Study Questions and Essay Topics
Why did Heisenberg remain in Germany when the Nazis came to power?
How did the youth movement affect Heisenberg's life?
How did anti-Semitism affect physics in Germany?
How did the debate between theory and experiment affect Heisenberg's career?
What effect did World War I have on Germany and Heisenberg in particular?
Describe the fundamental differences between Heisenberg and Schrödinger.
What discoveries and theories led up to the formulation of quantum mechanics?
What discoveries and theories led up to the formulation of the uncertainty principle?
Who were Heisenberg's most significant mentors and what impact did they have on him?
What consequences resulted from Heisenberg's belief that science should remain above politics?
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