Leipzig: Teubner, 1887. 1st Edition. First edition of Planck’s first book. This prize essay on the conservation of energy includes a ninety-one-page historical introduction on the subject. The year after the publication of this book, Planck became director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Max Planck won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 "in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta." Planck made many contributions in the areas of thermodynamics and heat radiation, but his discovery of quantum theory is his best-known work. Item #1632
CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: Teubner. xii, (1), 247 pp. Not former library. Bears ownership stamp of Dr. Robert Bezler. Bound in original black cloth with marbled paper boards. Gilt-lettered and -tooled at the spine. Slight scuffing at the edge tips. Very good condition.