The origin and development of the quantum theory
by Max Planck
Publisher: The Clarendon press 1922
Number of pages: 32
"The origin and development of the quantum theory" is Max Planck's Nobel prize address delivered before the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at Stockholm, 2 June, 1920. Planck sketches in outline the history of the origin of the Quantum Theory and gives a brief account of the development of this theory and its influence on the Physics of the present day.
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