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Description - Quantum Generations by Helge Kragh

At the end of the 19th century, some physicists believed that the basic principles underlying their subject were already known, and that physics in the future would only consist of filling in the details. They could hardly have been more wrong. The 20th century saw the rise of quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, particle physics, and condensed-matter physics, among other fields. These subjects have fundamentally changed our understanding of space, time, and matter. They have also transormed daily life, inspiring a technological revolution that has included the development of radio, television, lasers, nuclear power, and computers. In this book, Helge Kragh presents a sweeping account of these extraordinary achievements of the 20th century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691095523
ISBN-10: 0691095523
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Helge Kragh

Helge Kragh is Professor of History of Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. His previous books include An introduction to the Historiography of Science, Dirac A Scientific Biography, and Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe (Princeton).