The Quantum of Action
In This Chapter
In this chapter we’ll pull at one of the loose threads that emerged in Part 1, and in so doing unravel the fabric of classical physics. We will see that despite classical physicists’ ability to explain and predict many extraordinary things, they were utterly incapable of explaining why fireplace pokers glowed as they did.
We will meet Max Planck, a true master in the ways of classical physics, and see how he managed ...