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In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and reality, John Gribbin

Label
In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and reality
Title
In search of Schrödinger's cat
Title remainder
quantum physics and reality
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An astrophysicist offers an introduction to the theoretical principles, practical applications, and far-reaching implications of quantum physics and quantum mechanics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gribbin, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.98
LC item number
.G75 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Quantum theory
  • Reality
  • Quantum theory
  • Reality
  • Quantentheorie
  • Quantenmechanik
  • Einführung
  • Quantenmechanik
  • Quantentheorie
Label
In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and reality, John Gribbin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 277-289
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The quantum. 1. Light : Waves of particles? ; Wave theory triumphant -- 2. Atoms : Nineteenth-century atoms ; Einstein's atoms ; Electrons ; Ions ; X rays ; Radioactivity ; Inside the atom -- 3. Light and atoms : The blackbody clue ; An unwelcome revolution ; What is h? ; Einstein, light, and quanta -- 4. Bohr's atom : Jumping electrons ; Hydrogen explained ; An element of change: God's dice ; Atoms in perspective ; Chemistry explained -- pt. 2. Quantum mechanics. 5. Photons and electrons : Particles of light ; Particle/wave duality ; Electron waves ; A break with the past ; Pauli and exclusion ; Where next? -- 6. Matrices and waves : Breakthrough in heligoland ; Quantum math ; Schrödinger's theory ; A backward step ; Quantum cookery -- 7. Cooking with quanta : Antimatter ; Inside the nucleus ; Lasers and masers ; The mighty micro ; Superconductors ; Life itself -- pt. 3. And beyond. 8. Chance and uncertainty : The meaning of uncertainty ; The Copenhagen interpretation ; The experiment with two holes ; Collapsing waves ; Complementarity rules -- 9. Paradoxes and possibilities : The clock in the box ; The "EPR paradox" ; Time travel ; Einstein's time ; Something for nothing ; Schrödinger's cat ; The participatory universe -- 10. The proof of the pudding : The spin paradox ; The polarization puzzle ; The Bell test ; The proof ; What does it mean? ; Confirmation and applications -- 11. Many worlds : Who observes the observers? ; Schrödinger's cats ; Beyond science fiction ; Beyond Einstein? ; A second look ; Beyond Everett ; Our special place -- Unfinished business : Twisted space-time ; Broken symmetry ; Supergravity ; Is the universe a vacuum fluctuation? ; Inflation and the universe
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780553341034
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84002975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10559637
  • (OCoLC)ocm10559637
Label
In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and reality, John Gribbin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 277-289
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The quantum. 1. Light : Waves of particles? ; Wave theory triumphant -- 2. Atoms : Nineteenth-century atoms ; Einstein's atoms ; Electrons ; Ions ; X rays ; Radioactivity ; Inside the atom -- 3. Light and atoms : The blackbody clue ; An unwelcome revolution ; What is h? ; Einstein, light, and quanta -- 4. Bohr's atom : Jumping electrons ; Hydrogen explained ; An element of change: God's dice ; Atoms in perspective ; Chemistry explained -- pt. 2. Quantum mechanics. 5. Photons and electrons : Particles of light ; Particle/wave duality ; Electron waves ; A break with the past ; Pauli and exclusion ; Where next? -- 6. Matrices and waves : Breakthrough in heligoland ; Quantum math ; Schrödinger's theory ; A backward step ; Quantum cookery -- 7. Cooking with quanta : Antimatter ; Inside the nucleus ; Lasers and masers ; The mighty micro ; Superconductors ; Life itself -- pt. 3. And beyond. 8. Chance and uncertainty : The meaning of uncertainty ; The Copenhagen interpretation ; The experiment with two holes ; Collapsing waves ; Complementarity rules -- 9. Paradoxes and possibilities : The clock in the box ; The "EPR paradox" ; Time travel ; Einstein's time ; Something for nothing ; Schrödinger's cat ; The participatory universe -- 10. The proof of the pudding : The spin paradox ; The polarization puzzle ; The Bell test ; The proof ; What does it mean? ; Confirmation and applications -- 11. Many worlds : Who observes the observers? ; Schrödinger's cats ; Beyond science fiction ; Beyond Einstein? ; A second look ; Beyond Everett ; Our special place -- Unfinished business : Twisted space-time ; Broken symmetry ; Supergravity ; Is the universe a vacuum fluctuation? ; Inflation and the universe
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780553341034
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84002975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10559637
  • (OCoLC)ocm10559637

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