**From c-Numbers to q-Numbers**

by Olivier Darrigol

**Publisher**: University of California Press 1993**ISBN/ASIN**: 0520078225**ISBN-13**: 9780520078222**Number of pages**: 388

**Description**:

The history of quantum theory is a maze of conceptual problems, through which Olivier Darrigol provides a lucid and learned guide, tracking the role of formal analogies between classical and quantum theory. From Planck's first introduction of the quantum of action to Dirac's formulation of quantum mechanics, Darrigol illuminates not only the history of quantum theory but also the role of analogies in scientific thinking and theory change.

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