The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

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The Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Paul Dirac

Synopsis: The Principles of Quantum Mechanics is an influential monograph on quantum mechanics written by Paul Dirac and first published by Oxford University Press in 1930. Dirac gives an account of quantum mechanics by “demonstrating how to construct a completely new theoretical framework from scratch”; “problems were tackled top-down, by working on the great principles, with the details left to look after themselves”. It leaves classical physics behind after the first chapter, presenting the subject with a logical structure. Its 82 sections contain 785 equations with no diagrams. – Wikipedia

First Published: 1930 | ISBN-13: 978-0198520115

Book’s Wikipedia Entry

Mini-bio: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. Among other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac equation, which describes the behaviour of fermions and predicted the existence of antimatter. Dirac shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1933 with Erwin Schrödinger, “for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory”. He also did work that forms the basis of modern attempts to reconcile general relativity with quantum mechanics. – Wikipedia

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