Bit and the Pendulum: From Quantum Computing to M Theory--The New Physics of Information / Edition 1

Bit and the Pendulum: From Quantum Computing to M Theory--The New Physics of Information / Edition 1

by Tom Siegfried, Siegfried
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471399744

ISBN-13: 9780471399742

Pub. Date: 12/05/2000

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

"An eager, ambitious book. A stimulating, accessible introduction to scientific theory."--Dallas Morning News "An enjoyably quick-paced interdisciplinary survey of the outer limits of scientific thought."--Kirkus Reviews

"Siegfried weaves a provocative and convincing argument. . . . Recommended for an informed audience."--Library Journal "An excellent introduction

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"An eager, ambitious book. A stimulating, accessible introduction to scientific theory."--Dallas Morning News "An enjoyably quick-paced interdisciplinary survey of the outer limits of scientific thought."--Kirkus Reviews

"Siegfried weaves a provocative and convincing argument. . . . Recommended for an informed audience."--Library Journal "An excellent introduction to the myriad small worlds that can be teased out of our big one."--Publishers Weekly

"A volume of remarkable sweep."--Booklist

Now in paperback, The Bit and the Pendulum explores the radical idea at the center of the new physics of information: everything in the universe, from the molecules in our bodies to the heart of a black hole, is made up of bits of information.Award-winning author Tom Siegfried interviews top scientists-all using "bits" to solve the seemingly unsolvable-and provides a highly accessible introduction to a fundamentally new way of seeing the world. Lively, engaging, and topical, The Bit and the Pendulum shows how the computer and the "bit" are revealing secrets of the brain, the nature of matter, and the workings of the universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471399742
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/05/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Beam Up the Goulash.
Machines and Metaphors.
Information Is Physical.
The Quantum and the Computer.
The Computational Cell.
The Computational Brain.
Consciousness and Complexity.
IGUSes.
Quantum Reality.
From Black Holes to Supermatter.
The Magical Mystery Theory.
The Bit and the Pendulum.
Notes.
Glossary.
Further Reading.
Index.

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