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Taming the Atom - von Baeyer

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Fascinating, accessible study recounts the process of discovery, from atomism of the Greeks to quantum revolutions of the 1920s and the theories and conjectures of today. Topics include components of the atom, quantum mechanics, atomic landscape, atoms in isolation, more. "Lucid and entertaining." -- "The New York Times Book Review."

Prologuep. xv
The Past
The Enduring Idea of Atomismp. 3
The Components of the Atomp. 20
Quantum Mechanics: The Language of the Atomp. 37
The Present
Images of Atomsp. 59
The Atomic Landscapep. 76
Atoms in Isolationp. 89
Atoms and the Voidp. 104
Atoms in Actionp. 118
Counting the Atomsp. 132
The Future
Atomic Standardsp. 147
Large-Scale Quantum Mechanicsp. 163
In Search of the Missing Rungp. 179
Quantum Realityp. 194
The Next Revolutionp. 212
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780486414478
ISBN-10: 0486414477
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 16th October 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3