Tuesday, October 24, 2006

John Van Vleck

If you're bored, then you can spend your time reading this two very long articles on the historical significance of one of John Van Vleck's papers during the heyday of the formation of Quantum Mechanics.

Vol. 1
Vol. 2

These are terrific articles because they also convey the scenario at that time, with participation of several historical figures in physics.

As a side note, the mathematics building at the University of Wisconsin (my alma mater) is named after Van Vleck.


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