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Einstein and the Quantum by A. Douglas Stone

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CHAPTER 26

THE ROYAL MARRIAGE: E = mc2 =

I said to myself that classical physics wasn’t sufficient, that all of the ancient edifice … was shaken and that it was necessary to reconstruct the edifice; but I didn’t think it was necessary to change fundamental notions, I thought that it was by the introduction of new things, completely unknown, that one would take into account quanta…. For example by a synthesis between waves and particles … it was more or less the point of view of Einstein.

—LOUIS DE BROGLIE

A younger brother of the de Broglie known to us has made a very interesting attempt to interpret the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization rules in his dissertation. I believe that it is the first feeble ray of light to illuminate this, the worst ...

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