SOBRE O AUTOR
Antônio Vicente de Souza e Silva Mr. Souza e Silva is an engineer, with a BS degree, with honor in Mathematics, from the prestigious Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Aeronautics Technology Institute) – ITA, in Brasil, in 1961.
After graduation he went to work for a Steel Mill plant where he came to know a group of engineers from the USA company, Westinghouse Electric Corp, that were in charge of the tests and start-up of newly acquired electric and electronic equipment.
Detecting that Mr. Silva had the potential to do advanced engineering work, he was invited to join Westinghouse, at its Buffalo-USA plant.
He was hired as a Junior Design Engineer, and in parallel, initiated graduate work at the local State University (SUNY).
Three yeas latter he had been promoted to Senior Design Engineer and had obtained a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with the highest grades until then recorded (straight “A” in all subjects)… Clique aqui para saber mais
“When he applied the classical Maxwell’s equations to this situation, the results were in complete disagreement with the experience. The energy emitted by a “Black Body” became infinite when emitted in the short wave lengths’ range. Seemingly, it was impossible to reconcile theory with experiment, unless the emission of radiation could be considered as discontinuous, that is, in “small individual packets”, that Planck called “quanta”.”