In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat: Updated Edition
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La historia y las discusiones que aborda siguen siendo tan actuales como lo fueron en el momento en el que fue escrito. Without pulling any mathematical punches the author neatly explains lasers, masers, semiconductors, quantum computers, entanglement, and things of not-so-distant or far away future. I think it has become even more relevant in our media savvy days when wars are played and won more on screen than at the actual battles fields.
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I did only vaguely - but I wanted to save myself from getting scratched, which I seemed to be in imminent danger of. This book gives very good overview of the theory and the history of the subject presenting all key personalities and milestones of its development.Having just wrapped the book up, my memory with innumerable sieves(I have forgotten the number) is nagging me to jot down my gleanings from this one. The first two parts of the book explore the discussions, and scientific developments as quantum theories began to emerge from classical Newtonian approaches. I would recommend Brian Greene, but he always wants to throw a plug in for the wonders of string theory and how it will solve EVERY SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM EVER; IT WILL EVEN CURE CANCER AND OBESITY!
Learning Gotcha: How We Misunderstood Schrödinger’s Cat Learning Gotcha: How We Misunderstood Schrödinger’s Cat
There rested mainly two theoretical swords or guns in the valley in the early upbringing of quantum. The story seems to be that Quantum Mechanics is so weird, a cat can be both alive and dead until we look!Your observation (at a subatomic level) is the modicum of truth-seeking, like a heavy-bottomed flashlight in the dark or that old hand-held camera, that will ensure a freeze frame of surety within this slithy, gyrating confederacy of indeterminacy. This is followed by discoveries by Pauli (the Pauli exclusion principle), Heisenberg, Born and Schrondinger which strengthen the theory of quantum mechanics.
Being somewhat new to these concepts, I'm not sure if I'm meshing too well with the opinions on parallel universes that Gribbin states at the end, and the illustrations are badly placed, only moderately insightful, and actually contradict the text in places.After layers of retellings we can miss the original meaning, so let's stay open to correcting our understanding.