Fritz London : A Scientific Biography (Paperback)

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Fritz London was one of the twentieth century's key figures in the development of theoretical physics and chemistry. A quiet and self-effacing man, he was one of the founders of quantum chemistry, and was also the first to suggest that superconductivity and superfluidity could be viewed as macroscopic quantum phenomena. This thoroughly researched biography gives a detailed account of London's life and work, and, by following his correspondence with other leading physicists and chemists (such as Erwin Schrodinger, Walter Heitler, Max Born, John Bardeen, Max von Laue and Brian Pippard), examines the process by which scientific theories become legitimized.

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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521023191
SKU 202100274
Format Paperback
ISBN10 052102319X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 0.75T
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Annotation This biography gives a detailed account of London's life and work in Munich, Berlin, Oxford, Paris, and the United States. It includes his correspondence and collaborations with other leading physicists and chemists including: Erwin Schrodinger, Walter Heitler, Linus Pauling, Robert Milliken, John van Vleck, Max von Laue, and Lev Landau and examines the process by which scientific theories become legitimized. Covering a period in the development of theoretical physics, and containing an appraisal of London's work by the late John Bardeen, this book will be of interest to physicists, chemists, and to anyone interested in the history of science.
Editors Note Fritz London was one of the twentieth century's key figures in the development of quantum physics. A quiet and self-effacing man, he was one of the founders of quantum chemistry, and was the first to give a phenomenological explanation of superconductivity. This thoroughly researched biography gives a detailed account of London's life and work in Munich, Berlin, Oxford, Paris, and finally in the United States. Also, by following his correspondence, collaborations, and controversies with other leading physicists and chemists including Erwin Schrödinger, Walter Heitler, Linus Pauling, Robert Mulliken, John van Vleck, Max von Laue, and Lev Landau, it examines the process by which scientific theories become legitimized. Covering a fascinating period in the development of theoretical physics, and containing an appraisal of London's work by the late John Bardeen, this book will be of great interest to physicists, chemists, and to anyone interested in the history of science.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0324
Publisher Cambridge University Press

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