Quantum Mechanics, 1925-1927
The Quantum Mechanic
Further Reading

LINKS to sites explaining quantum mechanics and its history, and additional books, are here.


Heisenberg, W., Der Teil und das Ganze (Munich: Piper, 1969). English: Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations. A.J. Pomerans, trans. (New York: Harper & Row, 1971), chapter 5.

Pais, Abraham, Niels Bohr's Times: In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1991).

Hendry, John, The Creation of Quantum Mechanics and the Bohr-Pauli Dialogue (Hingham, Mass.: D. Reidel, 1984).

Cassidy, David, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg (New York: W.H. Freeman, 1992), chapters 10, 11.


Jammer, Max, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966), chapters 4-5.

Mehra, Jagdish and Helmut Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1982), volumes 2-4.


The Uncertainty Principle


The Quantum Mechanic

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Paper on Quantum Mechanics

Heisenberg's Breakthrough

Conversation with Einstein

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1998 - American Institute of Physics and David Cassidy ()