The Impact of the Neutron: Bohr and Heisenberg

  title={The Impact of the Neutron: Bohr and Heisenberg},
  author={J. Bromberg},
  journal={Hist Stud Phys Sci},
  • J. Bromberg
  • Published 1971
  • Physics
  • Hist Stud Phys Sci
  • attempted to bring my examination to bear on two problems. First, within three months of hearing of the neutron, Heisenberg suc ceeded in using it as the basis of a semiquantitative explanation of the composition and stability of nuclei. A comparison of Heisen berg and Bohr makes it possible to elucidate and, in part, to explain Heisenberg's achievement. Second, I have taken up the question of the place of nuclear theory within theoretical physics as a whole. This problem has not yet been dealt… CONTINUE READING
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