The Story of Spin

Tomonaga Sin-Itiro Oka Takeshi
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... Read More
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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.

This piece of the history of physics will provide excellent and exciting reading. . . . It also provides the personal touch of an expert in the field that is so often lacking in the physics literature. I recommend it very highly.--Fritz Rohrlich, Physics Today

Sin-itiro Tomonaga was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226807940
ISBN-13 9780226807942
GTIN-13 9780226807942
GTIN-14 09780226807942
Author Tomonaga Sin-Itiro|Oka Takeshi
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 265
Publication Date Aug 14, 1998
Dimension 5.99 in 8.94 in 0.58 in