In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

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Paperback, Bantam Books, 1985, ISBN # 0553342533
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An astrophysicist offers an introduction to the theoretical principles, practical applications, and far-reaching implications of quantum physics and quantum mechanics

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An astrophysicist offers an introduction to the theoretical principles, practical applications, and far-reaching implications of quantum physics and quantum mechanics

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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Number of Pages: 302
Original Languages: English
Author: Gribbin, John
Street Date: -62135769600000
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: September, 1984
ISBN-13: 9780553342536
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0553342533
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Gee, Quantum physics is weirder than any Sci-Fi that has ever been written and the author explains the reasons why in a reasonable way. Thank God there wasn't much math involved, so that I could actually follow most of his premise. It also helped that the sub chapters were short.

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