|Title||Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science|
|Description||With A New Introduction by David Lindley
A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE "NEW PHYSICS" AND A BRILLIANT MEDITATION ON ITS PHILOSOPHICAL CONSEQUENCES
The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. The outgrowth of a celebrated lecture series, this book remains as relevant, provocative, and fascinating as when it was first published in 1958. A brilliant scientist whose ideas altered our perception of the universe, Heisenberg is considered the father of quantum physics; he is most famous for the Uncertainty Principle, which states that quantum particles do not occupy a fixed, measurable position. His contributions remain a cornerstone of contemporary physics theory and application.
|Book Dimensions||Width: 5.25″ (5 1/4″)|
|Depth: 0.5″ (½″)|
|Contents||Introduction by David Lindley, An Old and a New Tradition, The History of Quantum Theory, The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Theory, Quantum Theory and the Roots of Atomic Science, The Development of Philosophical Ideas since Descartes in Comparison with the New Situation in Quantum Theory, The Relation of Quantum Theory to Other Parts of Natural Science, The Theory of Relativity, Criticism and Counterproposals to the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Theory, Quantum Theory and the Structure of Matter, Language and Reality in Modern Physics, The Role of Modern Physics in the Present Development of Human Thinking, NOBEL LECTURE: The Development of Quantum Mechanics|
|Published||May 08, 2007 (originally published in 1958, previous edition published in 1962 by Harper Torchbooks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)|
|Publisher||Harper Perennial Modern Thought (www.harperperennial.com)|
|Copyright||Copyright © 1958 by Werner Heisenberg. Introduction copyright © 2007 by David Lindley.|
|Printed in||United States of America|
|Book Format||Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle|
|Quoted Reviews||"A giant of modern physics." — New York Times
"Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle had a profound effect on philosophical concepts about the physical world. . . . The revolution in modern physics is the subject of this important book, of which the author is no less an authority than the man who was the leading figure in this revolution" — New York Times Book Review
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|Other||Introduction by David Lindley, author of Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
Includes Heisenberg's Nobel lecture and the essay "Science and Religion"
A winner of the Nobel Prize, WERNER HEISENBERG (1901-1976) was born in Würzberg, Germany, and received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Munich. He became famous for his groundbreaking Uncertainty (or Indeterminacy) Principle. After World War II he was named director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics.
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