strange story of the quantum an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledge by Banesh Hoffmann

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Published by Harper & Brothers in New York, London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Quantum theory.,
  • Atoms.,
  • Nuclear physics.

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Statementby Banesh Hoffmann ...
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC174.1 .H6
The Physical Object
Paginationxi p., 1 l., 239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6512324M
LC Control Number47003975
OCLC/WorldCa958701

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