Description 
1 online resource (vi, 194 pages) 

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Note 
Includes index. 
Contents 
Boyhood  The Making of a Scientific Maverick  Battle With a Legend  The Widening Circle  Antipodean Winds  Argonne National Laboratory  Macquarie University  The Reflective Years  Appendix I. Publications of J.E. Moyal  Appendix II. P.A.M. Dirac  J.E. Moyal: Correspondence, 19441946. Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, MS 45/3/  Appendix III. Quantum Mechanics as a Statistical Theory / J.E. Moyal. 
Summary 
"J.E. Moyal has been pronounced 'one of Australia's most remarkable thinkers'. Yet, he was, essentially, a scientific maverick. Educated in a modest high school in Tel Aviv, he took himself to France to train as an engineer, statistician and mathematician and escaped to England as France fell. It was from outside academia that he entered into communication with the 'high priest' of British theoretical physics, P.A.M. Dirac, challenging him with the idea of a statistical basis of quantum mechanics. Their correspondence forms the core of this book and opens up an important and hitherto unknown chapter for physicists, mathematicians and historians of science. Moyal's classic paper, 'A statistical basis for quantum mechanics', also reproduced here in full, has come to underlie an explosion of research and to underpin an array of major technological developments."Publisher's description. 
Note 
Print version record. 
Language 
English. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Subject 
Moyal, J. E. (José Enrique), 19101998.


Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 19021984  Correspondence.


Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 19021984. (OCoLC)fst00009548


Mathematicians  Australia  Biography.


Aerospace engineers  Australia  Biography.


Quantum theory  Mathematics.


Mathematics.


Physical Sciences & Mathematics.


Mathematics  General.


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology.


Aerospace engineers. (OCoLC)fst00798629


Mathematicians. (OCoLC)fst01012154


Quantum theory  Mathematics.
(OCoLC)fst01085135


Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543


Mathematics.


Physical Sciences & Mathematics.


Mathematics  General.


Biography and True Stories.


Biography: general.


Biography: science, technology and medicine Mod Biography: science, technology and medicine.

Indexed Term 
Mathematics 

Quantum theory 

Aerospace engineers 

Biography 

Australia 
Genre/Form 
Electronic books.


Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896


Personal correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01919948


Electronic books.

Added Author 
Moyal, J. E.
Quantum mechanics as a statistical theory.

Added Title 
Life and science of J.E. Moyal 
Other Form: 
Print version: Moyal, Ann, 1926 Maverick mathematician. Canberra, A.T.C. : ANU E Press, ©2006 1920942580 (OCoLC)271105905 
ISBN 
9781920942595 (electronic bk.) 

1920942599 (electronic bk.) 

1920942580 

9781920942588 

1920942990 
Standard No. 
AU@ 000040586704 

AU@ 000043424395 

AU@ 000043554180 

AU@ 000060580764 

GBVCP 1008650552 

GBVCP 865751684 
