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The Quantum World (Princeton Science Library)

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English


  • Non-relativistic quantum mechanics,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Physics,
  • History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science,
  • Science / Physics,
  • Quantum Theory

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7756661M
ISBN 100691023883
ISBN 109780691023885

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  The Quantum World explores the past, present and future of quantum science, its applications and mind-bending implications. Discover how ideas from quantum mechanics are percolating out into the vast scale of the cosmos - perhaps, in the future, to reveal a new understanding of the big bang and the nature of space and time. ABOUT THE SERIES/5(30).   As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in The Quantum World, the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an appealing account of quantum physics that will help the serious reader make sense of a science that, for all its successes, remains . In this largely nontechnical book, eminent physicists and philosophers address the philosophical impact of recent advances in quantum physics. These are shown to shed new light on profound questions about realism, determinism, causality or locality. The Quantum World: The disturbing theory at the heart of reality (New Scientist Instant Expert) Forget everything you thought you knew about reality. The world is a seriously bizarre place. Things can exist in two places at once and travel backwards and forwards in time/5.

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