Erwin Schrodinger and the creation of

wave mechanics.

Several months after Heisenberg initiated quantum mechanics in 1925 [1], Schroedinger introduced

wave mechanics with four articles, of translated title Quantisation as a Problem of Proper Values [2,3,4,5], that have since served as a general basis of calculations on microscopic systems for physical and chemical purposes.

I began to write about

wave mechanics while at the University of Zurich, and produced an equation which won me the 1933 Nobel Prize along with Paul Dirac.

This textbook on quantum mechanics covers its early development; elementary

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The topics include the genesis of

wave mechanics, Schrodinger's cat and her laboratory cousins, digital and open system quantum simulation with trapped ions, the Bohr-Schrodinger dialogue on quantum discontinuity, and a few reasons why Louis de Broglie discovered Broglie's waves yet did not discover Schrodinger's equation.

According to the Independent, Erwin Schrodinger won the Nobel honor for Physics in 1933 for the introduction of Schrodinger's wave, a mathematical equation of

wave mechanics that is still the most widely used piece of Mathematics in modern quantum theory.

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Coulson, for example, described the contributions of

wave mechanics to chemistry in these words:

The basics of physical properties of composites and their elastic behavior as homogeneous, anisotropic materials are followed by a discussion of

wave mechanics in anisotropic media.

Sommerfeld also did detailed work on

wave mechanics, and his theory of electrons in metals proved valuable in the study of thermoelectricity and metallic conduction.

A brilliant student with a B Tech degree from Allahabad University and a Masters degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, Sinha had enrolled at IIT Delhi in July 2008 to work on a doctorate in

wave mechanics, one of the fundamental branches of learning in quantum physics.