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Erwin Schrödinger and the quantum revolution

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2012.
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Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. In this book, the author takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. It explains the fascinating  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Erwin Schrödinger; Erwin Schrödinger; Erwin Schrödinger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gribbin
ISBN: 9780593067765 0593067762 9780593068656 0593068653 9781446465714 1446465713
OCLC Number: 762989633
Description: 322 pages, [16] pages of plates (some color) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1.Nineteenth-Century Boy --
Antecedents --
Early years --
An empire's last hurrah --
Scientific stirrings --
From schoolboy to undergraduate --
2.Physics before Schrodinger --
Newton and the world of particles --
Maxwell and the world of waves --
Boltzmann and the world of statistics --
3.Twentieth-Century Man --
Student life --
Life beyond the lab --
War service on the Italian front --
Back to Vienna --
The aftermath --
The peripatetic professor --
4.The First Quantum Revolution --
When black bodies are bright --
Enter the quantum --
The quantum becomes real --
Inside the atom --
Tripping the light fantastic --
Einstein again --
5.Solid Swiss Respectability --
The university and the ETH --
Personal problems and scientific progress --
Physics and philosophy --
Life and love --
`My world view' --
Quantum statistics --
6.Matrix Mechanics --
Half-truths --
What you see is what you get --
Matrices don't commute --
Justice isn't always done Note continued: 7.Schrodinger and the Second Quantum Revolution --
Science and sensuality --
Riding the wave --
A quantum of uncertainty --
The Copenhagen consensus --
8.The Big Time in Berlin --
Making waves in America --
Berlin and Brussels --
The golden years --
Back to the future --
People and politics --
9.The Coming of the Quantum Cat --
Back in the USA --
Oxford and beyond --
Faster than light? --
The cat in the box --
From Oxford with love --
10.There, and Back Again --
Whistling, in the dark --
Reality bites --
The unhappy return --
Belgian interlude --
11.`The happiest years of my life' --
`Dev' --
Settling in --
Early days at the DIAS --
`Family' life in Dublin --
The post-war years --
Many worlds --
12.What is Life? --
Life itself --
Quantum chemistry --
The green pamphlet --
Schrodinger's variation on the theme --
The double helix --
13.Back to Vienna --
Farewell to Dublin --
Home is the hero --
Declining years --
The triumph of entropy Note continued: 14.Schrodinger's Scientific Legacy --
Hidden reality and a mathematician's mistake --
The Bell test and the Aspect experiment --
Quantum cryptography and the `no cloning' theorem --
Quantum teleportation and classical information --
The quantum computer and the Multiverse --
Quantum physics and reality. Machine generated contents note: 1.Nineteenth-Century Boy --
Antecedents --
Early years --
An empire's last hurrah --
Scientific stirrings --
From schoolboy to undergraduate --
2.Physics before Schrodinger --
Newton and the world of particles --
Maxwell and the world of waves --
Boltzmann and the world of statistics --
3.Twentieth-Century Man --
Student life --
Life beyond the lab --
War service on the Italian front --
Back to Vienna --
The aftermath --
The peripatetic professor --
4.The First Quantum Revolution --
When black bodies are bright --
Enter the quantum --
The quantum becomes real --
Inside the atom --
Tripping the light fantastic --
Einstein again --
5.Solid Swiss Respectability --
The university and the ETH --
Personal problems and scientific progress --
Physics and philosophy --
Life and love --
`My world view' --
Quantum statistics --
6.Matrix Mechanics --
Half-truths --
What you see is what you get --
Matrices don't commute --
Justice isn't always done
Responsibility: John Gribbin.

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