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The physicist's conception of nature
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The Beat of a Different Drum: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
"If it's a boy, he'll be a scientist" "what one fool can do, another can do better" Undergraduate at MIT arrival in Princeton as a graduate student action-at-a-distance in electrodynamics - theExpand
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Temperature correction to the casimir effect
Abstract The temperature correction to the Casimir effect is calculated by applying statistical mechanics to a resonant cavity at finite temperature. Comparison is made with the macroscopic theory ofExpand
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The Quantum Theory of Planck, Einstein, Bohr and Sommerfeld: Its Foundation and the Rise of Its Difficulties 1900–1925
I Quanta and Molecules: The Quantum Theory of Planck, Einstein and Nernst.- I.1 The Law of Blackbody Radiation.- I.2 The Significance of the Constants in Planck's Law.- I.3 Fluctuations andExpand
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Physical reality and mathematical description
I : Art, History and Philosophy.- Science and Art.- Leonard de Vinci et l'hydrodynamique.- Our knowledge of the external world.- Geometrie and Physik.- Quantum physics and process metaphysics.- WhatExpand
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Josiah Willard Gibbs and the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics
In this study, I discuss the development of the ideas of Josiah Willard Gibbs' Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics and the fundamental role they played in forming the modern concepts inExpand
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Einstein and the foundation of statistical mechanics
In three papers (1902–1904), Albert Einstein developed the essential principles of the statistical mechanical approach to thermodynamics before he was twenty-five years old. Einstein's work wasExpand
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The formulation of matrix mechanics and its modifications, 1925-1926
I The Rediscovery of a Mathematical Tool.- I.1 Max Born's Interpretation of Heisenberg's Quantum Condition.- I.2 The Development of Matrix Calculus.- I.3 Early Applications of Matrix Methods inExpand
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