Superposition & interaction coherence in physics by Richard Schlegel

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .

Written in English

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  • Quantum theory.,
  • Relativity (Physics),
  • Physics -- Philosophy.,
  • Superposition principle (Physics)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Other titlesCoherence in physics.
StatementRichard Schlegel.
LC ClassificationsQC174.12 .S34 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 302 p. :
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4096864M
ISBN 100226738418
LC Control Number80011119

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