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Optik. Ein Lehrbuch der elektromagnetischen Lichttheorie.

BORN, Max:

Published by Berlin: Julius Springer, 1933.
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First Edition. vii, 591 pp; 252 figs. Original cloth. Near Fine, in original plain slipcase (worn). "While the fields of quantum mechanics and of lattice dynamics were very natural ones in which important books by Born would be expected it is most remarkable that two of the best known technical works from his pen are on a subject that was never central to his research--theoretical optics. The first of these appeared in Germany shortly before Bornís exile began" (Biog. Mem. F.R.S., Vol. 17, p. 39). Also see D.S.B. 15: 43. "After my return to Göttingen in spring 1929, I slowly resumed my official duties. But I did not feel strong enough to do research work again and decided instead to write down some on my lecture courses in order to publish them later . This work, however, proved no less strenuous than original research; so I had underestimated my strength. I found much in the current presentations unsatisfactory or incomplete and began to work out new methods and results. Yet after having taken up my ordinary duties, lecturing, examining, supervising theses, etc., there was little time left for the optics book. Therefore I began my day a little earlier and worked on the book every morning before my lecture. I dictated the text to two students, Lieb and Weppner, and they brought me a readable manuscript the next day; they also carried out and checked calculations and prepared the numerous figures. The book grew beyond the volume of my actual lectures and became a fairly complete text-book of the electromagnetic theory of light, as far as this can be treated by classical methods (i.e. without quantum effects). It appeared in 1933, just when Hitler came to power, and was of course classified as 'Jewish Physics' and destroyed wholesale. Therefore the financial results were practically nil. I got a small sum as the first instalment of royalties. Whether the book was sold in Germany in considerable numbers I do not know; I think that apart from some scientific libraries there were very few purchasers. I had only one copy" (Born, Recollections, p. 241). Max Born: Nobel Prize, Physics, 1954. Bookseller Inventory # 14126

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Title: Optik. Ein Lehrbuch der elektromagnetischen ...

Publisher: Berlin: Julius Springer, 1933.

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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