The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty

Book
Published 2014
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Summary:

The authors-- one a philosopher, the other a physicist-- draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.

ISBN:
9780393067927
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
viii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Title:
How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305) and index.
Contents:
The Newtonian moment
Interlude : The Grand Design
A pixelated world
Interlude : Max Planck introduces the quantum
Quantum leaps
Interlude : Niels Bohr uses quantum leaps to make atoms go
Randomness
Interlude : Albert Einstein shows how God plays dice
The matter of identity : a quantum shoe that hasn't dropped
Interlude : Wolfgang Pauli and the Exclusion Principle, Satyendra Bose, and bosons
Sharks and tigers : schizophrenia
Interlude : Erwin Schrdinger's map, Werner Heisenberg's map
Uncertainty
Interlude : The Uncertainty Principle
Reality manufactured : cubism and complementarity
Interlude : Complementarity, objectivity, and the double-slit experiment
No dice!
Interlude : John Bell and his theorem
Schrdinger's cat
Interlude : the border war
Rabbit hole : the thirst for parallel worlds
Interlude : multiverses
Saving physics
The now moment.
LCCN:
2014011427
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