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The Cosmic Code : Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature.

Author: Heinz R Pagels
Publisher: Newburyport : Dover Publications, 2012.
Series: Dover books on physics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""The Cosmic Code can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it!""--The New York Times Book Review""A reliable guide for the nonmathematical reader across the highest ridges of physical theory. Pagels is unfailingly lighthearted and confident.""--Scientific American""A sound, clear, vital work that deserves the attention of anyone who takes an interest in the relationship between material reality and the human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pagels, Heinz R.
Cosmic Code : Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature.
Newburyport : Dover Publications, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz R Pagels
ISBN: 9780486287324 0486287327
OCLC Number: 898421215
Description: 1 online resource (485 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Dedication; Table of Contents; foreword; PART I --
The Road To Quantum reality; 1. The Last Classical Physicist; 2. Inventing General Relativity; 3. The First Quantum Physicists; 4. Heisenberg on Helgoland; 5. Uncertainty and Complementarity; 6. Randomness; 7. The Invisible Hand; 8. Statistical Mechanics; 9. Making Waves; 10. Schrödinger's Cat; 11. A Quantum Mechanical Fairy Tale; 12. Bell's Inequality; 13. The Reality Marketplace; PART II --
The voyage into matter; 1. The Matter Microscopes; 2. Beginning the Voyage: Molecules, Atoms, and Nuclei. MOLECULESATOMS; NUCLEI; 3. The Riddle of the Hadrons; 4. Quarks; 5. Leptons; THE ELECTRON; THE MUON; THE NEUTRINOS; THE TAU; 6. Gluons; 1. THE GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTION; 2. ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; 3. THE WEAK INTERACTION; 4. THE STRONG INTERACTION; 7. Fields, Particles, and Reality; 8. Being and Nothingness; 9. Identity and Difference; 10. The Gauge Field Theory Revolution; 11. Proton Decay; 12. The Quantum and the Cosmos; PART III --
The cosmic code; 1. Laying Down the Law; 1. THEIR INVARIANT NATURE; 2. UNIVERSALITY AND SIMPLICITY OF PHYSICAL LAWS; 3. COMPLETENESS. 4. RELATION TO OBSERVATION AND EXPERIMENT5. RELATION TO MATHEMATICS; 2. The Cosmic Code; Bibliography; index.
Series Title: Dover books on physics.

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The universe is a message written in a code, a cosmic code, asserts the author of this investigation into the ultimate structure of matter. The understanding of this code, through the science of  Read more...

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