The history of QM
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The history of QM

Here I have collected and annotated some interesting papers on the historical and conceptual development of quantum mechanics. Clearly, it has some overlap with the "philosophy of..." section.

quantum mechanics (general)

The advent of wave mechanics

  • Kragh (2000) reviews the early history of wave mechanics (1926-28).
  • The following three pieces by Mehra (1987) look at the development of wave mechanics. First the "prehistory", then its actual discovery and finally early applications.
  • This piece by Rohrlich (1987) puts a stronger focus on Schrödinger's interpretation of quantum emchanics.


Assorted material