Adiabatical Invariance in Microphysics

  • José Vassalo Pereira
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 261)


Adiabatical Invariance made its first appearance in Physics in the Solvay Meeting of 1911 (Réunions Solvay1), when the President — who was Henrik Anton Lorentz himself — asked to the attendants what would become the oscillations of a classical pendulum if one undertakes to shorten its length very slowly. The answer to that question was immediately given by Einstein: under such conditions the quotient between the total energy E and the frequency v should remain the same.


Schrodinger Equation Quantum Transition Adiabatical Invariance Conservative Case Thermodynamical Concept 
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  • José Vassalo Pereira
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  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesUniversity of LisbonPortugal

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