Books Quantum

  • Autor: Manjit Kumar
  • Editor: Icon Books Ltd
  • Last data published: 02 April 2009
  • ISBN: 1848310358
  • Format: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 464 pages
  • File Size: 28MB
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Description Quantum de Manjit Kumar:

For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this magisterial book, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its core. Quantum theory looks at the very building blocks of our world, the particles and processes without which it could not exist. Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself. 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.In 1905, Albert Einstein suggested that light was a particle, not a wave, defying a century of experiments. Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Erwin Schrodinger's famous dead-and-alive cat are similarly strange. 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. 'Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into believing that the problem had been solved', lamented the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann. But in "Quantum", Kumar brings Einstein back to the centre of the quantum debate. "Quantum" is the essential read for anyone fascinated by this complex and thrilling story and by the band of brilliant men at its heart. Manjit Kumar was the founding editor of Prometheus, a journal that coveredthe arts, sciences and humanities, and has written for variouspublications including the Guardian, the TES and the Irish Times.He is the co-author of Science and the Retreat from Reason,an adapted chapter of which Michael Frayn described as 'theclearest account I've read yet of the development of quantummechanics.' He lives in north London with his wife and two sons.

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