By A. Douglas Stone
Einstein and the Quantum unearths for the 1st time the whole importance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum idea. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, watching that God doesn't play cube. yet, actually, he concept extra in regards to the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the center of what we now recognize as quantum theory--than he did approximately relativity.
A compelling mixture of physics, biography, and the heritage of technology, Einstein and the Quantum stocks the untold tale of ways Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the motive force at the back of early quantum conception. It paints a vibrant portrait of the enduring physicist as he grappled with the it sounds as if contradictory nature of the atomic international, during which its invisible materials defy the kinds of classical physics, behaving concurrently as either particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later paintings at the emission and absorption of sunshine, and on atomic gases, led on to Erwin Schrödinger's leap forward to the trendy kind of quantum mechanics. The publication sheds gentle on why Einstein finally renounced his personal awesome paintings on quantum concept, as a result of his deep trust in technological know-how as whatever goal and eternal.
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