Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle


Author: Simon Stephens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350064874
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 64
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Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world? In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. Multi-award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens brings his hit Broadway play to London for the first time. Brimming with blazing theatrical life it explores the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. Having received its world premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club, New York in 2015 Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle makes its UK premiere in the West End in a thrilling production starring Kenneth Cranham and Anne Marie Duff, directed by Marianne Elliot.

A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics


Author: John S. Townsend
Publisher: University Science Books
ISBN: 9781891389139
Category: Science
Page: 476
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This text allows lecturers to involve their undergraduates in the excitement and insight of Feynman's approach to quantum mechanics while simultaneously giving them a textbook that is well-ordered, logical, and pedagogically sound.

Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199658773
Category:
Page: 160
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The story of modern drama is a tale of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and contrarianism. Spanning 1880 to the present, Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr shows how truly international a phenomenon modern drama has become, and how vibrant and diverse in both text and performance. This Very Short Introduction explores the major developments of modern drama, covering two decades per chapter, from early modernist theatre through post-war developments to more recent and contemporary theatre. Shepherd-Barr tracks the emergence of new theories from the likes of Brecht and Beckett alongside groundbreaking productions to illuminate the fascinating evolution of modern drama. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Das Prinzip


Author: Jérôme Ferrari
Publisher: Secession Verlag
ISBN: 3905951665
Category: Fiction
Page: 130
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Helgoland, frühe Zwanziger Jahre: Werner Heisenberg formuliert die Theorie der Unschärferelation und hebt damit die Gesetze der klassischen Physik ebenso aus den Angeln wie das über Jahrhunderte wissenschaftlich geschärfte Weltbild. Ausgehend von dieser Verunsicherung macht Jérôme Ferrari in seinem Roman Verbindungslinien sichtbar, die seitdem Physik und Wissenschaft, Sprache und Literatur, Kultur und Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft erschüttern. Er schildert, wie die Nationalsozialsten die Sprache vergiften und mit ihrem Terror das politische und kulturelle Leben bis in den tiefsten Kern zersetzen, wie Wissenschaftler eine Dekade später die erste Nuklearbombe in New Mexico testen und keine vier Wochen später der Tod sein neues Gesicht in Hiroshima zeigt, wo die Mächte aus dem Inneren des Atoms kaum einen Schatten von den Menschen übrig lassen, und wie im neuen Millennium Dubai zu einer im Rausch des Wachstums berstenden Stadt wird, ein kaltes, Energie verschlingendes Monstrum, das sich ganz der Ideologie der Machbarkeit hingibt, mit der etwas so schnell entsteht, wie es in der Krise vergeht. Mit der Kraft der Metapher und dem notwendigen Schweigen spannt Ferrari einen poetischen Bogen uüer die Auflösungsprozesse und Entgrenzungen der vergangenen hundert Jahre. Entlang des streitbaren Lebens von Werner Heisenberg - von seiner bahnbrechenden Entdeckung über seine Verstrickung mit dem Nationalsozialismus, die Internierung in Farm Hall bis zu seiner berühmten Münchener Rede 1953 - beschreibt er, wie dem Menschen die Welt entgleitet und wirkmächtige, unkontrollierbare Prozesse Wirklichkeiten und Wahrheiten produzieren.

The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory


Author: Werner Heisenberg
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318419
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Nobel Laureate discusses quantum theory, uncertainty, wave mechanics, work of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Einstein, others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." — Nature.

Modern drama

from Ibsen to Fugard
Author: Terry Hodgson
Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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Joyce's Uncertainty Principle


Author: Phillip F. Herring
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400859034
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
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Phillip Herring distinguishes the solvable problems from the truly insolvable mysteries in Joyce studies. His unusual and often witty book contains enough background material to appeal to a beginning reader of Joyce, yet it will be of the utmost importance to the specialist. He argues that Joyce formulated an uncertainty principle as early as the first Dubliners story and that he continued to engineer impossible-to-resolve mysteries" through his creation of literature's most radical experiment, Einnegans Wake. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Alice im Quantenland


Author: Robert Gilmore
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322850099
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 239
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Alice sitzt gelangweilt vor dem Fernseher; da fällt ihr Blick auf "Alice im Wunderland", das sie kürzlich gelesen hat. Sie sehnt sich danach, vergleichbare Abenteuer zu erleben, stürzt und fällt in Ohnmacht. In ihrem Traum fällt sie durch den Bildschirm hindurch, wo sie - verkleinert - auf die Elektronen trifft, die als Strahl den Bildschirm zum Leuchten bringen. Das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte, in der Alice nach und nach die Besonderheiten der Quantenwelt kennenlernt. Sie begegnet Menschen wie Niels Bohr, die sie unter ihre Fittiche nehmen, und steht mit Elektronen und Quarks auf du und du. In dieser neuen Form der Geschichte von Alice beschreibt Robert Gilmore - selbst angesehener Physiker - kenntnisreich und amüsant, welche Besonderheiten uns die Welt der Elektronen und Quarks bietet. Schließlich wird Alice (und damit den Lesern) klargemacht, daß nach 70 Jahren der Forschung auf diesem Gebiet ungelöste Fragen an die Grundlagen der Quantentheorie übriggeblieben sind, die vielleicht nie gelöst werden können. Rezension erschienen in: junge wissenschaft Ausgabe / Band 12Jg., Heft 45, S. 60f Feb. 97 (...) ist es dem Autor in hervorragender Weise gelungen, eine didaktisch äußerst wertvolle Darstellung der Quantenmechanik zu präsentieren(...) (...)erreicht damit einen wesentlich größerenLeserkreis(...) (...)sehr abgerundetes Bild der Quantenphysik(...) (...)in sehr geschickter Weise(...) (...)in sehr prägnanter Form, jedoch in fachlicher Hinsicht völlig korrekt(...) (...)Als besonders gelungen darf man die Übersetzung aus dem englischen Original bezeichnen(...) (...)Sehr lobenswert erwähnt werden muß wohl auch die vom deutschen Übersetzer vorgenommene Aktualisierung beim inzwischen gelungenen Nachweis des top-Quark am Fermilab(...) (...)Der rezensent ist davon überzeugt, daß auch der versierte Physiker dieses Buch mit großem Genuß lesen muß(...)

Contemporary Drama in English


Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Englischsprachige Theater und Drama der Gegenwart. Conference,Christoph Henke,Martin Middeke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783884769362
Category: English drama
Page: 379
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Quantenphysik für Dummies


Author: Steven Holzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527668004
Category: Science
Page: 316
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Von den Grundlagen bis zur Streutheorie – das Wichtigste zur Quantenmechanik Die Quantenphysik ist ein zentrales und spannendes, wenn auch von vielen Schülern und Studenten ungeliebtes Thema der Physik. Aber keine Sorge! Steven Holzner erklärt Ihnen verständlich und lebendig, was Sie über Quantenphysik wissen müssen. Er erläutert die Grundlagen von Drehimpuls und Spin, gibt Ihnen Tipps, wie Sie komplexe Gleichungen lösen und nimmt den klassischen Problemen der Quantenphysik den Schrecken. Dabei arbeitet er mit Beispielen, die er ausführlich erklärt und gibt Ihnen so zusätzliche Sicherheit auf einem vor Unschärfen wimmelnden Feld.

Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Number 38


Author: B. E. Conway
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306487033
Category: Science
Page: 543
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Topics in Number 38 include: -Solid State Electrochemistry encompassing modern equilibria concepts, thermodymanics and kinetics of charge carriers in solids. -Electron transfer processes, with special sections devoted to hydration of the proton and its heterogeneous transfer. -Electrosorption at electrodes and its relevance to electrocatalysis and electrodeposition of metals. -The behavior of Pt and other alloy electrocatalyst crystallites used as the electrode materials for phosphoric acid electrolyte fuel-cells. -Applications of reflexology and electron microscopy to the materials science aspect of metal electrodes. -Electroplating of metal matrix composites by codeposition of suspended particles, a process that has improved physical and electrochemical properties. From reviews of previous volumes: "This long-standing series continues its tradition of offering high quality reviews of established and emerging subject areas, together with the less common aspects of electrochemical science ... Deserves a place in electrochemistry libraries and should prove useful to electrochemists and related workers" -Chemistry and Industry "Continues the valuable service that has been rendered by the Modern Aspects series." -Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry "Will definitely be of much use to researchers in the field of electrochemistry ... The editors of this well-produced volume deserve all appreciation for maintaining the excellent standard of the series." -Bulletin of Electrochemistry "Extremely well-referenced and very readable ... Maintains the overall high standards of the series." -Journal of the American Chemical Society

Causality and Modern Science


Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412812151
Category: Philosophy
Page: 424
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The causal problem has become topical once again. While we are no longer causalists or believers in the universal truth of the causal principle we continue to think of causes and effects, as well as of causal and noncausal relations among them. Instead of becoming indeterminists we have enlarged determinism to include noncausal categories. And we are still in the process of characterizing our basic concepts and principles concerning causes and effects with the help of exact tools. This is because we want to explain, not just describe, the ways of things. The causal principle is not the only means of understanding the world but it is one of them. The demand for a fourth edition of this distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important and popular area of philosophic enquiry. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the ontological problem of causality, with specific emphasis on the place of the causal principle in modern science. Mario Bunge first defines the terminology employed and describes various formulations of the causal principle. He then examines the two primary critiques of causality, the empiricist and the romantic, as a prelude to the detailed explanation of the actual assertions of causal determinism. Bunge analyzes the function of the causal principle in science, touching on such subjects as scientific law, scientific explanation, and scientific prediction. In so doing, he offers an education to layman and specialist alike on the history of a concept and its opponents. Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation said of an earlier edition of this work: "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field."

Physics and Philosophy

The Revolution in Modern Science
Author: Werner Heisenberg
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141182155
Category: Physics
Page: 176
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Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies.

Medieval Religious Drama in Modern Production

An Application of Selected Stanislavski Techniques to the Interpretation and Staging of Cycle and Morality Plays from the English Middle Ages
Author: William George Marx
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: 472
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Planetary Economics

Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development
Author: Michael Grubb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317934466
Category: Political Science
Page: 548
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How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational theories of economic growth account for only about half the growth observed in practice. Despite escalating warnings for more than two decades about the planetary risks of rising greenhouse gas emissions, most governments have seemed powerless to change course. Planetary Economics shows the surprising links between these seemingly unconnected facts. It argues that tackling the energy and environmental problems of the 21st Century requires three different domains of decision-making to be recognised and connected. Each domain involves different theoretical foundations, draws on different areas of evidence, and implies different policies. The book shows that the transformation of energy systems involves all three domains - and each is equally important. From them flow three pillars of policy – three quite distinct kinds of actions that need to be taken, which rest on fundamentally different principles. Any pillar on its own will fail. Only by understanding all three, and fitting them together, do we have any hope of changing course. And if we do, the oft-assumed conflict between economy and the environment dissolves – with potential for benefits to both. Planetary Economics charts how.

Quantum Mechanics

A Modern and Concise Introductory Course
Author: Daniel R. Bès
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540203650
Category: Science
Page: 204
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By systematically covering both the Heisenberg and Schrödinger realizations, the book emphasizes the essential principles of quantum mechanics, which remain hidden within the usual derivations of the wave equation. Moreover, this presentation not onlynbsp;covers the material which is traditionally presented in textbooks, butnbsp;also is especially suitable for introducing the spin, i.e., the most important quantum observable. This emphasis on spin paves the way for a presentation of recent quantum-mechanical concepts such as entanglement and decoherence, and to recent applications including cryptography, teleportation and quantum computation."I am very impressed with Dr. Bes' approach to the subject, the clarity of his exposition, and the timeliness of the examples, many of which are taken from the most recent developments of the "old-new" field of quantum mechanics" (Prof. J. Roederer)