Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities

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Both a history and a metahistory, "Representing Electrons" focuses on the development of various theoretical representations of electrons from the late 1890s to 1925 and the methodological problems associated with writing about unobservable scientific entities. Using the electron or rather its representation as a historical actor, Theodore Arabatzis illustrates the emergence and gradual consolidation of its representation in physics, its career throughout old quantum theory, and its appropriation and reinterpretation by ...

Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226024219

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Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226024202

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