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Reversible processes are not, in fact, processes at all, they are sequences of states of equilibrium. The processes which we encounter in real life are always irreversible processes.
The science of thermodynamics introduces a new concept, that of temperature.
If I knew something about it, I wouldn't lecture on it!
The twofold nature of light as a light-wave and as a light-quantum is thus extended to electrons and, further, to atoms: their wave-nature is asserting itself more and more, theoretically and experimentally, as concurrent with their corpuscular nature.
If you want to be a physicist, you must do three things—first, study mathematics, second, study more mathematics, and third, do the same.
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December 5, 1868
April 26, 1951
Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld was a German theoretical physicist who pioneered developments in atomic and quantum physics, and also educated and mentored a large number of students for the new era of theoretical physics.
Lectures on theoretical physics
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (1950)
Partial Differential Equations in Physics (1949)
Mathematical Theory of Diffraction
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