The Origins of Modern Physics

  • Luca SalasnichEmail author
Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)


In this chapter we review the main results of early modern physics (which we suppose the reader learned in previous introductory courses), namely the special relativity of Einstein and the old quantum mechanics due to Planck, Bohr, Schrödinger, and others. The chapter gives also a brief description of the relevant axioms of quantum mechanics, historically introduced by Dirac and Von Neumann, and elementary notions of quantum information. The chapter ends with elements of quantum statistical mechanics.


Spectral Decomposition Canonical Ensemble Linear Momentum Quantum Gate Grand Canonical Ensemble 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fisica e Astronomia “Galileo Galilei”Università di PadovaPadovaItaly

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