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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
     

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

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by Manjit Kumar
 

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ISBN-10: 0393339882

ISBN-13: 9780393339888

Pub. Date: 05/09/2011

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

“A lucid account of quantum theory (and why you should care) combined with a gripping narrative.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in

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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
aMessenger More than 1 year ago
I purchased 'Quantum' for my nook in hopes that it would be a sufficient description of what generally is taken to be a dense subject. I was pleasantly surprised by the pressing tone in which Kumar presents all of the majors players, and so quickly too! From the initial pages, the reader should be able to sense the tension that overshadowed the discovery, and evolution, of the quantum, and what it brought to that historic period. The book requires only general knowledge of mathematics/science, but the author superbly offers all readers the background necessary to understand each discovery to an appropriate extent. There is no section which offers a lull in urgency, whether it be the first theories offered by Bohr, or Einstein's repeated attempts to confound the Copenhagen interpretation. Overall, recommended for science readers, either familiar with quantum history or desiring to understand its roots. -Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
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