"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 - the… Expand

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 of… Expand

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 and… Expand

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.- What… Expand

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 in… Expand

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 was… Expand

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 in… Expand