The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics

The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics

by P. C. W. Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521457289

ISBN-13: 9780521457286

Pub. Date: 07/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. In this book Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing

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Overview

Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. In this book Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing the theory, with radically different views of its significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457286
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. The strange world of the quantum; 2. Alain Aspect; 3. John Bell; 4. John Wheeler; 5. Rudolf Peierls; 6. David Deutsch; 7. John Taylor; 8. David Bohm; 9. Basil Hiley; Glossary; Further reading; Index.

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