This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason … Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' Nicholas Lezard, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, Guardian For most people, impenetrable science. Werner heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Erwin Schrodinger's famous dead-and-alive cat are similarly strange.
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality #ad - As niels bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. While "quantum" sets the science in the context of the great upheavals of the modern age, Kumar's centrepiece is the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.
Quantum theory is weird. Quantum" is the essential read for anyone fascinated by this complex and thrilling story and by the band of brilliant men at its heart. Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into believing that the problem had been solved', lamented the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann.
And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves.
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John gribbin, new scientistit was Richard Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world.
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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics And Reality #ad - . Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. In search of schrodinger's cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics.
In search of schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no science of molecular biology, no TV, no understanding of DNA, no computers, no genetic engineering.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum TheoryDover Publications #ad - Dr. This celebrated play is available only in this volume. Written in a clear, bohr, heisenberg, pauli, and others, and enhanced by 12 photographs including candid shots of Rutherford, Fermi, lively style, Thirty Years that Shook Physics offers both scientists and laymen a highly readable introduction to the brilliant conceptions that helped unlock many secrets of energy and matter and laid the groundwork for future discoveries.
Gamow was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view of the universe, he was an active participant who made important contributions of his own. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution.
Christian science monitorin 1900, or radiant energy, German physicist Max Planck postulated that light, can exist only in the form of discrete packages or quanta. He ends the book with the blegdamsvej faust, a delightful play written in 1932 by Niels Bohr's students and colleagues to satirize the epochal developments that were revolutionizing physics.
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This "insider's" vantage point lends special validity to his careful, Niels Bohr's model of the atom, accessible explanations of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, the pilot waves of Louis de Broglie and other path-breaking ideas. In addition, gamow recounts a wealth of revealing personal anecdotes which give a warm human dimension to many giants of 20th-century physics.
Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering: A Comprehensive GuideCambridge University Press #ad - New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added.
In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences.
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The Quantum Story: A history in 40 moments Oxford Landmark ScienceOUP Oxford #ad - Niels bohr claimed that anybody who is not shocked by the theory has not understood it. This was a century that began with the certainties of absolute knowledge and ended with the knowledge of absolute uncertainty. The twentieth century was defined by physics. Its concepts underpin much of the twenty-first century technology that we have learned to take for granted.
. But its success has come at a price, for it has at the same time completely undermined our ability to make sense ofthe world at the level of its most fundamental constituents. Rejecting the fundamental elements of uncertainty and chance implied by quantum theory, Albert Einstein once famously declared that 'God does not play dice'.
This theory was discovered and refined in the first thirty years of the twentieth century and went on to become quite simply the most successful theory of physics ever devised. The charismatic american physicist Richard Feynman went further: he claimed that nobody understands it. This is quantum theory, and this book tells its story.
The Quantum Story: A history in 40 moments Oxford Landmark Science #ad - Jim baggott presents a celebration of this wonderful yet wholly disconcerting theory, with a history told in forty episodes — significant moments of truth or turning points in the theory's development. From its birth in the porcelain furnaces used to study black body radiation in 1900, to the promise of stimulating new quantum phenomena to be revealed by CERN's Large Hadron Collider over a hundred years later, this is the extraordinary story of the quantum world.
Oxford landmark science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time TravelAnchor #ad - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel #ad - Teleportation, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, time machines, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.
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Atomic Physics and Human KnowledgeMuriwai Books #ad - This collection of articles, which were first published in 1958 and written on various occasions between 1932 and 1957, forms a sequel to Danish physician Niels Bohr’s earlier essays in Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature 1934. The theme of the papers is the epistemological lesson which the modern development of atomic physics has given us and its relevance for analysis and synthesis in many fields of human knowledge.
The articles in the previous edition were written at a time when the establishment of the mathematical methods of quantum mechanics had created a firm foundation for the consistent treatment of atomic phenomena, and the conditions for an unambiguous account of experience within this framework were characterized by the notion of complementarity.
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Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory Modern Library Chronicles Series Book 17Modern Library #ad - Wilson, and many others. O. Replete with fresh material and new insights, Evolution will educate and inform while taking readers on a fascinating journey of discovery. Celebrated as one of mankind’s crowning scientific achievements and reviled as a threat to our deepest values, the theory of evolution has utterly transformed our view of life, and remains controversial, religion, origins, and the theory itself, especially in the United States where 90% of adults do not subscribe to the full Darwinian vision.
Hamilton, E. But the theory of evolution did not spring full-blown from the head of Darwin. Public schools, even as the theory itself continues to evolve in new and surprising directions. Throughout, explorers, larson trains his spotlight on the lives and careers of the scientists, and eccentrics whose collaborations and competitions have driven the theory of evolution forward.
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In this lively, deeply erudite work, Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Here are portraits of cuvier, wallace, mendel, Galton, Dobzhansky, Morgan, Watson and Crick, Lamarck, Darwin, Huxley, Fisher, Haeckel, W.