Physics 1922 – 1941

Physics 1922 – 1941

Including Presentation Speeches and Laureates' Biographies

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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Physics presents Nobel Lectures on physics from the period of 1922 to 1941. This book is organized into 18 parts encompassing 36 chapters that cover various Nobel physics subjects. The first parts explore the advances in understanding the atom structure, experimental studies of electrons, X-ray spectra of the atomic structure, kinetic energy of free electrons, and discontinuous structure of matter. These topics are followed by discussions on the laws governing the thermionic phenomena, wave nature of electron, light molecular scattering, the development of quantum mechanics, properties of neutrons, and the properties and production of positrons. The remaining parts are devoted to electronic waves, neutron's artificial radioactivity, and the evolution of cyclotron. Physicists will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Publisher's Note

    1922 Niels Bohr



    The Structure of the Atom

    Biography N. Bohr

    1923 Robert Andrews Millikan



    The Electron and the Light-Quant from the Experimental Point of View

    Biography R. A. Millikan

    1924 Karl Manne George Siebahn



    The X-ray Spectra and the Structure of the Atoms

    Biography K. M. G. Siegbahn

    1925 James Franck and Gustav Hertz



    Transformations of Kinetic Energy of Free Electrons into Excitation Energy of Atoms by Impacts

    Biography J. Franck

    The Results of Electron-Impact Tests in the Light of Bohr's Theory of Atoms

    Biography G. Hertz

    1926 Jean Baptiste Perrin



    Discontinuous Structure of Matter

    Biography J. B. Perrin 165

    1927 Arthur Holly Compton and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson



    X-rays as a Branch of Optics

    Biography A. H. Compton

    On the Cloud Method of Making Visible Ions and the Tracks of Ionizing Particles

    Biography C. T. R. Wilson

    1928 Owen Willans Richardson



    Thermionic Phenomena and the Laws which Govern Them

    Biography O. W. Richardson

    1929 Prince Louis-Victor de Broglie



    The Wave Nature of the Electron

    Biography L. de Broglie

    1930 Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman



    The Molecular Scattering of Light

    Biography C. V. Raman

    1931 (Prize not Awarded)

    1932 Werner Heisenberg

    1933 Erwin Schrödinger and Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac



    The Development of Quantum Mechanics

    Biography W. Heisenberg

    The Fundamental Idea of Wave Mechanics

    Biography E. Schrödinger

    Theory of Electrons and Positrons

    Biography P. A. M. Dirac

    1934 (Prize not Awarded)

    1935 James Chadwick



    The Neutron and Its Properties

    Biography J. Chadwick

    1936 Victor Franz Hess and Carl David Anderson


    Unsolved Problems in Physics: Tasks for the Immediate Future in Cosmic Ray Studies

    Biography V. F. Hess

    The Production and Properties of Positrons

    Biography C. D. Anderson

    1937 Clinton Joseph Davisson and George Paget Thomson



    The Discovery of Electron Waves

    Biography C.J. Davisson

    Electronic Waves

    Biography G. P. Thomson

    1938 Enrico Fermi



    Artificial Radioactivity Produced by Neutron Bombardment

    Biography E. Fermi

    1939 Ernest Orlando Lawrence


    Account of Lawrence's Work

    The Evolution of the Cyclotron

    Biography E. O. Lawrence

    1940 (Prize not Awarded)

    1941 (Prize not Awarded)

    Name Index

    Subject Index

    Index of Biographies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222486

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