Electrodynamics. Lectures on Theoretical Physics, Vol. III. BY ARNOLD SOMMERFELD. University of Munich. Translated by. EDWARD G. RAMBERG. Authors: Arnold Sommerfeld. eBook ISBN: Imprint: Academic Press. Published Date: 1st January Page Count: Select country/region . Read Electrodynamics by Arnold Sommerfeld by Arnold Sommerfeld by Arnold Sommerfeld for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad.

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Please see the main text for pertinent footnotes on some students, especially the postdoctoral students. Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links CS1 maint: Current Science 81 No.

Max Born believed Sommerfeld’s abilities included the “discovery and development of talents. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

At Aachen, he developed the theory of hydrodynamicswhich would retain his interest for a long time. He did little research himself, did not attract physicists, had few publications to his name, and as a physics teacher was a “popularizer”.

From Sommerfeld established himself as ordinarius professor of physics and director of the new Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Munich.

Eckart Archived at the Wayback Machine. Thomson’s record of mentorship is comparable to his.

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The two women knew each other as a result of Heisenberg’s maternal grandfather and Himmler’s father being rectors and so,merfeld of a Bavarian hiking club. MunichWest Germany. Sommerfeld owned an alpine ski hut to which students were often invited for discussions of physics as demanding as the sport. American Journal of Physics.


He also introduced the fine-structure constant and pioneered X-ray wave theory. Document 93 in Hentschel,pp. At the end of the 19th and the early 20th century, there were only four ordinarius professorships for theoretical physics: This appointment provided enough income to eventually marry Johanna.

Arnold Sommerfeld

Houston Biography Archived at the Wayback Machine. He was traveling with Philip M. In this article, the following students of Arnold Sommerfeld are mentioned: Condon Archived at the Wayback Machine. Over his 32 years of teaching at Munich, Sommerfeld taught general and specialized courses, as well as holding seminars and colloquia.

While at Munich, Sommerfeld came in contact with the special theory of relativity by Albert Einsteinwhich was not yet widely accepted at that time. Cassidy Cassidy,pp.

Edward Condon Archived at the Wayback Machine.

In ElecyrodynamicsSommerfeld became Felix Klein ‘s assistant, which included taking comprehensive notes during Klein’s lectures and writing them up for the Mathematics Reading Room, as well as managing the reading room. American Philosophical Society Author Catalog: Brillouin Archived at the Wayback Machine. On 1 April Sommerfeld achieved emeritus status, however, he stayed on as his own temporary replacement during the selection process for his successor, which took until 1 December Since any reputable scientist could have their article published without refereeing, time between submission and publication was very rapid — as fast as two weeks time.

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Up until the late 19th century and early 20th century, experimental physics in Germany was considered as having a higher status within the community. At one point, Heisenberg’s mother visited Himmler’s mother to help bring a resolution to the affair.


Wilfried Schroeder has published the earlier letters between Sommerfeld and Wiechert Arch. With his turned up moustache, his physical build, his Prussian bearing, and the fencing scar on his face, he gave the impression of being a colonel in the hussars. He became one of the founders of quantum mechanics ; some of his contributions included co-discovery of the Sommerfeld—Wilson quantization rulesa generalization of Bohr’s atomic modelintroduction of the Sommerfeld fine-structure constantco-discovery with Walther Kossel of the Sommerfeld—Kossel displacement law[37] and publishing Atombau und Spektrallinienwhich became the “bible” [38] of atomic theory for the new generation of physicists who developed atomic and quantum physics.

In the article, Rabi comments on his experience as a postdoctoral student of Sommerfeld. The author states that he attended Sommerfeld’s lectures, and specifically on optics, in Pauling Archived at the Wayback Machine. HoustonEdwin C. Archived from the original on 6 November He then went on to finish his Ph. Archived from the original on 12 February Sommerfeld was closely associated with Emil Wiechert, who gave him many impressions.