Schrödinger’s Contribution to Relativity

Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 17/1977)


Relativity and quantum theory have a very interesting common origin, as recent theory have a very interesting common origin, as recent historical research has shown. Their common roots are to be found in Einsteinf’s study of thermodynamic fluctuations, which led to the theory of Brownian motion and to the introduction of light quanta, which he needed to understand the fluctuations in black body radiation. It was the very concept of light quanta which led to special relativity, since the relation E = hν had to be valid in all frames of reference. The need to proove this gave birth to a new theory of space and time.


Black Hole Black Body Radiation Wave Mechanic Light Quantum Expand Universe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Sexl
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniv. WienAustria

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