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Paradox : the nine greatest enigmas in physics

Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: New York : Broadway, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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How can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time? Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs? And how can a person be ten years older than their twin? Throughout history, scientists have been coming up with theories and ideas that just do not seem to make sense. In this book, the author a quantum physicist examines nine notable scientific paradoxes and presents possible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN: 9780307986795 0307986799 9780307986801 0307986802
OCLC Number: 775415580
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 239 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The game show paradox --
Achilles and the tortoise --
Olbers' paradox --
Maxwell's demon --
The pole in the barn paradox --
The paradox of the twins --
The grandfather paradox --
The paradox of Laplace's demon --
The paradox of Schrödinger's cat --
Fermi's paradox --
Remaining questions.
Responsibility: Jim Al-Khalili.

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How can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time? Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs? And how can a person be ten years older than their twin? Throughout history, scientists have been coming up with theories and ideas that just do not seem to make sense. In this book, the author a quantum physicist examines nine notable scientific paradoxes and presents possible solutions for them.

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