2. Does God Play Dice?

  1. N. Sukumar1,2
  1. N. Sukumar1,2

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118431740.ch2

A Matter of Density: Exploring the Electron Density Concept in the Chemical, Biological, and Materials Sciences

A Matter of Density: Exploring the Electron Density Concept in the Chemical, Biological, and Materials Sciences

How to Cite

Sukumar, N. (2012) Does God Play Dice?, in A Matter of Density: Exploring the Electron Density Concept in the Chemical, Biological, and Materials Sciences (ed N. Sukumar), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118431740.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Shiv Nadar University, India

  2. 2

    Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research, Troy, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Shiv Nadar University, India

  2. 2

    Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research, Troy, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470769003

Online ISBN: 9781118431740

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Keywords:

  • Does God Play Dice, “super-luminal communication” and quantum photons;
  • Planck's law, between Wien radiation law and Rayleigh–Jeans formula;
  • Planck's, Boltzmann's entropy, “lucky guess” to “…real physical significance”;
  • Ehrenfest's adiabatic hypothesis;
  • Bose–Einstein statistics and Bose–Einstein condensation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Quanta of Radiation

  • Adiabatic Invariants

  • Probability Laws

  • Matter Waves

  • Quantum Statistics

  • Matrix Mechanics and Commutation Relations

  • Wave Functions

  • The Statistics of Electrons

  • Does God Play Dice?

  • References