Pascual Jordan's resolution of the conundrum of the wave-particle duality of light

  title={Pascual Jordan's resolution of the conundrum of the wave-particle duality of light},
  author={Anthony Duncan and MIchel Janssen},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  • A. Duncan, M. Janssen
  • Published 24 September 2007
  • Physics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Abstract In 1909, Einstein derived a formula for the mean square energy fluctuation in black-body radiation. This formula is the sum of a wave term and a particle term. In a key contribution to the 1926 Dreimannerarbeit with Born and Heisenberg, Jordan showed that one recovers both terms in a simple model of quantized waves. So the two terms do not require separate mechanisms but arise from a unified dynamical framework. In this paper, we give a detailed reconstruction of Jordan's derivation of… 
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