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Classical Fields and Their Associated Particles

  • Philippe A. Martin
  • François Rothen
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Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

Introductory quantum physics texts often begin with a historical review. A typical starting point is the analysis of the black-body radiation spectrum, conducted in 1900 by Max Planck and traditionally considered the birth of quantum physics. This is a natural choice, as it is on this occasion that Planck first introduced his constant h.

Keywords

Electromagnetic Wave Harmonic Oscillator Coherent State Elastic Wave Classical Field 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe A. Martin
    • 1
  • François Rothen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Complex Matter PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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