Publisher description for Eight lectures on theoretical physics / Max Planck ; translated by A.P. Wills ; with a new introduction and notes by Peter Pesic.


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Landmark lectures (1909) by discoverer of quantum theory present revolutionary developments occasioned by application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation. Also, how statistical mechanics transformed understanding of chemical physics; principle of least action, theory of relativity. Important for Planck’s rethinking of his original discovery of quantum theory. New Introduction by Peter Pesic. 1915 edition.


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