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Where Does The Weirdness Go?
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: David Lindley
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-03-20 - Publisher: Basic Books

Few revolutions in science have been more far-reaching—but less understood—than the quantum revolution in physics. Everyday experience cannot prepare us for the sub-atomic world, where quantum effects become all-important. Here, particles can look like waves, and vice versa; electrons seem to lose their identity and instead take on a shifting,
Quantum Weirdness
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: William J. Mullin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-09 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Quantum mechanics allows a remarkably accurate description of nature and powerful predictive capabilities. The analyses of quantum systems and their interpretation lead to many surprises, for example, the ability to detect the characteristics of an object without ever touching it in any way, via "interaction-free measurement," or the teleportation of
Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Julian Brown
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The traditional and ubiquitous digital computer has changed the world by processing series of binary ones and zeroes...very fast. Like the sideshow juggler spinning plates on billiard cues, the classical computer moves fast enough to keep the plates from falling off. As computers become faster and faster, more and more
Quantum Theory and the Flight from Realism
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Christopher Norris
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-01 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is a critical introduction to the long-standing debate concerning the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics and the problems it has posed for physicists and philosophers from Einstein to the present. Quantum theory has been a major infulence on postmodernism, and presents significant problems for realists. Keeping his own
Weird Scientists – the Creators of Quantum Physics
Language: en
Pages: 570
Authors: Jeffrey Strickland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09 - Publisher:

Weird Scientists is a sequel to Men of Manhattan. As I wrote the latter about the nuclear physicists who brought in the era of nuclear power, quantum mechanics (or quantum physics) was unavoidable. Many of the contributors to the science of splitting the atom were also contributors to quantum mechanics.