BooksesiCollected Volumepp. 165–174

A few reasons why Louis de Broglie discovered matter waves and yet did not discover Schrödinger’s equation

  • Olivier Darrigol

    Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, France
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Abstract

In 1923 Louis de Broglie arrived at a shocking notion of matter waves through reasoning so forceful that Albert Einstein and a few quantum experts took it seriously. The purpose of this paper is to analyze de Broglie's discovery and to show how some of his heuristics prevented him to introduce the equation that now bears Schrödinger’s name.