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The Quantum Moment How Planck Bohr Einstein And Heisenberg Taught Us To Love Uncertainty

Author : Robert P. Crease
ISBN : 9780393245998
Genre : Science
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The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream. The discovery of the quantum—the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities—planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination. Quantum imagery and language now bombard us like an endless stream of photons. Phrases such as multiverses, quantum leaps, alternate universes, the uncertainty principle, and Schrödinger's cat get reinvented continually in cartoons and movies, coffee mugs and T-shirts, and fiction and philosophy, reinterpreted by each new generation of artists and writers. Is a "quantum leap" big or small? How uncertain is the uncertainty principle? Is this barrage of quantum vocabulary pretentious and wacky, or a fundamental shift in the way we think? All the above, say Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber in this pathbreaking book. The authors—one a philosopher, the other a physicist—draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum’s rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding. Together, they and their students explored missteps and mistranslations, jokes and gibberish, of public discussion about the quantum. Their book explores the quantum’s manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace. The authors reveal the quantum’s implications for knowledge, metaphor, intellectual exchange, and the contemporary world. Understanding and appreciating quantum language and imagery, and recognizing its misuse, is part of what it means to be an educated person today. The result is a celebration of language at the interface of physics and culture, perfect for anyone drawn to the infinite variety of ideas.

The Quantum Moment

Author : Robert P. Crease
ISBN : 0393067920
Genre : Science
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Describes how the early-20th-century discoveries in quantum physics found their way into today's modern language and collective culture, appearing in everything from television shows and movies to coffee mugs and T-shirts to art forms like sculpture and prose. 20,000 first printing.


Author : William F Brown
ISBN : 9781460270318
Genre : Science
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From the first seconds Following the Big Bang, to our best guesses for the fate of the universe and humanity, science provides stunning new perspectives about the place of humanity in the cosmos. Humans may live on one planet in one small corner of the Milky Way, itself one of billions of other galaxies, but Earth may be unique in one respect. Earth is teaming with life, one species of which, through chance and natural selection, developed an extraordinary brain, gifted with imagination, curiosity and a compulsion to understand ourselves and the universe. Perspectives is a journey through deep time, from the creation of the universe to the beginnings of life, our human origins and later the rise of culture and religion. It explores what it means to be human, and where our technology could take us in the years and centuries to come.

Beyond Peaceful Coexistence

Author : Ignazio Licata
ISBN : 9781783268337
Genre : Science
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"It may be that a real synthesis of quantum and relativity theories requires not just technical developments but radical conceptual renewal." J S Bell Beyond Peaceful Coexistence: The Emergence of Space, Time and Quantum brings together leading academics in mathematics and physics to address going beyond the 'peaceful coexistence' of space-time descriptions (local and continuous ones) and quantum events (discrete and non-commutative ones). Formidable challenges waiting beyond the Standard Model require a new semantic consistency within the theories in order to build new ways of understanding, working and relating to them. The original A. Shimony meaning of the peaceful coexistence (the collapse postulate and non-locality) appear to be just the tip of the iceberg in relation to more serious fundamental issues across physics as a whole. Chapters in this book present perspectives on emergent, discrete, geometrodynamic and topological approaches, as well as a new interpretative spectrum of quantum theories after Copenhagen, discrete time theories, time-less approaches and 'super-fluid' pictures of space-time. As well as stimulating further research among established theoretical physicists, the book can also be used in courses on the philosophy and mathematics of theoretical physics. Contents:Foreword (Gerard 't Hooft)From Peaceful Coexistence to Co-Emergence (Ignazio Licata)The Algebraic Way (B J Hiley)Fermi Blobs and the Symplectic Camel: A Geometric Picture of Quantum States (Maurice A de Gosson)Space–Time in Quantum Gravity: Does Space–Time have Quantum Properties? (Reiner Hedrich)Introduction to the Quantum Theory of Elementary Cycles (Donatello Dolce)Observers and Reality (George Jaroszkiewicz)The Stability of Physical Theories Principle (R Vilela Mendes)Factory of Realities: On the Emergence of Virtual Spatiotemporal Structures (Romàn R Zapatrin)Space–Time from Topos Quantum Theory (Cecilia Flori)From Born Reciprocity to Reciprocal Relativity: A Paradigm for Space–Time Physics (Peter Jarvis)On Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Space–Time and Quantum Gravity (Joakim Munkhammar)World Crystal Model of Gravity (Hagen Kleinert)Quantum Features of Natural Cellular Automata (Hans-Thomas Elze)Structurally Dynamic Cellular Networks as Models for Planck-Scale Physics and the Quantum Vacuum (Manfred Requardt)On a Time–Space Operator (and other Non-Self-adjoint Operators) for Observables in QM and QFT (Erasmo Recami, Michel Zamboni-Rached and Ignazio Licata)Emergent Space–Time (George Chapline)The Idea of a Stochastic Space–Time: Theory and Experiments (M Consoli and A Pluchino)... And Kronos Ate His Sons (Giuseppe Vitiello)The Emergence of Space–Time: Transactions and Causal Sets (Ruth E Kastner)An Adynamical, Graphical Approach to Quantum Gravity and Unification (W M Stuckey, Michael Silberstein and Timothy McDevitt)Is Bohr's Challenge Still Relevant? (Leonardo Chiatti)In and out of the screen. On Some New Considerations about Localization and Delocalization in Archaic Theory (Ignazio Licata)Schrödinger–Milne Big Bang — Creating a "Universe of Threeness" (Geoffrey F Chew)Quantized Fields à la Clifford and Unification (Matej Pavšič)Non-commutative Einstein, almost Kähler–Finsler and Quantum Deformations (Sergiu I Vacaru) Readership: Theoretical physicists and graduate students in the fields of philosophy and mathematics of theoretical physics.

Canadian Curriculum Studies

Author : Erika Hasebe-Ludt
ISBN : 9781773380551
Genre : Education
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This timely edited collection asks bold and urgent questions about the complexity, culture, and character of curriculum studies in Canada. Featuring 30 original chapters and 21 short invocations, this volume includes works by both established and new scholars, illustrating the wide range of cutting-edge writing in this area. Weaving together personal essays, poetry, life writing, and other arts-based inquiry modes, Canadian Curriculum Studies highlights the creative, performative, interactive, and imaginative nature of this field. The contributors were asked to provoke conceptions and understandings of curriculum studies by examining their convictions, commitments, and challenges with/in this discipline. By bringing together diverse indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship, the editors invoke the concept of métissage, which is finding a growing resonance both in Canada and abroad. Exploring the idea of curriculum studies as an interdisciplinary field across transnational contexts, this rich text is well-suited to senior undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum studies and qualitative educational research.

John Stewart Bell And Twentieth Century Physics

Author : Andrew Whitaker
ISBN : 9780191060694
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John Stewart Bell (1928-1990) was one of the most important figures in twentieth-century physics, famous for his work on the fundamental aspects of the century's most important theory, quantum mechanics. While the debate over quantum theory between the supremely famous physicists, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, appeared to have become sterile in the 1930s, Bell was able to revive it and to make crucial advances - Bell's Theorem or Bell's Inequalities. He was able to demonstrate a contradiction between quantum theory and essential elements of pre-quantum theory - locality and causality. The book gives a non-mathematical account of Bell's relatively impoverished upbringing in Belfast and his education. It describes his major contributions to quantum theory, but also his important work in the physics of accelerators, and nuclear and elementary particle physics.

Theos Kai Monterna Physik

Author : Paul Charles William Davies
ISBN : OCLC:220500192
Genre : Cosmology
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Hapanta Ta Pros Syron Apotelesmatika Tetravivlos Vivlia G D

Author : Ptolemy
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Author : Νίκος Καζαντζάκης
ISBN : OCLC:744544764
Genre : Authors, Greek (Modern)
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The Quantum Story

Author : Jim Baggott
ISBN : 9780191604300
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The twentieth century was defined by physics. From the minds of the world's leading physicists there flowed a river of ideas that would transport mankind to the pinnacle of wonderment and to the very depths of human despair. This was a century that began with the certainties of absolute knowledge and ended with the knowledge of absolute uncertainty. It was a century in which physicists developed weapons with the capacity to destroy our reality, whilst at the same time denying us the possibility that we can ever properly comprehend it. Almost everything we think we know about the nature of our world comes from one theory of physics. This theory was discovered and refined in the first thirty years of the twentieth century and went on to become quite simply the most successful theory of physics ever devised. Its concepts underpin much of the twenty-first century technology that we have learned to take for granted. But its success has come at a price, for it has at the same time completely undermined our ability to make sense of the world at the level of its most fundamental constituents. Rejecting the fundamental elements of uncertainty and chance implied by quantum theory, Albert Einstein once famously declared that 'God does not play dice'. Niels Bohr claimed that anybody who is not shocked by the theory has not understood it. The charismatic American physicist Richard Feynman went further: he claimed that nobody understands it. This is quantum theory, and this book tells its story. Jim Baggott presents a celebration of this wonderful yet wholly disconcerting theory, with a history told in forty episodes — significant moments of truth or turning points in the theory's development. From its birth in the porcelain furnaces used to study black body radiation in 1900, to the promise of stimulating new quantum phenomena to be revealed by CERN's Large Hadron Collider over a hundred years later, this is the extraordinary story of the quantum world. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

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