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Quantum Leaps:How Quantum Mechanics Took Over Science

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In the early years of its conception, J Robert Oppenheimer spoke of quantum theory as a subject that was 'unlikely to be known to any poet or historian.' Yet, as Bernstein notes, in just sixty-odd years, one can find at least nine million entries on Google under the rubric 'quantum theory' -- from poets and historians, as well as film critics and Buddhist monks. How did quantum mechanics enter general culture so pervasively?

Having studied the subject for over a half-century, Jeremy Bernstein returns in this second edition to enlighten readers with a witty insider's perspective on the development of quantum theory as well as its loopholes. It is also a scintillating account of the interplay between brilliance and fallibility in humankind, even in the key figures who have shaped common understanding of quantum theory -- such eminent figures include Niels Bohr, the Dalai Lama, Tom Stoppard, and most notably, John Bell who made pioneering contributions in quantum physics.

At once thought-provoking and intellectual, this semi-autobiographical popular science book is highly recommended for readers with rudimentary knowledge of science history, philosophy, and naturally, physics.

Contents:

• A Frontispiece

• Acknowledgements

• An Introduction

• Bishops

• Quantum Buddhists

• Léon Rosenfeld

• A Double Slit

• A Measurement

• Entanglements

• Anyway What the #$*! Do We Know?

• L'Envoi

• Appendix

Readership: For the general public. Rudimentary knowledge of science history, philosophy and physics is recommended.

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  • Publication Date: January 3, 2019
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 132 Pages
  • File Size: 461 KB

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