Quantum Mechanics 1925-1927
The Uncertainty


Hear Hans Bethe talk briefly about Bohr and quantum mechanics (on the BBC site)

A set of Bethe lectures: personal perspectives on quantum physics (audio available)

A 14-page essay on the Origins of Quantum Theory by Cathryn Carson (PDF)

A biography of Max Planck, who originated quantum theory.

On the physics of quantum mechanics:

Some Basic Ideas About Quantum Mechanics: A brief summary

Visual Quantum Mechanics: A more thorough explanation

Todd's Intro to Quantum Mechanics A well-illustrated introduction for the "ordinary person"

Measurement in Quantum Mechanics FAQ summary on the measurement problem POPULAR

Gribbin, John, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat (London: Bantam, 1984).

Gribbin, John, Schrödinger's Kittens (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1995).

Moore, Walter, Schrödinger: Life and Thought (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Cassidy, D., "Heisenberg, Uncertainty and the Quantum Revolution." Scientific American, 266 (May 1992), 106-112.

Cassidy, D., Uncertainty, chapter 12.
Jammer, Max, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966), chapters 5-7.

Jammer, Max, The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974).

Mehra and Rechenberg, Quantum Theory, volumes 4-5.

Pais, Abraham, Subtle is the Lord, 440-449.

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