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Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists

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Preface: Six Years After

Part One. Welcome to the Machine Chapter 1. The Passive Observer
Chapter 2. Dawn of Consciousness
Chapter 3. All Is One, All Is Change
Chapter 4. The Idea of Discontinuity
Chapter 5. Zeno and Moving Things (Zeno’ s First Paradox)
Chapter 6. Zeno’ s Second Paradox
Chapter 7. Zeno’ s Third Paradox
Chapter 8. Aristotle’ s Attempt to Resolve Zeno’ s Paradoxes
Retrospect: The End of Passivity
Chapter 9. The Active Observer
Chapter 10. Newton’ s Giants: The Age of Reason
Chapter 11. Galileo: The First Active Observer
Chapter 12. The Continuity of Mechanics
Chapter 13. A Conversation with Isaac Newton
Chapter 14. The Nightmare of Determinism
Chapter 15. An Explanation of Light and Heat...with Something Missing
Chapter 16. The Ether is Missing
Chapter 17. The Ultraviolet Catastrophe
Chapter 18. The End of the Mechanical Age

Part Two. When the Universe Jumped Chapter 19. The Disturbing Observer
Chapter 20. The Movement of Reluctant Minds
Chapter 21. Averting a Catastrophe with Lumps of Energy
Chapter 22. Throwing Stones in a Quantum Pond
Chapter 23. The Energy, the Whole Energy, or Nothing at All
Chapter 24. The Reluctant Planck
Chapter 25. Einstein Draws a Picture: The Photon Is Born
Chapter 26. Quantum Jumps
Chapter 27. A Lord Eats a Raisin Pudding Atom
Chapter 28. Bohr’ s Quantum Atom
Chapter 29. When a Particle Is a Wave
Chapter 30. A Prince Imagines a Wave
Chapter 31. American Grains of Wave
Chapter 32. Schrö dinger’ s Unimaginable Waves: The End ofPictures
Chapter 34. No One Has Seen the Wind
Chapter 35. God Shoots Dice: The Probability Interpretation
Chapter 36. Heisenberg’ s Uncertainty Principle: The End of Mechanical Models
Chapter 37. Resistance to Uncertainty

Part Three. Is There an “ Out There” Out There? Chapter 38. Complements of the Cosmic House
Chapter 39. The Act of Creation: Observation
Chapter 40. The Paradoxical Cube
Chapter 41. Wave-Particle Duality and the Principle of Complementarity
Chapter 42. The Magician’ s Choice
Chapter 43. The Case of the Vanishing Observer
Chapter 44. Newcomb’ s Paradox
Chapter 45. The Principle of Complementarity: A Recap

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This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos.

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A fascinating journey for the general reader from the earliest and most fundamental concepts of physics to the furthest limits of science and imagination--an American Book Award winner.

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ISBN:
9780060963101
Author:
Wolf, Fred Alan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Wolf, Fred A.
Author:
by Fred A. Wolf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Physics -- History.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 26
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.18x6.20x.80 in. .93 lbs.

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