In Search of Schrodinger's Cat

Quantum Physics And Reality
Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307790446
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. 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 is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Einstein, Bohr und die große Debatte über das Wesen der Wirklichkeit
Author: Manjit Kumar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827010193
Page: 540
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Jenseits der Neuen Physik
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 303486681X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 342
View: 5207

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In Search of the Double Helix

Quantum Physics and Life
Author: John Gribbin,John R. Gribbin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140248135
Category: DNA.
Page: 369
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Molecular biology is one of the great modern sciences. Headline-making developments in cloning, genetic engineering and the fight against disease all stem from the breakthrough in the 1950s and 60s of the identification of the molecule of life, DNA. This book sets out to tell the entire story of evolution: from Darwin to DNA and beyond, giving full credit to the role of quantum physics in our modern understanding of life itself, including human life.

In Search of Schopenhauer's Cat

Arthur Schopenhauer's Quantum-Mystical Theory of Justice
Author: Raymond B. Marcin
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813214300
Category: Law
Page: 193
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In this book Raymond B. Marcin offers several reasons why a review and a reevaluation of Schopenhauer's theory of justice are worthwhile now, almost two hundred years after it was first formulated.

Father to the Man

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575132434
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Lee has stirred up fanatical religious hatred with his controversial theory that chimpanzees and humans may have shared a common ancestor as little as three million years ago. When this hatred loses him both his reputation and his beloved colleague Marjorie, Lee retreats into hiding with his experiments and with Adam, an apelike creature thought by some to be Lee's own deformed love-child, or even a kind of Frankenstein's monster. But Adam is growing up, and the astonishing secret of his genetic parentage cannot remain secret forever, especially once investigative journalist Louise Henderson scents a story in the remote Norfolk village where Lee has gone to earth.

Der Geist im Atom

Eine Diskussion der Geheimnisse der Quantenphysik
Author: DAVIES
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034860463
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 191
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Auf der Suche nach Schrödingers Katze

Quantenphysik und Wirklichkeit
Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492956777
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Die Quantenphysik gilt als eine der größten Leistungen unserer Zeit– und als eine der erfolgreichsten. Klar und anschaulich führt John Gribbin in ihre Welt ein und erläutert von den Anfängen der Atomtheorie des 19.Jahrhunderts bis zur gegenwärtigen Forschung eine der aufregendsten Wissenschaften, ohne die weder Laser noch Computer denkbar wären.

Computing with Quantum Cats

From Colossus to Qubits
Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448153905
Category: Science
Page: 304
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The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality than our everyday experiences and common sense ever could. The birth of quantum computers – which, like Schrödinger’s famous ‘dead and alive’ cat, rely on entities like electrons, photons or atoms existing in two states at the same time – is set to turn the computing world on its head. In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where ‘everything is real’. Looking back to Alan Turing’s work on the Enigma machine and the first electronic computer, Gribbin explains how quantum theory developed to make quantum computers work in practice as well as in principle. He takes us beyond the arena of theoretical physics to explore their practical applications – from machines which learn through ‘intuition’ and trial and error to unhackable laptops and smartphones. And he investigates the potential for this extraordinary science to create a world where communication occurs faster than light and teleportation is possible.

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.

Get a Grip on Physics

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486289702
Category: Science
Page: 192
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Popular physics primer by an acclaimed author offers accessible, imaginative explanations of string theory, the Schrödinger's Cat paradox, quantum uncertainty, black holes, and other cosmic oddities. Numerous playful illustrations.

The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Leonard Eisenbud
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821874363
Category: Science
Page: 148
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This book provides a clear and logical path to understanding what quantum mechanics is about. It will be accessible to undergraduates with minimal mathematical preparation: all that is required is an open mind, a little algebra, and a first course in undergraduate physics. Quantum mechanics is arguably the most successful physical theory. It makes predictions of incredible accuracy. It provides the structure underlying all of our electronic technology, and much of our mastery overmaterials. But compared with Newtonian mechanics, or even relativity, its teachings seem obscure--they have no counterpart in everyday experience, and they sometimes contradict our simplest notions of how the world works. A full understanding of the theory requires prior mastery of very advancedmathematics. This book aims at a different goal: to teach the reader, step by step, how the theory came to be and what, fundamentally, it is about. Most students learn physics by learning techniques and formulas. This is especially true in a field like quantum mechanics, whose content often contradicts our common sense, and where it's tempting to retreat into mathematical formalism. This book goes behind the formalism to explain in direct language the conceptual content and foundations ofquantum mechanics: the experiments that forced physicists to construct such a strange theory, and the essential elements of its strangeness.

The Principles of Newtonian and Quantum Mechanics

The Need for Planck's Constant, H
Author: Maurice de Gosson
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1860942741
Category: Science
Page: 357
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This book deals with the foundations of classical physics from the ?symplectic? point of view, and of quantum mechanics from the ?metaplectic? point of view. The Bohmian interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed. Phase space quantization is achieved using the ?principle of the symplectic camel?, which is a recently discovered deep topological property of Hamiltonian flows. The mathematical tools developed in this book are the theory of the metaplectic group, the Maslov index in a precise form, and the Leray index of a pair of Lagrangian planes. The concept of the ?metatron? is introduced, in connection with the Bohmian theory of motion. A precise form of Feynman's integral is introduced in connection with the extended metaplectic representation.