Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912

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Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912
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The 1987 edition
Author Thomas S. Kuhn
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date
1978
Media type Print
Pages 356
ISBN 0-19-520091-8

Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912 is a 1978 book by Thomas Kuhn, a philosopher and historian of science known for his work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. A second edition, with a new afterword, was published in 1987 by University of Chicago Press.[1]

Summary[edit]

Kuhn surveys the development of quantum mechanics by Max Planck at the end of the 19th century.[2] He argues that Planck misread his own earlier work.[1]

Reception[edit]

Kuhn's work has been praised for its erudition and scholarly attention to detail.[1]

Editions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bird, Alexander (2000). Thomas Kuhn. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 1, 215, 281, 299. ISBN 0-691-05710-9. 
  2. ^ Kuhn, Thomas S. (2012). Hacking, Ian, ed. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 50th anniversary edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. pp. vii, viii. ISBN 0-226-45812-1.