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The cosmic code : quantum physics as the language of nature

Author: Heinz R Pagels
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, Inc., 2011.
Series: Dover books on physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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"This is one of the most important books on quantum mechanics ever written for lay readers, in which an eminent physicist and successful science writer, Heinz Pagels, discusses and explains the core concepts of physics without resorting to complicated mathematics. "Can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it!"--New York Times Book Review. 1982 edition"--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz R Pagels
ISBN: 9780486485065 0486485064
OCLC Number: 721885866
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1982.
Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The last classical physicist --
Inventing general relativity --
The first quantum physicists --
Heisenberg on Helgoland --
Uncertainty and complementarity --
Randomness --
The invisible hand --
Statistical mechanics --
Making waves --
Schrödinger's cat --
A quantum mechanical fairy tale --
Bell's inequality --
The reality marketplace --
The matter microscopes --
Beginning the voyage : molecules, atoms, and nuclei --
The riddle of the hadrons --
Quarks --
Leptons --
Gluons --
Fields, particles, and reality --
Being and nothingness --
Identity and difference --
The gauge field theory revolution --
Proton decay --
The quantum and the cosmos --
Laying down the law --
The cosmic code.
Series Title: Dover books on physics.
Responsibility: Heinz R. Pagels.

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"This is one of the most important books on quantum mechanics ever written for lay readers, in which an eminent physicist and successful science writer, Heinz Pagels, discusses and explains the core concepts of physics without resorting to complicated mathematics. "Can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it!"--New York Times Book Review. 1982 edition"--

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