This book is actually two books in one:
An unabridged version of Planck's actual lectures, plus an interpreted
abridged version that is much easier to understand (Chapter 9). Each lecture
is reviewed with comments. This book received a nice review in "Chemical
Those who have difficulty in understanding
the complexities of modern quantum physics will be delighted at the
material in this book. Did you know that his model of the atom was based
on an electronic oscillator? Planck's investigation of thermal
radiation is extremely thorough and is described in detail. He was able
to derive many of the laws of chemistry and physics from just 6 basic
equations from the fields of chemistry and thermodynamics!
Learn the true definitions of energy states and
Science instructors will find this document
a rich source of material and methodology for teaching. Perhaps a lost
art. The equations that Planck used are very similar to the mathematics
used by electronic engineers! Chemistry instructors would do well to utilize
the methods in his second lecture, in which he derived several of the
laws of chemistry utilizing primarily just two equations!
Planck's blackbody radiation equation
has a (-1) term in the denominator which is more significant than it might
seem. Discover how it was derived in this book.
The seventh lecture covers the Principle
of Least Action, which allows an analysis of a natural process
by its division into elements. He claimed that it might be utilized to
resolve the differences between field and matter.
Chapter 8 is a discussion of
Einstein's Relativity Theory and the important
relationship of the kinetic potential. Probably the best analysis
of relativity theory available, including a rare analysis of the relationships
to electromagnetic theory.
Chapter 9 is just a little over 100 pages,
and it summarizes all of the 8 lectures, 6 of which were dedicated to his
Chapter 10 relates Planck's theory to
modern theories utilizing Heaviside/Cauch calculus and shows a time
picture of a quantum of energy that you will not see elsewhere! In
addition, it is shown that Planck's energy state equation actually represents
the spectrum of white noise! You won't find this anywhere else.
Dr. Vlasak: "This is a remarkable
case study in scientific methodology for all scientists and engineers!
Note that my model of the atom is an electronic circuit model, as was
that of Planck. This is the #1 source for information on Planck's electronic
model of the atom."
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