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Quantum leaps

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
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How-- and how pervasively-- quantum mechanics has entered the general culture is the subject of this book, an engaging, eclectic, and thought-provoking look at the curious, boundlessly fertile intersection of scientific thought and everyday life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bernstein, Jeremy, 1929-
Quantum leaps.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013778
(OCoLC)318243259
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 9780674053571 0674053575
OCLC Number: 648759731
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 230 p.)
Contents: An introduction --
Bishops --
Quantum Buddhists --
Léon Rosenfeld --
A double slip --
A measurement --
Entanglements --
Anyway, what the #$*! do we know? --
L'Envoi.
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.

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In 1953, reflecting on early ventures in quantum theory, J Robert Oppenheimer spoke of terror and exaltation, of history happening in a realm so remote from common experience that it was 'unlikely to  Read more...

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Bernstein, a former New Yorker staff writer and prolific popular-science author, embarks on an almost quixotic attempt to explain the mysteries of quantum mechanics. It's a daunting topic. The Read more...

 
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