Book 1973

The Physicist’s Conception of Nature

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ISBN: 978-94-010-2604-8 (Print) 978-94-010-2602-4 (Online)

Table of contents (44 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIV

  2. Development of the Physicist’s Conception of Nature

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      Pages 1-14

      Development of the Physicist’s Conception of Nature

  3. Space, Time, and Geometry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-33

      The Universe as a Whole

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      Pages 34-44

      A Chapter in the Astrophysicist’s View of the Universe

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      Pages 45-59

      Fundamental Constants and Their Development in Time

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      Pages 60-70

      The Expanding Earth

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      Pages 71-91

      The Nature and Structure of Spacetime

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      Pages 92-178

      Einstein, Hilbert, and the Theory of Gravitation

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      Pages 179-201

      Theory of Gravitation

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      Chapter

      Pages 202-247

      From Relativity to Mutability

  4. Quantum Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249

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      Chapter

      Pages 251-263

      The Wave-Particle Dilemma

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      Chapter

      Pages 264-275

      Development of Concepts in the History of Quantum Theory

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      Chapter

      Pages 276-293

      From Matrix Mechanics and Wave Mechanics to Unified Quantum Mechanics

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      Pages 294-299

      Early Years of Quantum Mechanics: Some Reminiscences

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      Chapter

      Pages 300-319

      The Mathematical Structure of Elementary Quantum Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 320-330

      Relativistic Equations in Quantum Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 331-369

      The Electron: Development of the First Elementary Particle Theory

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      Chapter

      Pages 370-379

      The Development of Quantum Field Theory

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      Pages 380-403

      Quantum Theory of Fields (until 1947)

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      Chapter

      Pages 404-412

      Development of Quantum Electrodynamics

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      Chapter

      Pages 413-429

      A Report on Quantum Electrodynamics

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