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Decoding Reality : the Universe as Quantum Information.

Author: Vlatko Vedral
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For a physicist, all the world's information. The Universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information. We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the Universe and considers the implications  Read more...
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Vedral, Vlatko.
Decoding Reality : The Universe as Quantum Information.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vlatko Vedral
ISBN: 9780191636295 0191636290
OCLC Number: 784886711
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1 Creation Ex Nihilo: Something from Nothing; 2 Information for all Seasons; 3 Back to Basics: Bits and Pieces; Part One; 4 Digital Romance: Life is a Four-Letter Word; 5 Murphy's Law: I Knew this Would Happen to Me; 6 Place Your Bets: In It to Win It; 7 Social Informatics: Get Connected or Die Tryin'; Part Two; 8 Quantum Schmuntum: Lights, Camera, Action!; 9 Surfing the Waves: Hyper-Fast Computers; 10 Children of the Aimless Chance: Randomness versus Determinism; Part Three. 11 Sand Reckoning: Whose Information is It, Anyway?12 Destruction ab Toto: Nothing from Something; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

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Vlatko Vedral takes us on a voyage of discovery. In this engaging and mind-stretching book, he explores the nature of information and looks at quantum computing, discussing the bizarre effects that  Read more...

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