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Theoretical physics in the twentieth century

Theoretical physics in the twentieth century

a memorial volume to Wolfgang Pauli

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Published by Interscience in New York .
Written in English


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Statementedited by M. Fierz and V.F. Weisskopf.
ContributionsPauli, Wolfgang., Weisskopf, Victor F. 1908-, Fierz, Markus.
The Physical Object
Pagination328p.
Number of Pages328
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Open LibraryOL14112457M


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