In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat

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Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 15/02/1985
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Synopsis

Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering.

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, super conductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics.

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552125550
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 27 mm

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In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
An in depth account of the history of one of the most important scientific advances of the past century. Confusing but utterly worth reading; it gave me a ... READ MORE
Rebecca Hunter
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
A huge undertaking and a sure hit for science readers.
This is one I'll pick at for the rest of my days.
Neil Ashcroft
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
Made me like physics even more
This is a simple and brief yet well explained history of quantum physics that's engaging and fun to read.
Iuliana Madalina  Nemes
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
Probably one of the best comprehensive guides to to quantum mechanics
This book is an excellent starting point to those who want to delve into the brilliant and complex world of the quantum, or even a great read for those who... READ MORE
George Lawrence