ISBN 9781107683655,What Is Life

What Is Life



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781107683655

ISBN-10 1107683653

Paper Back

Number of Pages 198 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrodingers What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century.
It was written for the layman, but proved to be one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of DNA. What is Life? appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Brought together with these two classics are Schrodingers autobiographical sketches, which offer a fascinating account of his life as a background to his scientific writings.
About the Author: Erwin Schrodinger
Erwin Schrodinger,was a Nobel Prizewinning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation (stationary and timedependent Schrodinger equation) and revealed the identity of his development of the formalism and matrix mechanics. Schrodinger proposed an original interpretation of the physical meaning of the wave function and in subsequent years repeatedly criticized the conventional Copenhagen interpretation of quantum