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The Resource Einstein versus Bohr : the continuing controversies in physics, Mendel Sachs

Einstein versus Bohr : the continuing controversies in physics, Mendel Sachs

Label
Einstein versus Bohr : the continuing controversies in physics
Title
Einstein versus Bohr
Title remainder
the continuing controversies in physics
Statement of responsibility
Mendel Sachs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Einstein Versus Bohr is unlike other books on science written by experts for non-experts, because it presents the history of science in terms of problems, conflicts, contradictions, and arguments. Science normally "keeps a tidy workshop." Professor Sachs breaks with convention by taking us into the theoretical workshop, giving us a problem-oriented account of modern physics, an account that concentrates on underlying concepts and debate. The book contains mathematical explanations, but it is so-designed that the whole argument can be followed with the math omitted. Professor Sachs' story begins with classical and nineteenth century physics, describes the early discoveries in particle theory, and introduces the "old" quantum theory, which evolved into the quantum mechanics of the Copenhagen School. Such important ideas as the Einstein Photon Box experiment and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox, and Schrodinger's Cat Paradox are clearly expounded, followed by a completely fresh explanation of relativity in conceptual terms, showing how apparent paradoxes can be removed by Einstein's own interpretation, especially that of his later years. Professor Sachs gives a detailed comparison of the fundamentals of the quantum and relativity theories, suggesting how the contradictions might be resolved. In an epilogue, he makes suggestions, with reference to religious notions, Taoism, and Buber's theory of I-Thou, for generalizing Einstein's approach beyond physics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sachs, Mendel
Dewey number
530.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC7
LC item number
.S2 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Bohr, Niels
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum theory
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Bohr, Niels
  • Natuurkunde
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Philosophie
  • Quantenmechanik
  • Quantentheorie
  • Relativitätstheorie
Label
Einstein versus Bohr : the continuing controversies in physics, Mendel Sachs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [273]-285
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ideas of classical physics -- Nineteenth-century physics: a conceptual bridge to modern views -- Early discoveries about quantized matter and radiation -- Wave-particle dualism and matter -- Early interpretations of quantum mechanics -- The Copenhagen school -- Objections to quantum mechanics and counter-proposals -- The theory of relativity--What's it all about? -- Further implications of relativity theory -- Fundamental conflicts between the quantum and relativity theories
Control code
17805111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812690651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88010333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1166268
  • (OCoLC)17805111
Label
Einstein versus Bohr : the continuing controversies in physics, Mendel Sachs
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [273]-285
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ideas of classical physics -- Nineteenth-century physics: a conceptual bridge to modern views -- Early discoveries about quantized matter and radiation -- Wave-particle dualism and matter -- Early interpretations of quantum mechanics -- The Copenhagen school -- Objections to quantum mechanics and counter-proposals -- The theory of relativity--What's it all about? -- Further implications of relativity theory -- Fundamental conflicts between the quantum and relativity theories
Control code
17805111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812690651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88010333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1166268
  • (OCoLC)17805111

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