The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

Explains how everyday products were made possible by quantum mechanics, covering the Schrèodinger equation, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and nanoscience.

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

Author: James Kakalios

Publisher: Gotham

ISBN: 9781592406722

Page: 317

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Explains how everyday products were made possible by quantum mechanics, covering the Schrèodinger equation, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and nanoscience.

Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in.

Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

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ISBN: 9781101183502

Page: 318

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Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. It takes a look at the amazing technologies of the 21st century, and how quantum mechanics made them possible. -- From publisher description.

Quantum Theory a Crash Course

A detailed exploration of how physicists dealt with the problems of quantum
physics producing infinite values. Cox, Brian, Jeff Forshaw. The Quantum ... The
Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics. New York: Gotham Books, 2010. Despite
the ...

Quantum Theory  a Crash Course

Author: BRIAN. CLEGG

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782408711

Page: 160

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Quantum Theory: A Crash Course teaches you everything you need to know about this complex subject, breaking it down into 52 digestible topics. The book is divided into four chapters, covering various aspects of the theory: Its foundations and principles Its probabalistic nature and concepts The wide range of scientific interpretations Its practical applications in our lives Each chapter contains an overview, timeline and four biographies, followed by thirteen illustrated topics, each broken down into microscopic chunks. 'The Main Concept' explains the main concept of the subject, while 'Drill-Down' provides further detail or a different angle to enhance understanding. Finally, 'Matter' provides a fascinating or unusual fact. This is the perfect crash course for budding quantum theorists.

Science and Technology in World History

... “The New York Times” Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than 100 Years
of Covering the Expanding Universe (New York: Sterling, 2013); James Kakalios,
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics (New York: Gotham Books, 2011).

Science and Technology in World History

Author: James E. McClellan III

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421417758

Page: 552

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Facts and figures have been thoroughly updated and the work includes a comprehensive Guide to Resources, incorporating the major published literature along with a vetted list of websites and Internet resources for students and lay readers.

The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

The conversation turned to the conceptual difficulties with quantum mechanics.
Einstein was most worried about the dynamical laws of the theory. As Putnam
tells the story, What he said on that occasion was something like the following: “
Look ...

The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Jeffrey A. Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198844689

Page: 272

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"The book starts with a description of classical mechanics then discusses the quantum phenomena that require us to give up our commonsense classical intuitions. We consider the physical and conceptual arguments that led to the standard von Neumann-Dirac formulation of quantum mechanics and how the standard theory explains quantum phenomena. This includes a discussion of how the theory's two dynamical laws work with the standard interpretation of states to explain determinate measurement records, quantum statistics, interference effects, entanglement, decoherence, and quantum nonlocality. A careful understanding of how the standard theory works ultimately leads to the quantum measurement problem. We consider how the measurement problem threatens the logical consistency of the standard theory then turn to a discussion of the main proposals for resolving it. This includes collapse formulations of quantum mechanics like Wigner's extension of the standard theory and the GRW approach and no-collapse formulations like pure wave mechanics, the various many-worlds theories, and Bohmian mechanics. In discussing alternative formulations of quantum mechanics we pay particular attention to the explanatory role played by each theory's empirical ontology and associated metaphysical commitments and the conceptual trade-offs between theoretical options"--

Constructing Quantum Mechanics

We have therefore decided to begin the story of the development of quantum
theory in the twelve years between the emergence of the Bohr model and the
appearance of the quantum mechanics of Heisenberg and Schrödinger by
highlighting, ...

Constructing Quantum Mechanics

Author: Anthony Duncan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198845472

Page: 560

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Constructing Quantum Mechanics is the first of two volumes on the genesis of quantum mechanics. It covers the key developments in the period 1900-1923, which provided the scaffold on which the arch of modern quantum mechanics was built. This volume traces the early contributions by Planck, Einstein, and Bohr to the theories of black-body radiation, specific heats, and spectroscopy, all showing the need for drastic changes to the physics of their day. It examines the efforts by Sommerfeld and others to provide a new theory, now known as the old quantum theory. After some striking initial successes (explaining the fine structure of hydrogen, X-ray spectra, and the Stark effect), the old quantum theory ran into serious difficulties (failing to provide consistent models for helium and the Zeeman effect) and eventually gave way to matrix and wave mechanics. The book breaks new ground, both in its treatment of the work of Sommerfeld and his associates, and also in its offering of new perspectives on classic papers by Planck, Einstein, and Bohr. Throughout this volume, the authors provide detailed reconstructions of the central arguments and derivations of the physicists involved, allowing for a full and thorough understanding of the key principles.

Amazing Stories

Imagine , if you will , a people with intelligence every bit the equal of ours , yet
without the wonderful invention of writing . ... the subjective interpretation of
quantum mechanics — information does seem to travel faster than the speed of
light in ...

Amazing Stories

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Quantum Mechanics

By the time most undergraduates come to quantum mechanics , they have spent
one year , or possibly two , on the ... Indeed , the story of 20th century physics is ,
to a large extent , the story of quantum mechanics and its various offshoots .

Quantum Mechanics

Author: Robert Joseph Scherrer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN:

Page: 334

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"Quantum Mechanics : An Accessible Introduction brings quantum mechanics to undergraduates in a thorough and uniquely approachable way. Designed from the ground up to address the changing needs of today's students, author Robert Scherrer carefully develops a solid foundation before developing more advanced topics. Introductory chapters explains the historic experimental evidence that motivated the emergence of quantum mechanics, and explain its central role in today's science and technology. Intuitive explanations of a quantum phenomenon provide clear physical motivation for the discussion that follow. Unique Math Interlude chapters ensure that the student has all the mathematical skills required to master quantum mechanics."--Page 4 de la couverture.

New Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

It is a new key , as far as I know , and as far as the literature resounds with
assurances that quantum mechanics can not be so deduced , that it rather ... If the
amazing formalism ... organic fashion , as a quantum design , rather than as “ the
strange story of the quantum ' which follows the erratic ways and byways of
history .

New Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Alfred Landé

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 170

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The Story of Quantum Mechanics

-0-0-0-0-07 The Principle of Uncertainty WAVE PACKETS THE development of
quantum mechanics has brought about profound changes in the scientific picture
of the physical universe . The idea that objects move along well - defined paths in
 ...

The Story of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Victor Guillemin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486428741

Page: 332

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Written by a renowned MIT mathematician, this introduction to the evolution of quantum physics also explores philosophical implications, including issues of causality, determinism, and free will. 48 illustrations. 1968 edition.

The Historical Development of Quantum Theory

The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of the scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it.

The Historical Development of Quantum Theory

Author: Jagdish Mehra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387951744

Page: 878

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The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of the scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it.

Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists

The interfaces and connections between quantum physics and nonphysics fields,
such as biology, chemistry, computing, and ... Furthermore, this book takes
advantage of the amazing story of how quantum mechanics was developed.

Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists

Author: Paul Sanghera

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470922699

Page: 544

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Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists is a self-contained, comprehensive review of this complex branch of science. The book demystifies difficult concepts and views the subject through non-physics fields such as computer science, biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology. It explains key concepts and phenomena in the language of non-physics majors and with simple math, assuming no prior knowledge of the topic. This cohesive book begins with the wavefunction to develop the basic principles of quantum mechanics such as the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality. Comprehensive coverage of quantum theory is presented, supported by experimental results and explained through applications and examples without the use of abstract and complex mathematical tools or formalisms. From there, the book: Takes the mystery out of the Schrodinger equation, the fundamental equation of quantum physics, by applying it to atoms Shows how quantum mechanics explains the periodic table of elements Introduces the quantum mechanical concept of spin and spin quantum number, along with Pauli's Exclusion Principle regarding the occupation of quantum states Addresses quantum states of molecules in terms of rotation and vibration of diatomic molecules Explores the interface between classical statistical mechanics and quantum statistical mechanics Discusses quantum mechanics as a common thread through different fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology Each chapter features real-world applications of one or more quantum mechanics principles. "Study Checkpoints" and problems with solutions are presented throughout to make difficult concepts easy to understand. In addition, pictures, tables, and diagrams with full explanations are used to present data and further explain difficult concepts. This book is designed as a complete course in quantum mechanics for senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students in non-physics majors. It also applies to courses such as modern physics, physical chemistry and nanotechnology. The material is also accessible to scientists, engineers, and technologists working in the fields of computer science, biology, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology.

Quantum Mechanics

The biblical texts at the foundation of Judaism and Christianity include a rich
deposit of stories that depict God acting in history to advance the purposes for
which the world was called into being . The extraordinary " main character ” to
whom ...

Quantum Mechanics

Author: Robert J. Russell

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN:

Page: 345

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Quantum Mechanics, a collection of fifteen essays, explores the creative interaction among quantum physics, philosophy, and theology. This fine collection presents the results of the fifth international research conference co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory, Rome, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley. The overarching goal of these conferences is to support the engagement of constructive theology with the natural sciences and to investigate the philosophical and theological elements in ongoing theoretical research in the natural sciences. In the first section of this collection, contributors examine scientific and historical context. Section two features essays covering a wide range of philosophical interpretations of quantum mechanics. The final set of essays explores the theological implications of quantum theory. Abner Shimony, Raymond Y. Chiao, Michael Berry, Ernan McMullin, William R. Stoeger, S.J., James T. Cushing, Jeremy Butterfield, Michael Redhead, Chris Clarke, John Polkinghorne, Michael Heller, Philip Clayton, Thomas F. Tracy, George F.R. Ellis, and Robert John Russell all contributed essays to this volume.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2000

When Hugo Gernsback founded Amazing Stories in 1926 , full - - bodied
quantum mechanics was being invented , mostly in Germany . Pulp SF dealt
mostly with the wonders issuing from the physics of the Wellsian era -
electromagnetism ...

Nebula Awards Showcase 2000

Author: Gregory Benford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: 9780156007054

Page: 320

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Collected in this 34th edition are the best science fiction and fantasy works chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. "Exceptionally fine . . . An essential index of one year in SF and fantasy."--"Booklist."

Choice

13.50 Intended as a text for a graduate course in quantum mechanics . It
presumes ... Can be compared to Messiah's Quantum Mechanics ( 1961 ) but
eontains discussions of newer topics and techniques . ... The Story of Quantum
Mechanics .

Choice

Author: Richard K. Gardner

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Genius Unmasked

New York: Penguin; Kakalios J (2010) The amazing story of quantum mechanics:
A mathfree exploration of the science that made our world. New York: Gotham
Books; Gamow G (1966) Thirty years that shook physics: The story of quantum ...

Genius Unmasked

Author: Roberta Ness

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199976619

Page: 224

View: 358

Genius can seem incomprehensible even to seasoned researchers. Einstein's theory of special relativity, Rutherford's glimpse into the invisible heart of the atom--such astonishing breakthroughs seem almost magical--like bolts of insight arising from nowhere. Genius Unmasked reveals the true nature of genius, taking the reader on a journey through the lives and minds of more than a dozen brilliant scientists, ranging from Darwin, Einstein, Edison, and Pasteur, to such lesser known but important innovators as Maria Montessori. Their stories are truly compelling, and at time inspiring, but, more important, Roberta Ness uses these stories to highlight a cognitive tool box that anyone can employ. Ness, an authority on innovation, outlines eleven basic strategies--including finding the right question, observation, analogy, changing point of view, dissection, reorganization, the power of groups, and frame shifting. Beginning with Charles Darwin, who left behind a voluminous trail of writing that preserved his thinking process, Ness illuminates his use of all eleven tools. Indeed, for each genius, she combines a fascinating narrative of their creative work with an astute analysis of how they used particular tools to achieve their breakthroughs. We see how Ancel Keys, the father of the Mediterranean diet, used the "power of groups"--enlisting a team of statisticians, nutritionists, physiologists, and physicians--to track the health benefits of exercise and diet. How Paul Baran conceived packet switching--the idea that made the internet possible--through analogy with the neurological networks of the brain. And how Maria Montessori overturned the conventional frame of thinking about the role of children in education. Genius Unmasked shows how the most creative minds in science used tools that can help us improve our creative abilities. Geniuses are not omnipotent. They are just very skilled at employing the creativity toolbox highlighted in this book.