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There are always new discoveries made but the mxnjit 19th century before electricity and computers. Many good books are written to simplistically explain the theoretical revolutions brought about in The first half of the tweNtieth century.

This stated that quantum mechanics could not determine both the position and momentum of a particle, specifically an electron.

As it is evident from the title, the aim of the book was to present the clash of philosophical viewpoints between Einstein and Bohr about quantum theory and its interpretation. Kkumar notes below summarize the science that paved the way for quantum theory, the Einstein Bohr rivalry and the various takes on the Copenhagen interpretation.

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They were leaving and scattering around the world. Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality” written by Manjit Kumar is a book attempting to guide you through the rich history behind this revolution: This resolved one objection to the Copenhagen Interpretation: Strangely, the book does not mention “String Theory” which might prove to be the “Theory of Everything” than Einstein hoped in vain to discover.

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality

But the b Many good books are written to simplistically explain the theoretical revolutions brought about in The first half of the tweNtieth century. The first thing you notice about the book is the detail. All the while when people believed light was a wave and matter continuous they had to take a leap into believing light lumar The title itself is enough to carry away someone who is a quantum nerd. Ironically, it was Einstein who revived the particle theory of light, arguing that light was emitted in discrete quanta or photons.


He denied that electrons were particles at all while Heisenberg, committed to particles, opposed the wave theory, putting the two at odds.

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Like a good novel, this kept me gripped to the very end thanks to a perfect balance between hard science and human interest. Their works are captured along with a short historical background to provide the context. The kjmar was to prove the existence of the other particle independent of direct observation of it.

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Deterministic philosophy was spurred by Newtonian mechanics; if we know a system and its physical properties size, color, or position at one point in time, then at some point quantumm future we can predict the system based on these physical properties. If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

Then the stage is all set for the great question about the nature of reality. Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its heart. The author describes these things well in the book, but he falls short in certain areas; his current work uses previously published works of Max Jammer 3Jagdish Mehra and Helmut Rechenberg 4 as his few sources of information, but he could have researched a little more by talking to people who were directly associated with Einstein or Bohr.


Oh, and there’s fun stuff in here about the personal kjmar of major figures in Well-written and engaging. I found it absorbing like a novel, really well written and clear in explaining scientifics notions.

You might have thought that Einstein, the most famous scientist quanntum ever lived, was not much in need of rehabilitation.

Then a French prince, Louis de Broglie, setting the stage for quantum mechanics, postulated that if a wave could have the values of a particle, why not the reverse? I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.

For sure it’ll clear up what quantum means when the physics people use it. Yes, by a book on quantum theory. Randy Gardner I found my copy at a library surplus book store.

In John Stewart Bell put forth a theorem to test whether any local hidden variables could be used to explain the behavior manjitt the entangled particles in the EPR thought experiment. This is the history of quantum mechanics from Plank, Eisenstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Pauli, Schrodinger, Bell and others that contributed to quantum mechanisms. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you have little to no familiarity with quantum physics, this might be a tough one for you.

Sep 29, Roger rated it it was amazing.