Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries

Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries

by John R. Gribbin
     
 

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In this eagerly anticipated sequel to the classic bestseller In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, John Gribbin digs even deeper into the mysterious and confounding world of quantum mechanics. Gribbin takes infinitely complex, mind-bending experiments, brings them to life, and makes them accessible to the lay reader. Under his deft guidance, we can begin to grasp the… See more details below

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In this eagerly anticipated sequel to the classic bestseller In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, John Gribbin digs even deeper into the mysterious and confounding world of quantum mechanics. Gribbin takes infinitely complex, mind-bending experiments, brings them to life, and makes them accessible to the lay reader. Under his deft guidance, we can begin to grasp the fundamental riddle of today's quantum mechanics: how a single photon can be seen going in two directions at once. Along the way, Gribbin reveals some fascinating discoveries: how quantum particles could one day be used in a Star Trek-type teleportation system, and how quantum cryptographers have developed ways of making unbreakable codes using quantum effects. Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality illuminates the world's most intriguing and enigmatic scientific phenomenon - and shows how the "impossible dreams" of such legendary scientists as Bohr, Feynman, and Einstein may soon become reality.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a sequel to In Search of Schrdinger's Cat, Gribbin offers further explorations into the often mind-bending theoretical world of contemporary quantum physics. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316328197
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
02/18/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
579,213
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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