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Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics

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In 1909 the great German physicist and Nobel Prize winner Max Planck (1858-1947) delivered a series of eight lectures at Columbia University giving a fascinating overview of the new state of physics, which he had played a crucial role in bringing about.
The first, third, fifth, and sixth lectures present his account of the revolutionary developments occasioned when he first applied the quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation. The reader is given an invaluable opportunity to witness Planck's thought processes both on the level of philosophical principles as well as their application to physical processes on the microscopic and macroscopic scales.

In the second and fourth lectures Planck shows how the new ideas of statistical mechanics transformed the understanding of chemical physics. The seventh lecture discusses the principle of least action, while the final one gives an account of the theory of special relativity, of which Planck had been an early champion.

These lectures are especially important since they reflect Planck's reconsiderations and rethinking of his original discovery of quantum theory. A new Introduction by Peter Pesic places this book in historical perspective among Planck's works and those of his contemporaries. Now available in this inexpensive edition, it will be of particular interest to students of modern physics and of the philosophy and history of science.

Synopsis:

Landmark lectures (1909) by Nobel Prize winner deal with application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation, principle of least action, relativity theory, more. 1915 edition.

Synopsis:

Landmark lectures (1909) by discoverer of quantum theory present revolutionary developments occasioned by application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation. Also, how statistical mechanics transformed understanding of chemical physics; principle of least action, theory of relativity. Important for Planck's rethinking of his original discovery of quantum theory. 1915 edition.

Table of Contents

FIRST LECTURE.

  Introduction. Reversibility and Irreversibility

SECOND LECTURE.

  Thermodynamic States of Equilibrium in Dilute Solutions

THIRD LECTURE.

  Atomic Theory of Matter

FOURTH LECTURE.

  Equation of State for a Monatomic Gas

FIFTH LECTURE.

  Heat Radiation. Electrodynamic Theory

SIXTH LECTURE.

  Heat Radiation. Statistical Theory

SEVENTH LECTURE.

  General Dynamics. Principle of Least Action

EIGHTH LECTURE.

  General Dynamics. Principle of Relativity

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486697307
Translator:
Wills, A. P.
Author:
Wills, A. P.
Author:
Physic
Author:
Planck, H. Ed.
Author:
Max
Author:
Physics
Author:
Planck
Author:
S
Author:
Planck, Max
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Planck, max, 1858-1947
Subject:
Physics-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.42 lb

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Landmark lectures (1909) by Nobel Prize winner deal with application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation, principle of least action, relativity theory, more. 1915 edition.
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Landmark lectures (1909) by discoverer of quantum theory present revolutionary developments occasioned by application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation. Also, how statistical mechanics transformed understanding of chemical physics; principle of least action, theory of relativity. Important for Planck's rethinking of his original discovery of quantum theory. 1915 edition.
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