For Further Reading

For more information on electromagnetic waves and electromagnetic radiation, I recommend:

• Jackson JD 1998: Classical Electrodynamics. Wiley

• Feynman RP, Leighton RB and Sands M 2005: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol 2.

Addison Wesley.

An engaging and accessible intellectual history of the quantum theory can be found in

• Pais A 1991: Niels Bohr's Times. Oxford University Press

For a derivation of the Planck distribution, see Chapter 1 of

• Rybicki GB and Lightman AP 2004: /it Radiative Processes in Astrophysics. Wiley-VCH.

The reader seeking a comprehensive introduction to nonrelativistic quantum theory will find it in Volume 1 of

• Messiah A 1999: Quantum Mechanics. Dover In the Dover edition, this book is a bargain, and repays a lifetime of close study.

Chapter 4

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