Quips, Quotes, and Quanta: An Anecdotal History of Physics

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World Scientific, 2007 - Science - 198 pages
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"This book deals with the history of physics, covering important developments in physics from the end of the nineteenth century to about 1930. Major topics include relativity theory (both special and general) and quantum mechanics." "This book concentrates on anecdotes about the physicists creating the new ideas. Both thematic and biographical in nature, it contains a heavy emphasis on personal incidents or quotes. Readers will be entertained with humorous incidents in the lives of some famous scientists, and simultaneously learn quite a bit of modern physics without the mathematical details, but with the important concepts. Academics and anyone interested in science in the most general sense are likely to want to read this book."--BOOK JACKET.

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About the author (2007)

Anton Z. Capri, PhD, is a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta and the author of "Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics," "Particles and Fields," "Problems & Solutions in Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics," and "Relativisitic Quantum Mechanics and Introduction to Quantum Field Theory." He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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