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Remarks on the possible failure of energy conservation

Tolman, Richard C. (1934) Remarks on the possible failure of energy conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 20 (6). pp. 379-383. ISSN 0027-8424.

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Possibility of Failure in the Case of Elementary Processes. -- The possible failure of the principle of the conservation of energy, in the case of the continuous β-ray spectrum accompanying radioactive decompositions, and perhaps also in the case of processes occurring in the interior of stars, has several times been suggested by Bohr.(1) From a theoretical point of view such a failure might be due to a breakdown in the applicability of ordinary mechanical notions under circumstances where the electron would have to be regarded as localizable within regions small compared with its classical dimensions.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1934 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated April 17, 1934.
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Deposited On:09 Jan 2008
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