Now, whether these effluviums do fly by striated atoms and winding particles, as Renatus des Cartes conceiveth, or glide by streams attracted from either pole and hemisphere of the earth unto the equator, as Sir Kenelm Digby excellently declareth, they take not away this virtue of the earth; but more distinctly sets down the gests and progress thereof, and are conceits of eminent use to salve magnetical phenomena.
Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica.
It must be thoroughly exasperating for a brilliant mathematician and physicist to try to present to laymen a summary of his work and speculation. This is especially true when one is dealing with the mysterious conflicts between quantum and wave mechanics, which have plagued experts in the field. When Schrodinger was professor of mathematical physics at Zurich, he established his theory of wave mechanics, setting forth what is now known as the Schrodinger wave equation, the basis