Mysteries Of The Quantum Universe

Author: Thibault Damour
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846149304
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The bestselling French graphic novel about the wonders of quantum physics Join Bob the explorer and his dog Rick on a rip-roaring trip through the quantum universe as they meet Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger and many other scientists who encourage them to uncover the mysteries of physics with the help of pancakes, cats, mice and all kinds of optical illusions. Marvellous fun and absolutely enthralling, Mysteries of the Quantum Universe is full of surprises - perfect for lovers of comics and all geeks.

The Ghost In The Atom

Author: P. C. W. Davies
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521457286
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Nine distinguished physicists consider the conceptual foundations of quantum physics--its paradoxes as well as its profound implications for the theory of nature--within a text based on a BBC radio documentary broadcast.

Time S Arrow Archimedes Point

Author: Huw Price
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195117981
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Argues that to understand time we must take an Archimedean point of view from outside time

Quantum Reality And Theory Of Nya

Author: Siddheshwar Rameshwar Bhatt
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 981131957X
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The book deals with expounding the nature of Reality as it is understood in contemporary times in Quantum Physics. It also explains the classical Indian theory of Śūnya in its diverse facets. Thereafter it undertakes comparison between the two which is an area of great topical interest. It is a cross-disciplinary study by erudite Indian and western scholars between traditional Indian knowledge system and contemporary researches in Physical sciences. It points out how the theory of ‘Śūnyatā has many seminal ideas and theories in common with contemporary Quantum Physics. The learned authors have tried to dissolve the “mysteries” of Quantum Physics and resolved its “weird paradoxes” with the help of theory of Śūnyatā. The issue of non-separability or entanglement has been approached with the help of the Buddhist theory of Pratītyasamutpāda. The paradoxical situation of “wave-particle duality” has been explained with the help of Upaniṣadic theory of complementarity of the two opposites. The measurement problem represented by “Schrodinger’s cat” has been dealt with by resorting to two forms of the calculation of probabilities. Some writers have argued for Śūnyatā-like non-essentialist position to understand quantum reality. To make sense of quantum theory some papers provide a happy symbiosis of technical understanding and personal meditative experience by drawing multifarious parallels. This book will be of interest to philosophically inclined physicists and philosophers with interest in quantum mechanics.

Sneaking A Look At God S Cards

Author: G. C. Ghirardi
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691121390
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Quantum mechanics, which describes the behavior of subatomic particles, seems to challenge common sense. Waves behave like particles; particles behave like waves. You can tell where a particle is, but not how fast it is moving--or vice versa. An electron faced with two tiny holes will travel through both at the same time, rather than one or the other. And then there is the enigma of creation ex nihilo, in which small particles appear with their so-called antiparticles, only to disappear the next instant in a tiny puff of energy. Since its inception, physicists and philosophers have struggled to work out the meaning of quantum mechanics. Some, like Niels Bohr, have responded to quantum mechanics' mysteries by replacing notions of position and velocity with probabilities. Others, like Einstein and Penrose, have disagreed and think that the entire puzzle reflects not a fundamental principle of nature but our own ignorance of basic scientific processes. Sneaking a Look at God's Cards offers the general reader a deep and real understanding of the problems inherent to the interpretation of quantum mechanics, from its inception to the present. The book presents a balanced overview of current debates and explores how the theory of quantum mechanics plays itself out in the real world. Written from the perspective of a leading European physicist, it looks extensively at ideas from both sides of the Atlantic and also considers what philosophers have contributed to the scientific discussion of this field. Sneaking a Look at God's Cards sets out what we know about the endlessly fascinating quantum world, how we came to this understanding, where we disagree, and where we are heading in our quest to comprehend the seemingly incomprehensible.

The Mystery Of The Quantum World

Author: Euan J. Squires
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420050509
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Quantum mechanics stands as one of the most remarkable achievements of the 20th century, providing startling insight into the nature of matter and a spectacularly successful predictive theory. However, while the predictive ability of the quantum theory has been rigorously tested time and again, so that it now satisfies any criterion of reliability as a tool of scientific inquiry, fundamental difficulties remain with its interpretation. The Mystery of the Quantum World, Second Edition introduces the philosophical issues raised by the success of the quantum theory and lucidly outlines the different points of view adopted by various physicists striving to understand the meaning underlying the theories used every day. The author encourages you to see how the most successful of physical theories is relevant to issues outside physics. Revised and expanded, this edition includes a new chapter that introduces the most important of the recent developments in quantum theory. The authoritative selection of topics ensures that readers already familiar with the first edition of the book will extend their knowledge of quantum theory, and those with no previous knowledge acquire an insight into this fascinating world.

Quantum Physics For Beginners

Author: Brad Olsson
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ISBN: 9781661505431
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The truth is: When you look at it from an external point of view, the term Quantum Physics can be quite intimidating. It is very complex and sometimes even professional physicists have a hard time trying to find their way around quantum physics, as it can seem quite counter intuitive. But even if it is difficult and complex to understand, it is nowhere close to being incomprehensible. There are a few key concepts of Quantum Physics, around which the whole subject revolves. If you know and understand these concepts, then you'll find that it is very easy to understand how quantum physics functions. First of all, you need to know that everything within the universe is made up of waves and particles. Yes, both of them at the same time. This is called the dual nature of substances. This seems quite crazy, and hard to believe, but both of these conclusions have been derived from numerous scientific experiments. The second thing that you must understand, and accept is that when it comes to quantum physics, it is almost impossible to predict the exact result of an experiment on a quantum system. There can only probability, no certainty, leading us to the conclusion that quantum physics is probabilistic. And last, but not the least, you must understand that quantum physics is very small, more often than not. This means that the study of quantum mechanics is well observed when the subject particles are extremely small. This is due the fact that quantum effects that are involved in the processes get smaller as the objects increase in size. As a result, quantum behaviors are hard to find. BUY: Quantum Physics for Beginners, a beginner's guide to unravel the basic mysteries of quantum physics, and a comprehensive course to help people understand it better. Quantum physics is an integral part of our lives and it is extremely important for us to have at least the basic knowledge on the subject. Most of the people struggle with it as there are scarcely any books on the topic that is compatible with the needs and demands of people who are just starting out as physicists, and need a simple guide to understand the concepts. The goal of the e-Book is simple: To help people have a better understanding of quantum physics in the most simplest of ways possible. You will also learn: Relation between waves and particles Why Max Planck is called the father of Quantum Physics Laws of quantum physics Quantum field theory Einstein's theory of relativity Importance of the Hydrogen atom Basics on angular momentum on a quantum level Would you like to know more? Buy the Book, Quantum Physics by Brad Olsson to have a good knowledge of quantum physics and mechanics. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.

The Large The Small And The Human Mind

Author: Roger Penrose
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521785723
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Roger Penrose's original and provocative ideas about the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind have been the subject of controversy and discussion. These ideas were proposed in his best-selling books The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind. In this book, he summarises and updates his current thinking in these complex areas to present a masterful summary of those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unresolved problems. Through this, he introduces radically new concepts which he believes will be fruitful in understanding the workings of the brain and the nature of the human mind. These ideas are challenged by three distinguished experts from different backgrounds: Abner Shimony and Nancy Cartwright as philosophers of science and Stephen Hawking as a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Roger Penrose concludes with a response to their thought-provoking criticisms.

Six Impossible Things

Author: John Gribbin
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262043238
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A concise and engaging investigation of six interpretations of quantum physics. Rules of the quantum world seem to say that a cat can be both alive and dead at the same time and a particle can be in two places at once. And that particle is also a wave; everything in the quantum world can described in terms of waves—or entirely in terms of particles. These interpretations were all established by the end of the 1920s, by Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and others. But no one has yet come up with a common sense explanation of what is going on. In this concise and engaging book, astrophysicist John Gribbin offers an overview of six of the leading interpretations of quantum mechanics. Gribbin calls his account “agnostic,” explaining that none of these interpretations is any better—or any worse—than any of the others. Gribbin presents the Copenhagen Interpretation, promoted by Niels Bohr and named by Heisenberg; the Pilot-Wave Interpretation, developed by Louis de Broglie; the Many Worlds Interpretation (termed “excess baggage” by Gribbin); the Decoherence Interpretation (“incoherent”); the Ensemble “Non-Interpretation”; and the Timeless Transactional Interpretation (which theorized waves going both forward and backward in time). All of these interpretations are crazy, Gribbin warns, and some are more crazy than others—but in the quantum world, being more crazy does not necessarily mean more wrong.

Mysteries Of The Universe

Author: J. C. Vintner
Editor: AEM Publishing
ISBN: 098594451X
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Imagine what an epic impact this would have if mankind discovered not only that we're not alone, but also that aliens are actually humans living in the distant reaches of the universe, who seeded Earth to ensure survival of the species outside of more dangerous areas. In the probability of quantum mechanics, this is one possible outcome. Creative, alternative, and esoteric philosophical concepts of existence. How did the universe really begin? Can we fluidly access our subconscious and communicate with each other? Did the Egyptians build pyramids differently than previously conceived? These questions, along with many more, are addressed in Mysteries of the Universe; J.C. Vintner's second volume of the Ancient Earth Mysteries series. Volume II: Philosophy covers selected topics examining ancient cultures and their philosophical influence on the world while touching upon mankind's position in the universe. Explore new avenues of thinking through the mind's eye, and find out how we can change our future for the better. Mysteries of the Universe provides food for new thought as compelling inspiration for understanding our quantum purpose in the cosmos.