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It is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear bombs, no laser, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering — at all.

Now John Gribbin tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth far stranger than any fiction. He takes us step-by-step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place — requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time-travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors, and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat — a search for quantum reality — as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today — quantum physics.

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"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." Niels Bohr

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Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world.

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jimmywah0, May 4, 2008 (view all comments by jimmywah0)
This book answers the fundamental questions that I could not accept willingly in Mr. Powell's high school chem class - we have to have an understanding of the sciences to comprehend our universe.

Albeit, we would only compound the learning process and befuddle the reason why 1+1=2 by learning why it is so ; it was a bewildering question that I always had.

This book opened my mind to the fundamental reason why history chooses to repeat itself - and to the future, this book illustrates the reason why our fundamental world operates and functions in the quantum mechanical level of physics, chemistry, and calculus they taught us in school.

Because there has to this date, no universal way of explaining the fundamental secrets we have of the universe.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553342536
Author:
Gribbin, John
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Gribbin, John R.
Location:
New York, N. Y.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
Reality
Subject:
Realidad
Subject:
Cuâantica, Teorâia
Subject:
Quantum theory -- History.
Subject:
Physics-General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
19840831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25x5.30x.96 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world.
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