Publisher Information: 1938.
Pauli, Wolfgang (1900-1958). On asymptotic series for functions in the theory of diffraction of light. Offprint from Physical Review 54 (1938). 268 x 203 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Creased horizontally, some marginal fraying and chipping, first and last leaves sunned. Good copy.
First Edition, Offprint Issue. In 1938 Arnold Sommerfeld, Pauli’s former teacher, celebrated his 70th birthday. “For this occasion a special issue of the Annalen der Physik was planned, which, however, was restricted to contributions from ‘Aryan’ authors. So Pauli and many other of Sommerfeld’s pupils living abroad published an issue of the Physical Review; Pauli’s contribution was about one of Sommerfeld’s favorite subjects in optics” (Enz, No Time to be Brief: A Scientific Biography of Wolfgang Pauli, p. 322).Book Id: 50949