The Resource Arnold Sommerfeld : Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951, by Michael Eckert, (electronic resource)

Arnold Sommerfeld : Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951, by Michael Eckert, (electronic resource)

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Arnold Sommerfeld : Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951
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Arnold Sommerfeld
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Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951
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by Michael Eckert
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eng
Summary
Arnold Sommerfeld (1868-1951) belongs with Max Planck (1858-1947), Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Niels Bohr (1885-1962) among the founders of modern theoretical physics, a science that developed into a budding discipline during his lifetime. Sommerfeld witnessed many of the most dramatic scientific, cultural and political events of this era. His correspondence with his family offers a vivid testament to the challenges and joys of a life in science. This biography attempts to reconstruct Sommerfeld’s life and work not only from the perspective of his achievements in theoretical physics but also with the goal of portraying the career of a scientist within the social and political environment in which it evolved. It is based to a large extent on Sommerfeld’s voluminous correspondence, which sheds light both on his private and scientific life. Furthermore, it provides an authentic view on the circumstances that shaped Sommerfeld’s career in different places – Königsberg, Göttingen, Clausthal, Aachen, Munich – and in different institutional and disciplinary settings – mineralogy, mathematics, engineering, physics. Although this biography is not a study of Sommerfeld’s school, it also renders transparent what made this group of physicists so unique and gave its founder the aura of a charismatic teacher. This becomes particularly evident in the reverence with which he was received by his hosts during his travels all over the world – travels that Sommerfeld perceived as cultural missions. International politics, personal zeal and scientific interests became closely entangled at such occasions. Such an entanglement is by no means uncommon in the history of science – but it is rarely observed so persistently as in Sommerfeld’s case
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Eckert, Michael
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QC173.96-174.52
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non fiction
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  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
  • Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Fluid- and Aerodynamics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Arnold Sommerfeld : Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951, by Michael Eckert, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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Prologue -- Königsberg Roots -- Setting the Course -- Klein's Assistant -- Clausthal -- Aachen -- Munich -- Physics in War and Peace -- The Quantum Pope -- Wave Mechanics -- Cultural Ambassador -- Descent -- The Bitter Years -- Carrying On -- Legacy -- Epilogue -- Backmatter
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unknown
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XIV, 471 p. 35 illus., 9 illus. in color.
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9781461474616
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-1-4614-7461-6
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-7461-6
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Arnold Sommerfeld : Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951, by Michael Eckert, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Königsberg Roots -- Setting the Course -- Klein's Assistant -- Clausthal -- Aachen -- Munich -- Physics in War and Peace -- The Quantum Pope -- Wave Mechanics -- Cultural Ambassador -- Descent -- The Bitter Years -- Carrying On -- Legacy -- Epilogue -- Backmatter
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIV, 471 p. 35 illus., 9 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781461474616
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-7461-6
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-7461-6

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