Über das H-Theorem in der Quantenmechanik. Offprint from Zeitsch. d. Phys. 106. Kramers's copy. Errata slip inserted.

Publisher Information: 1937.

Pauli, Wolfgang (1900-1958) and Markus Fierz (1912-2006). Über das H-Theorem in der Quantenmechanik. Offprint from Zeitschrift für Physik 106 (1937). 572-587pp., plus mimeograph typescript errata slip laid in. 230 x 156 mm. Original printed front wrapper (detached, chipped), back wrapper lacking, minor soiling and wear. Good copy. From the library of H. A. Kramers (1894-1952), with his signature and stamp on the front wrapper and pencil notes on several pages, including the errata slip.

First Edition, Offprint Issue. In this paper Pauli and his assistant Fierz “took up the problem of Boltzmann’s H-theorem in quantum mechanics that [Pauli] had analyzed in his contribution to Sommerfeld’s 60th birthday celebration in 1928, now replacing the random phase assumption by the notion of the macro-observer who is able to observe only a coarse-grained density in phase space” (Enz, No Time to be Brief: A Scientific Biography of Wolfgang Pauli, p. 317). This copy is from the library of Dutch physicist H. A. Kramers, one of the major architects of quantum theory; his annotations appear on pages 575, 577, 580-581, and the errata slip.

Book Id: 50947

Price: $750.00

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