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The Resource The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty, Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty, Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

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The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty
Title
The quantum moment
Title remainder
how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
Title variation
How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty
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Language
eng
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
Summary
Describes how the early-20th-century discoveries in quantum physics found their way into today's modern language and collective culture, appearing in everything from television shows and movies to coffee mugs and T-shirts to art forms like sculpture and prose
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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10361630
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DLC
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Crease, Robert P
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Goldhaber, Alfred S.
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True
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  • Quantum theory
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
Target audience
adult
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how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty
Label
The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty, Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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 Schrödinger'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 -- Schrödinger's cat -- Interlude : the border war -- Rabbit hole : the thirst for parallel worlds -- Interlude : multiverses -- Saving physics -- The now moment
Control code
ocn879329423
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780393067927
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014011427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879329423
Label
The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty, Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Schrödinger'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 -- Schrödinger's cat -- Interlude : the border war -- Rabbit hole : the thirst for parallel worlds -- Interlude : multiverses -- Saving physics -- The now moment
Control code
ocn879329423
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780393067927
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014011427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879329423

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