Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics
by Max Planck
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1915
Number of pages: 99
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.
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