Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro, gratis retourneren, bezorging waar en wanneer je wilt met   artikelen*

QED and the Men Who Made It

Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga

  • Engelstalig
  • 768 pagina's
  • 9780691033273
  • april 1994
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. Several approaches had been tried and had failed. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED), probably the most successful theory in physics. This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, three of whom won the Nobel Prize for their work. In this book, physicist and historian Silvan Schweber tells the story of these four physicists, blending discussions of their scientific work with fascinating biographical sketches.


Setting the achievements of these four men in context, Schweber begins with an account of the early work done by physicists such as Dirac and Jordan, and describes the gathering of eminent theorists at Shelter Island in 1947, the meeting that heralded the new era of QED. The rest of his narrative comprises individual biographies of the four physicists, discussions of their major contributions, and the story of the scientific community in which they worked. Throughout, Schweber draws on his technical expertise to offer a lively and lucid explanation of how this theory was finally established as the appropriate way to describe the atomic and subatomic realms.

Recensie(s)

A remarkable and exciting book... Schweber brings to his efforts the tools of the professional historian ... and the tools of a professional physicist who has himself worked on QED, a field as highly technical and abstruse as it is important. --Science

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Engelstalig
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
april 1994
Druk
1
Afmetingen
23,5 x 15,2 x 3,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
768 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
ISBN13
9780691033273
ISBN10
9780691033273

EAN

EAN
9780691033273

Je vindt dit artikel in

Categorieën
Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
Select ledenvoordeel
Gratis verzending
Nieuw of tweedehands
Nieuw
Type boek
Tot € 60,00, Tot € 70,00, Tot € 250,00, Van € 0 tot € 69, Van € 0 tot € 75

Reviews QED and the Men Who Made It

Zeer goed Goed Gemiddeld Onvoldoende Slecht

Voor dit artikel zijn er nog geen reviews geschreven. Schrijf nu zelf de eerste review.

Uit ons lees Magazine

“Het leven is in feite onbeduidend” - Bart Chabot

Bart Chabot is bekend als acteur, schrijver en muzikant. Zijn nieuwste boek ‘Easy Street’ is net uit. In gesprek met Janneke vertelt Bart over zijn donkere periodes, eenzaamheid en het schrijverschap.

Lees volledig artikel
Bindwijze: Paperback
54, 71
1 - 2 weken Tooltip
Verkoop door Books2Anywhere
  • Gratis verzending
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
Andere verkopers (1)
Snelste levering
8 - 11 dagen
Snelste levering

Vaak samen gekocht

Vragen en antwoorden

Over dit artikel zijn nog geen vragen gesteld.