Description 
1 online resource (vi, 194 pages) 
Contents 
Boyhood  The Making of a Scientific Maverick  Battle With a Legend  The Widening Circle  Antipodean Winds  Argonne National Laboratory  Macquarie University  The Reflective Years  Appendix I. Publications of J.E. Moyal  Appendix II. P.A.M. Dirac  J.E. Moyal: Correspondence, 19441946. Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, MS 45/3/  Appendix III. Quantum Mechanics as a Statistical Theory / J.E. Moyal 
Summary 
"J.E. Moyal has been pronounced 'one of Australia's most remarkable thinkers'. Yet, he was, essentially, a scientific maverick. Educated in a modest high school in Tel Aviv, he took himself to France to train as an engineer, statistician and mathematician and escaped to England as France fell. It was from outside academia that he entered into communication with the 'high priest' of British theoretical physics, P.A.M. Dirac, challenging him with the idea of a statistical basis of quantum mechanics. Their correspondence forms the core of this book and opens up an important and hitherto unknown chapter for physicists, mathematicians and historians of science. Moyal's classic paper, 'A statistical basis for quantum mechanics', also reproduced here in full, has come to underlie an explosion of research and to underpin an array of major technological developments."Publisher's description 
Analysis 
Mathematics 

Quantum theory 

Aerospace engineers 

Biography 

Australia 
Notes 
Includes index 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
88001 Moyal, J. E. (José Enrique), 19101998.


88001/(Q Moyal, J. E. (Jose⁺ѓ Enrique), 19101998 

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 19021984  Correspondence


Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 19021984 

Mathematicians  Australia  Biography


Aerospace engineers  Australia  Biography


Quantum theory  Mathematics


Biography and True Stories.


Biography: general.


Biography: science, technology and medicine Mod Biography: science, technology and medicine.


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology.


Aerospace engineers


Mathematicians


Quantum theory  Mathematics


Australia

Genre/Form 
Biographies


Personal correspondence

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Moyal, J. E.
Quantum mechanics as a statistical theory

ISBN 
9781920942595 

1920942599 
