Why was it possible to understand the quantum world?
University of Heidelberg,
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Accepted: 27 October 2020
Published online: 21 December 2020
The question in the title is answered by analyzing a specific case, Max Planck’s discovery of the radiation law. Trial and error as method of research and a rather moderate enlargement of the “knowledge space” of classical physics had been sufficient to unravel the secrets of quantum phenomena.
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