In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics And Reality by John Gribbin

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics And Reality

byJohn Gribbin

Kobo ebook | May 4, 2011

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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.

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Title:In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics And RealityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 4, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307790444

ISBN - 13:9780307790446

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An exceptionally well written book. An excellant introduction to quantum physics for the layman
Date published: 2006-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read If you have ever wondered about the quantum or if you have ever pondered the so-called meaning of life then you will find this a great read. Gribbin presents both an interesting history lesson on the development of quantum theory and an accesible yet accurate summary of the science. The most enjoyable aspect of the book for me were Gribbins forays into the metaphysical world. Simply put, how do the sub-atomic rules of the quantum apply to our macroscopic world? I had already settled on the intellectually pleasing concept of many worlds but Gribbin summarizes this point of view and its appeal brilliantly. Physics students may find they learn nothing new (except how to really think about the quantum) but even those with a better-than-average scientific knowledge, including science magazine know-how, will definitly learn some interesting science. Even those with a mere passing interest in science should read this is that good.
Date published: 2004-11-19