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Physics in Perspective

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  • John S. Rigden
  • Roger H. StuewerEmail author
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When Galileo wrote his Two Chief World Systems and Two New Sciences, he wrote them as a dialogue among three interlocutors. Harald Fritzsch follows Galileo’s lead and in his book, You Are Wrong, Mr Einstein!, the dialogue is among four interlocutors: Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg, and Feynman. Feynman and Heisenberg are the wise men, like Galileo’s Salviati; Newton is the eager learner, like Segredo; and yes, Einstein holds back, like Simplicio. In addition to these four well-known physicists engaged in a fictional dialogue, there is Adrian Haller from Bern University. From the title of the book a reader might guess that the book is about quantum mechanics.

The fifteen chapters in the book include, in part, dialogues on The Start of Quantum Theory; Atoms; Waves and Particles; Spin; Forces and Particles in Quantum Physics; Electrons and Photons; and The Fundamental Constants. Heisenberg and Feynman take the lead in explaining the concepts and features of quantum mechanics; Newton is...

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  1. 1.MinneapolisUSA

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