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American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Jeremy Zallen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653327
eISBN:
9781469653341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The myth of light and progress has blinded us. In our electric world, we are everywhere surrounded by effortlessly glowing lights that simply exist, as they should, seemingly clear and comforting ... More


Birth of Quantum Mechanics—Planck, Einstein, Bohr

M. Suhail Zubairy

in Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198854227
eISBN:
9780191888649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854227.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In this chapter, three problems whose resolution laid the foundation of quantum mechanics are discussed. First the pioneering work of Max Planck is described who explained the spectrum of light ... More


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