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Quantum Leaps - Jeremy Bernstein

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2019
ISBN: 9789813272705
Number Of Pages: 132

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In the early years of its conception, J Robert Oppenheimer spoke of quantum theory as a subject that was "unlikely to be known to any poet or historian." Yet, as Bernstein notes, in just sixty-odd years, one can find at least nine million entries on Google under the rubric "quantum theory" - ; from poets and historians, as well as film critics and Buddhist monks. How did quantum mechanics enter general culture so pervasively? Having studied the subject for over a half-century, Jeremy Bernstein returns in this second edition to enlighten readers with a witty insider's perspective on the development of quantum theory as well as its loopholes. It is also a scintillating account of the interplay between brilliance and fallibility in humankind, even in the key figures who have shaped common understanding of quantum theory - ; such eminent figures include Niels Bohr, the Dalai Lama, Tom Stoppard, and most notably, John Bell who made pioneering contributions in quantum physics. At once thought-provoking and intellectual, this semi-autobiographical popular science book is highly recommended for readers with rudimentary knowledge of science history, philosophy, and naturally, physics.

ISBN: 9789813272705
ISBN-10: 9813272708
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 4th March 2019
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36

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