Erwin Schrödinger’s Path to Wave Mechanics
Barry R. Masters
In 1926, Schrödinger invoked Hamilton’s optical-mechanical analogy that related ray optics and particle mechanics: His invention of wave mechanics related to particle mechanics as wave optics related to ray optics.
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