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Dirac: A Scientific Biography

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ISBN 10: 0521380898 / ISBN 13: 9780521380898
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400 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 6.5in. x 1.2in.This first full-length biography of Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac offers a comprehensive account of his physics in its historical context, including less known areas such as cosmology and classical electron theory. It is based extensively on unpublished sources, including Diracs correspondence with Bohr, Heisenberg, Pauli, Schrdinger, Gamow and others. Dirac was undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and influential physicists of the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1934, the Nobel Prize laureate revolutionized physics with his brilliant contributions to quantum theory. This work examines Diracs successes and failures, and pays particular attention to his opposition to modern quantum electrodynamics; an opposition based on aesthetic objections. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521380898

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Title: Dirac: A Scientific Biography

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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This first full-length biography of Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac offers a comprehensive account of his physics in its historical context, including less known areas such as cosmology and classical electron theory. It is based extensively on unpublished sources, including Dirac's correspondence with Bohr, Heisenberg, Pauli, Schrödinger, Gamow and others. Dirac was undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and influential physicists of the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1934, the Nobel Prize laureate revolutionized physics with his brilliant contributions to quantum theory. This work examines Dirac's successes and failures, and pays particular attention to his opposition to modern quantum electrodynamics; an opposition based on aesthetic objections.

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Paul Dirac was one of the most brilliant physicists of the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1934 this Nobel Laureate revolutionized physics with his contributions to quantum theory. This biography offers an account of his life and presents his physics in a historical context, including known areas such as cosmology and classical electron theory.

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