## The Physical Principles of the Quantum TheoryThe contributions of few contemporary scientists have been as far reaching in their effects as those of Nobel Laureate Werner Heisenberg. His matrix theory is one of the bases of modern quantum mechanics, while his "uncertainty principle" has altered our whole philosophy of science. |

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This excellent book is a cheap way, (< $10 at review time), to get a view of how Heisenberg thought about quantum mechanics circa 1930. The book is constructed from his notes for a series of lectures given at the University of Chicago. The book is about 3/4 text discussing an overview of quantum theories and the experiments that led up to/verified those theories. The last quarter or so is dedicated to laying out the mathematical formalism.

this is advanced level text book for both graduation and postgraduation

level students.

### Contents

INTRODUCTORY | 1 |

CRITIQUE OF THE PHYSICAL CONCEPTS OF THE COR | 13 |

CRITIQUE OF THE PHYSICAL CONCEPTS OF THE WAVE | 47 |

THE STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION OF QUANTUM | 55 |

DISCUSSION OF IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTS | 66 |

Diffraction Experiments | 76 |

The Experiment of Einstein and Rupp | 79 |

Emission Absorption and Dispersion of Radiation | 80 |

THE MATHEMATICAL APPARATUS OF THE QUAN TUM THEORY | 105 |

The Transformation Theory | 123 |

The Schrodinger Equation | 132 |

The Perturbation Method | 138 |

the Physical | 142 |

terpretation of the Transformation Matrices | 152 |

The Corpuscular Concept for Radiation | 153 |

Classical Theory | 157 |

b Correspondence Principle and the Method of Vir tual Charges | 82 |

ri The Complete Treatment of Radiationand Matter | 84 |

Interference and the Conservation Laws | 88 |

The Compton Effect and the ComptonSimon Ex periment | 92 |

Radiation Fluctuation Phenomena | 95 |

Relativistic Formulation of the Quantum Theory | 101 |

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