*Bose-Einstein Statistics*

**BOSE**, S.N. “Plancks Gesetz und Lichtquantenhypothese”, (Planck’s Law and Light Quantum Hypothesis) in *Zeitschrift für Physik* , vol. 26, issue 1, pp. 178-181, 1924. Offered in the full volume, bound with volume 27, comprising 401+395pp. Very pretty copy, in period cloth and marbled boards with cloth tips; institutional bookplate, and faded rubber stamp on the title page. About a fine copy. $1150

"Discovery of new statistical counting rules for light quanta and a new derivation of Planck’s radiation law. Known as Bose-Einstein quantum statistics for particles with integer spins.” --*Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries*

“...the work is of the uttermost significance. As Bose himself put it when writing to Einstein:

"Respected Sir, I have ventured to send you the accompanying article for your perusal and opinion. You will see that I have tried to deduce the coefficient .. in Planck's law independent of classical electrodynamics.'

“Not only did Bose try, but he succeeded spectacularly, deriving the law from which quantum mechanics sprang without any recourse to classical physics.

“When Einstein then extended this idea to describe the monoatomic ideal gas, he deduced the existence of an exotic state of matter that is now know as Bose-Einstein condensate. Neither Bose nor Einstein would live to see this confirmed experimentally. It took until 1995 for technology to catch up to the theoretical insight of these titans of physics.”--from the Wavewatching website, http://wavewatching.net/lost-papers

BOUND WITH:

- FERMI. "Uber die Wahrescheinlichtkeit der Quantenzustande", vol 26, pp 54-57
- HEISENBERG. "Uber den Einfluss der Deforierbarkeit der Ionen auf optisch und chemische Konstantin III." Pp 196-204
- HEISENBERG. "Ueber eine Abanderung der frmalen Regeln der Quantentheorie..." Pp 291-308
- BORN. "Uber Quantenmechanik". pp 379-395.
- Plus other contributions by Hhn/Meitner, Meitner, Gerlach, Frenkel, Freundlich, Schottky, and many others.
- ALSO bound with, in volume 27:
- EINSTEIN. "Zur Theorie der Radioemterkrafte", pp 1-6.
- And other contributions by Geiger, Nordheim, Lande, Gans, Bose and others.