Chaos, Order, Chaos

Chaos, Order, Chaos : Transition from Classical to Quantum Physics

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This is a detailed account of a major scientific revolution, which resulted in the emergence of a consistent and comprehensive quantum mechanics. It gives an account of the transition of physics from a discipline dominated by macroscopic concepts such as directly observable bodies and electromagnetic fields generated by laboratory scale currents, to one ruled by three new microscopic constants, the electron charge e, Planck's quantum of action h, and Boltzmann's constant k, together with the speed of light c.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25mm | 767g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 1 halftone, line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195075137
  • 9780195075137