100 Years of Planck’s Quantum by Ian Duck, E. C. G. Sudarshan

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By Ian Duck, E. C. G. Sudarshan

This research takes the reader from Planck’s discovery of the quantum in 1900 to interpretations and purposes of non-relativistic quantum mechanics in the beginning of the twenty first century. The advent of the quantum inspiration leads off the prehistory of quantum mechanics, that includes Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Compton and de Broglie’s contributions. Their unique discovery papers are featured with explanatory notes and advancements partly One. the discovery of matrix mechanics and quantum mechanics by means of Heisenberg, Born, Jordan, Dirac and Schrodinger is gifted subsequent partly . Following that, partially 3, are the Einstein-Bohr debates at the interpretation of quantum mechanics culminating in Bell’s inequality and Aspect’s scan demonstrating the reality of the lengthy diversity quantum correlations to which Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen took nice exception. Resolutions of quantum paradoxes and the present kingdom of such debates are summarized. half 4 offers a range of the main dramatic sleek advancements, either theoretical and experimental. those comprise Feynman direction integrals, the trendy interpretation in line with decoherence, quantum optics experiments resulting in teleportation, DeWitt’s wave functionality of the universe, and a quick creation to the end-of-the-millennium customers of quantum computation. A concluding bankruptcy offers the authors’ conjectures for the following a hundred years of the quantum.

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11) M. Planck, Ann. d. Phys. 1, 69 (1900). Here as P a p e r I I . 12) F. Kurlbaum, Wied. Ann. 65, 759 (1898). 13) 0 . Lummer u. E. Pringsheim, Verhandl. der Deutsch. Physikal. Gesellsch. 2, 176 (1900). 14) [Note added in translation: This statement is not quite accurate. 55 x 10" 2 7 (1% low). ] P a p e r 1-5: Excerpt from Annalen der Physik 4, 564 (1901). 244. ) In his fundamental paper "On the Relation Between the Second Law of Ther­ modynamics and the Probability Basis of the Law of Thermal Equilibrium", Boltz­ mann [1] found the equilibrium entropy of a monatomic gas to be the logarithm of the probability of the state.

Paper 1-2: Excerpt from Annalen der Physik 1, 719 (1900). Entropy and Temperature of Radiant Heat von M a x Planck §1. Introduction and Summary. In a recently published paper [1], I have constructed an expression for the entropy of radiant heat, which complies with all the requirements on the properties of this quantity arising on the one hand from thermodynamics, and on the other from electromagnetic theory. the result, and thus also Wien's Law, is a necessary consequence of the application of the Principle of the Increase of Entropy to the theory of electromagnetic radiation.

215 (1899). Also see H. , Tubingen (1898); and H. Rubens, Wied. Ann. 69, 582 (1899). These works discuss variants of Wien's Law. Paper 1-2: Excerpt from Annalen der Physik 1, 719 (1900). Entropy and Temperature of Radiant Heat von M a x Planck §1. Introduction and Summary. In a recently published paper [1], I have constructed an expression for the entropy of radiant heat, which complies with all the requirements on the properties of this quantity arising on the one hand from thermodynamics, and on the other from electromagnetic theory.

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