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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English


  • Quantum theory,
  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by William C. Price, Seymour S. Chissick.
ContributionsPrice, William Charles, 1909-, Chissick, Seymour S., Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976.
LC ClassificationsQC174.125 .U5
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 572 p. :
Number of Pages572
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4887488M
ISBN 100471994146
LC Control Number76018213

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