Pauli's Exclusion Principle
The Origin and Validation of a Scientific Principle
By (author) Michela Massimi
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Pauli's Exclusion Principle by Michela Massimi
Book DescriptionThere is hardly another principle in physics with wider scope of applicability and more far-reaching consequences than Pauli's exclusion principle. This book explores the principle's origin in the atomic spectroscopy of the early 1920s, its subsequent embedding into quantum mechanics, and later experimental validation with the development of quantum chromodynamics. The reconstruction of this crucial historic episode provides an excellent foil to reconsider Kuhn's view on incommensurability. The author defends the prospective rationality of the revolutionary transition from the old to the new quantum theory around 1925 by focusing on the way Pauli's principle emerged as a phenomenological rule 'deduced' from some anomalous phenomena and theoretical assumptions of the old quantum theory. The subsequent process of validation is historically reconstructed and analysed within the framework of 'dynamic Kantianism'. The variety of themes skilfully interwoven in this book will appeal to philosophers, historians, scientists and anyone interested in philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521839112
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Pauli's Exclusion Principle, Paperback (October 2012)
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Kant and Philosophy of Science Today: Volume 63, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Michela Massimi
Explores what relevance Kant's philosophy has in current issues surrounding the philosophy of science, mathematics and physics.
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Author Biography - Michela Massimi
Michela Massimi is a Research Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge, affiliated to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
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