The Resource Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, (electronic resource)

Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, (electronic resource)

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Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian
Title
Einstein and the quantum
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the quest of the valiant Swabian
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eng
Summary
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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Midwest
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1954-
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Stone, A. Douglas
Dewey number
530.12
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Quantum theory
  • Science
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400874040
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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13281833
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MWT13281833
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400874040
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13281833
Publisher number
MWT13281833
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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