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Author Gribbin, John, 1946-

Title Erwin Schrödinger and the quantum revolution / John Gribbin.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2013.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Putnam County PL - Standard Stacks - SDGG-8  YA B SCHRODINGER    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B SCHRODINGER    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 321 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 2012.
Summary "This books takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colorful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trade mark accessible style and popular touch explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: It's not rocket science -- Nineteenth-century boy -- Physics before Schrodinger -- Twentieth-century man -- The first quantum revolution -- Solid Swiss respectability -- Matrix mechanics -- Schrodinger and the second quantum revolution -- The big time in Berlin -- The coming of the quantum cat -- There, and back again -- "The happiest years of my life" -- What is life? -- Back to Vienna -- Schrodinger's scientific legacy -- Postscript: Quantum generations.
Subject Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961.
Physicists -- Austria -- Biography.
Physics -- Philosophy.
Quantum theory.
SCIENCE / Physics.
ISBN 9781118299265 hardback
1118299264 hardback

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