The Completion of Quantum Mechanics 1926–1941

  • Authors
  • Jagdish Mehra
  • Helmut Rechenberg

Part of the The Historical Development of Quantum Theory book series (MEHRA, volume 6 / 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jagdish Mehra, Helmut Rechenberg
    Pages 1015-1243
  3. Jagdish Mehra, Helmut Rechenberg
    Pages 1244-1252
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1253-1612

About this book


Quantum Theory, together with the principles of special and general relativity, constitute a scientific revolution that has profoundly influenced the way in which we think about the universe and the fundamental forces that govern it. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of that scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning. Drawing upon such materials as the resources of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics, the Niels Bohr Archives, and the archives and scientific correspondence of the principal quantum physicists, as well as Jagdish Mehra's personal discussions over many years with most of the architects of quantum theory, the authors have written a rigorous scientific history of quantum theory in a deeply human context. This multivolume work presents a rich account of an intellectual triumph: a unique analysis of the creative scientific process. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is science, history, and biography, all wrapped in the story of a great human enterprise. Its lessons will be an aid to those working in the sciences and humanities alike.


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