Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (P.S. Series)
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Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (P.S. Series)

by Werner Heisenberg
     
 

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The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. The outgrowth of a celebrated lecture series, this book remains as relevant, provocative, and fascinating as when it was first

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The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. The outgrowth of a celebrated lecture series, this book remains as relevant, provocative, and fascinating as when it was first published in 1958. A brilliant scientist whose ideas altered our perception of the universe, Heisenberg is considered the father of quantum physics; he is most famous for the Uncertainty Principle, which states that quantum particles do not occupy a fixed, measurable position. His contributions remain a cornerstone of contemporary physics theory and application.

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“Philosophically, the implications of quantum mechanics are psychedelic. . . . [a] mind-expanding discovery.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061209192
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/08/2007
Series:
P.S. Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
513,837
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Gary Zukav
“Philosophically, the implications of quantum mechanics are psychedelic. . . . [a] mind-expanding discovery.”

Meet the Author

A winner of the Nobel Prize, Werner Heisenberg (1901–1976) was born in Würzberg, Germany, and received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Munich. He became famous for his groundbreaking Uncertainty (or Indeterminacy) Principle. After World War II he was named director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics.

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