Theory derived by Born and Jordan, logically comprising Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Optics, and the traditional view of the development of Quantum Mechanics. Drawing on original publications and letters written by the main protagonists of that time, it shows that Einstein’s contributions from 1905 to 1924 laid the essential foundations for the development of Quantum Theory. Einstein introduced quantization of the radiation field; Born added quantized mechanical behavior. In addition, Born recognized that Quantum Mechanics necessarily required Quantum Optics; his radical concept of truly discontinuous and statistical quantum transitions (“quantum leaps”) was directly based on Einstein’s physical concepts.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction and Outline

    Capellmann, Herbert

    Pages 1-4

  • The Fundamental Differences Between Classical and Quantum Physics

    Capellmann, Herbert

    Pages 5-6

  • Planck’s Quantum Hypothesis and Einstein’s Contributions to the Foundations of Quantum Theory

    Capellmann, Herbert

    Pages 7-17

  • The “Old Quantum Theory”

    Capellmann, Herbert

    Pages 19-22

  • The Quantum Theory of Born, Heisenberg, and Jordan

    Capellmann, Herbert

    Pages 23-39

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61884-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61883-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Elementary Quantum Theory
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61884-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61884-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-61883-8
Series ISSN
2211-4564
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 98
Topics