AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVII , No. 2, Fall 2005

 


A photographic representation of probability of electron densities in various “orbitals” (energy eigenstates), from Robert Leighton, Principles of Modern Physics (MGraw-Hill, 1959, p. 179), an especially fine copy donated recently to the Niels Bohr Library by Martin Klein. Leighton was not the first to make such a representation but his widely-used textbook exposed it to millions of physicists.


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