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The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty (Hardback)

By Crease, Robert P.
By Goldhaber, Alfred Scharff

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Do we live in one of many parallel worlds, with near-identical versions of ourselves spread across the multiverse? Is a quantum leap unthinkably massive or subatomically small? The language and the imagery of quantum mechanics are ubiquitous, yet the science and its journey into ...everyday language still confounds us. In The Quantum Moment, Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber tell how a controversial idea from an obscure branch of optics grew in complexity and authority, eventually dominating the scientific community and commanding the attention of the culture at large. Recounting fiery disputes between figures including Einstein, Schrodinger, and Pauli, the authors trace popular images time travel, parallel worlds, random behavior back to their scientific roots and uncover modern manifestations in everything from architecture and sculpture to the prose of John Updike. The Quantum Moment combines an exhilarating history of the quantum with shrewd insight into our experience of the everyday.
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ISBN 9780393067927
Released NZ 3 Nov 2014
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393067927
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 3 Nov 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Crease, Robert P.
By Goldhaber, Alfred Scharff
Category Physics: Theoretical Methods
Quantum Physics (Quantum Mechanics)
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 530.12
Weight 623g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text General/trade

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