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The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty by [Crease, Robert P., Goldhaber, Alfred Scharff]
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A fascinating tour of the lives and afterlives of some of the most captivating concepts of quantum theory.--David Kaiser, author of How the Hippies Saved Physics

This is an amazing book for scientists and humanists alike! Every page yields surprises--not only about the complex history of quantum physics but about how it impacts our understanding of ourselves in daily life. Required reading for anyone concerned with casting the fate of humankind in a radically new light.--Edward S. Casey, author of The World at a Glance

A delight! A tour de force that is both illuminating and extraordinarily readable.--Gino Segrè, author of Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science

A thorough and clear guide to the philosophical problems posed by the nature of the subatomic world.--James Trefil

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"A very fun way to learn about where quantum physics comes from and the strange, even astonishing places it has gone." —Peter Galison, Harvard University, author of Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps


From multiverses and quantum leaps to Schrödinger’s cat and time travel, quantum mechanics has irreversibly shaped the popular imagination. Entertainers and writers from Lady Gaga to David Foster Wallace take advantage of its associations and nuances. In The Quantum Moment, philosopher Robert P. Crease and physicist Alfred Scharff Goldhaber recount the fascinating story of how the quantum jumped from physics into popular culture, with brief explorations of the underlying math and physics concepts and descriptions of the fiery disputes among figures including Einstein, Schrödinger, and Niels Bohr. Understanding and appreciating quantum imagery, its uses and abuses, is part of what it means to be an educated person in the twenty-first century. The Quantum Moment serves as an indispensable guide.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (13 October 2014)
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  • Language: English
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