Description 
1 online resource 
Series 
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", 18798195 ; course 197 

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi."
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" ; course 197

Contents 
Intro; Title Page; Contents; Preface; Course group shot; Science in tumultuous times; Introduction; 1. The years of the First World War (19141918); 2. PostWar years (19191921); 3. Quantum mechanics (the 1920s); 4. Exile (1933); 5. The atom bomb (1945); 6. The Nobel Prize (1954); 7. Conclusion (1970); Appendix A; Appendix B; But God does play dice: The path to quantum mechanics; Introduction; 1. Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland); 2. Gottingen; 3. Frankfurt; 4. Gottingen again; 5. America; 6. Gottingen; From the Bohr model to Heisenberg's quantum mechanics; 1. Introduction 

2. From Balmer to Bohr; 3. The Bohr model between success and failure; 4. Heisenberg's path from classical physics to quantum mechanics; 4.1. Action integral in Fourier space; 4.2. Extension to an arbitrary frequency spectrum; 4.3. The appearance of noncommuting quantities; 5. Quantization of the linear harmonic oscillator; 6. Light at the end of the tunnel; The linearity of quantum mechanics and the birth of the Schrodinger equation; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Linearization of the nonlinear wave equation; 1.2. Key ideas of our previous approaches; 1.3. Outline 

2. Road towards the Schrodinger equation; 3. Comparison with the literature; 4. Why zero?; 4.1. A curious mathematical identity; 4.2. Definition of a quantum wave by its amplitude; 4.3. Formulation of the problem; 5. Classical mechanics guides the amplitude of the Schrodinger wave; 5.1. HamiltonJacobi theory in a nutshell; 5.2. Classical action as a phase field; 6. Quantum condition implies linear Schrodinger equation; 6.1. Emergence of a quantum phase; 6.2. Continuity equation with quantum current; 6.3. Quantum HamiltonJacobi equation 

7. Classicality condition implies nonlinear wave equation; 7.1. General real amplitude; 7.2. Amplitude given by Van Vleck determinant; 7.2.1. Superclassical waves; 7.2.2. Superclassical waves are WKB waves; 8. From Van Vleck via Rosen to Schrodinger; 8.1. The need for linearity; 8.2. Linearization due to quantum current; 9. Summary and outlook; Appendix A. Van Vleck continuity equation; Appendix A.1. Onedimensional case; Appendix A.1.1. Derivation of continuity equation; Appendix A.1.2. Explicit expressions for density and current from action 

Appendix A.1.3. Density and current from continuity equation; Appendix A.2. Multidimensional case; Appendix A.3. Differential of a determinant; Appendix B. Nonlinear wave equation for WKB wave; Wave phenomena and wave equations; 1. Preludium; 2. Water waves; 2.1. Wave equation for water waves; 3. Matter wave; 3.1. Wave equation for matter wave; 4. Final remark; 5. Further readings; History leading to Bell's inequality and experiments; 1. Introduction; 2. Early history; 3. The beginnings of quantum mechanics; 4. Bell Inequalities; 5. Initial experiments 
Notes 
"Varenna on Lake Como, Villa Monastero, 813 July 2016." 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (IOS Press, viewed February 22, 2019) 
Subject 
Quantum theory.


Quantum theory.


SCIENCE  Energy.


SCIENCE  Mechanics  General.


SCIENCE  Physics  General.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Rasel, E. M., editor.


Schleich, Wolfgang, editor.


Wölk, S. (Sabine), editor.

ISBN 
1614999376 

9781614999379 
