Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912 (book)

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Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912 is the title of a book by Thomas S. Kuhn published by Oxford University Press in 1978.

This book describes the scientific history of Max Planck's quantum hypothesis that he made late in 1900. It stresses the influence of the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) on Planck's thinking and especially Boltzmann's idea of dividing velocity space in discrete cells.