The Story of Spin

By: Tomonaga, Sin-itiro

Price: $14.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition, new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 258 pages.


Stock Description


All atomic particles have a particular "spin," analogous to the earth's rotation on its axis. The quantum mechanical reality underlying spin is complex and still poorly understood. Sin-itiro Tomonaga's The Story of Spin remains the most complete and accessible treatment of spin, and is now available in English translation. Tomonaga tells the tale of the pioneers of physics and their difficult journey toward an understanding of the nature of spin and its relationship to statistics. His clear unfolding of the tale of spin is invaluable to students of physics, chemistry, and astronomy, and his description of the historical development of spin will interest historians and philosophers of science.

"This piece of the history of physics will provide excellent and exciting reading. . . . It also provides the personal touch of an expert in the field that is so often lacking in the physics literature. I recommend it very highly."-Fritz Rohrlich, Physics Today

Sin-itiro Tomonaga was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965.

Title: The Story of Spin

Author: Tomonaga, Sin-itiro

Categories: Physics,

Edition: 2

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0226807940

ISBN Number 13: 9780226807942

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Physics

Seller ID: 149008