All atomic debris have a specific "spin," analogous to the earth's rotation on its axis. The quantum mechanical fact underlying spin is complicated and nonetheless poorly understood. Sin-itiro Tomonaga's The tale of Spin continues to be the main entire and available therapy of spin, and is now to be had in English translation. Tomonaga tells the story of the pioneers of physics and their tricky trip towards an knowing of the character of spin and its dating to statistical data. His transparent unfolding of the story of spin is worthwhile to scholars of physics, chemistry, and astronomy, and his description of the historic improvement of spin will curiosity historians and philosophers of science.

"This piece of the historical past of physics will offer first-class and intriguing studying. . . . It additionally offers the personalized effect of knowledgeable within the box that's so frequently missing within the physics literature. i like to recommend it very highly."—Fritz Rohrlich, Physics Today

Sin-itiro Tomonaga was once provided the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965.

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