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From c-Numbers to q-Numbers

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From c-Numbers to q-Numbers
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520078225
ISBN-13: 9780520078222
Number of pages: 388

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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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