Description

Niels Bohr: Collected Works, Volume 13: Cumulative Subject Index documents aspects of Niels Bohr's varied life and work in the form of a cumulative subject index, with emphasis on his scientific contributions in the field of physics. The general organization of the material is thematic rather than strictly chronological, allowing for the presentation of each paper (or group of papers) along with other relevant material such as drafts, notes, letters, and other items. The book is illustrated with rare photos and includes explanatory notes as well as a bibliography.

The bibliography is restricted to the versions of Bohr's publications reproduced in this volume and encompasses a wide range of topics in physics, from the determination of the surface tension of water by the method of jet vibration to the electron theory of metals and of thermoelectric phenomena; the theory of the decrease of velocity of moving electrified particles on passing through matter; the constitution of atoms and molecules; and the spectra of helium and hydrogen. Bohr's other papers focus on the effect of electric and magnetic fields on spectral lines; the quantum theory of radiation and the structure of the atom; the polarization of radiation in the quantum theory; and collisions between atomic systems and free electrical particles.

This monograph will be useful to students, practitioners, and researchers interested in Bohr's life and work in general and in quantum mechanics in particular.

Table of Contents


General Preface to the New Edition

Overview of Volumes 1–12

Contents of Volume 13

Bibliography of Niels Bohr's Publications Reproduced in the Collected Works

Cumulative Index for the Collected Works

Details

No. of pages:
174
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Electronic ISBN:
9780080871110
Print ISBN:
9780444532916

About the editor

Finn Aaserud

Finn Aaserud was educated in physics at the University of Oslo and in the history of science at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He was Associate Historian at the AIP Center for History of Physics in New York before becoming Director of the Niels Bohr Archive in Copenhagen in 1989.