© 1988

Selected Scientific Papers of Alfred Landé

  • A. O. Barut
  • A. van der Merwe

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. A. Landé
    Pages 16-19
  3. M. Born, A. Landé
    Pages 65-72
  4. M. Born, A. Landé
    Pages 79-79
  5. A. Landé
    Pages 80-85
  6. A. Landé
    Pages 100-106
  7. A. Landé
    Pages 107-113
  8. E. Madelung, A. Landé
    Pages 114-119
  9. A. Landé
    Pages 120-122
  10. A. Landé
    Pages 123-130

About this book


Theoretical physicists allover the world are acquainted with Lande's celebrated computation of the g factor or splitting factor or, more precisely, the magne­ togyric factor. The so-called anomalous Zeeman effect had intrigued, if not vexed, some of the most distinguished physicists of that time, such as Bohr, Sommerfeld, Pauli, and others. Lande realized that this recalcitrant effect was inseparable from the multiplet line structure - a breakthrough in understanding which he achieved in 1922 at the age of thirty four. It was in the same year that Lande discovered the interval rule for the separation of multiplet sublevels, a significant result that holds in all cases of Russell-Saunders coupling and renders comparatively easy the empirical analysis of spectral multiplets. In the twenties, Lande succeeded in constructing some original concepts of axiomatic thermodynamics by employing Caratheodory's somewhat esoteric approach as his guiding concept. Published in the Handbuch der Physik, his comprehensive treatise, evincing several novel ideas, has become a classic. Lande, Sommerfeld's student though never a true disciple, published two monographs on quantum mechanics that are remarkable for their content and exposition. In this connection it may be apposite to stress that Lande had sub­ scribed for many years to the (infelicitously named) Copenhagen interpretation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. O. Barut
    • 1
  • A. van der Merwe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of DenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Selected Scientific Papers of Alfred Landé
  • Editors P. Barut
    Alwyn van der Merwe
  • Series Title Fundamental Theories of Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2594-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8266-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3981-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 557
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quantum Physics
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