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  • ISBN: 9780226807942
  • ISBN10: 0226807940

The Story of Spin

by Sin-Itiro Tomonaga

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1998
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All atomic particles have a particular "spin", analogous to the earth's rotation on its axis. The quantum mechanical reality underlying spin is complex and still poorly understood. Sin-itiro Tomonaga's The Story of Spin remains the most complete and accessible treatment of spin, and is now available in English translation. Tomonaga tells the tale of the pioneers of physics and their difficult journey toward an understanding of the nature of spin and its relationship to statistics. His clear unfolding of the tale of spin is invaluable to students of physics, chemistry, and astronomy, and his description of the historical development of spin will interest historians and philosophers of science.
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