JOHN GRIBBIN    Book Number: 84348    Product format: Paperback

By the author of the bestselling biography of Stephen Hawking, here is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of quantum physics, essential for understanding today's world. It 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 nuclear power or nuclear bombs, no lasers, TV, computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering at all. Now John Gribbin tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth far stranger than any fiction and takes us step-by-step into this bizarre place, requiring that we only approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory, investigates the atom, radiation, time-travel, the birth of the Universe, superconductors and life itself. In a world full of mysteries and surprises he searches for Schrödinger's Cat, a search for quantum reality, as he brings us to a clearer understanding of the most important area of scientific study today, quantum physics. Looks at light waves or are they particles, atoms and x-rays; quanta, Bohr's atoms, hydrogen explained, photons and electrons, cooking with quanta, the Copenhagen Interpretation, collapsing waves and more. In the epilogue Gribbin even looks at twisted space-time, super gravity and questions if the Universe is a vacuum in fluctuation. 303pp in paperback, diagrams. Remainder mark.
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