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Concerning an heuristic point of view toward the emission and transformation of light

  title={Concerning an heuristic point of view toward the emission and transformation of light},
  author={Albert B. Einstein}
A profound formal distinction exists between the theoretical concepts which physicists have formed regarding gases and other ponderable bodies and the Maxwellian theory of electromagnetic processes in so–called empty space. While we consider the state of a body to be completely determined by the positions and velocities of a very large, yet finite, number of atoms and electrons, we make use of continuous spatial functions to describe the electromagnetic state of a given volume, and a finite… 

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