Beyond Measure

Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory

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Author: J. E. Baggott

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198525363

Category: Science

Page: 379

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Quantum theory is one of the most important and successful theories of modern physical science. A fact all the more remarkable because quatum theory is a theory that few understand. Most academic textbooks on the subject are written for specialists, filled with complex jargon and dense mathematics. In contrast there are many popular presentations of the inherent 'weirdness' of the quantum world that are light on jargon and contain no mathematics.Together these presentations serve tocreate the impression that there are two theories - the 'serious, one and the 'wierd' one. Baggott successfully bridges the gulf between these presentations by grounding the discussion of the theory's profound problems directly in its mathematical formalism in a way that under-graduate students and interested individuals can follow.

Matrix oder Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit

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Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499621697

Category:

Page: 351

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Die Suche danach, was wirklich wirklich ist, zieht weit über die Wissenschaft hinaus viele in ihren Bann. Dafür sprechen auch die Erfolge von Filmen wie Matrix, Memento oder Thirteenth Floor. Der renommierte Wissenschaftsautor Jim Baggott spielt das Thema

A Beginner's Guide to Reality

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Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014104232X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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A Beginner's Guide to Reality is an introduction to philosophy for people who don't read philosophy. Jim Baggott's sources range from Aristotle to The Matrix. He examines the major developments in Western philosophical thought on the nature of reality, at each of three levels - social, perceptual and physical. (Do money, colour, or photons exist?) The book systematically investigates these levels, peeling away the assumptions we make about those parts of reality that we take for granted.

Obsession der Gegenwart

Zeit im 20. Jahrhundert

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Author: Alexander C.T. Geppert,Till Kössler

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647364258

Category: History

Page: 287

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Zeit ist eine Obsession der Gegenwart, für deren Vorgeschichte sich die Geschichtswissenschaft erst in jüngster Zeit zu interessieren beginnt. Die neun Beiträge dieses Sonderheftes kombinieren zwei komplementäre Perspektiven zur Historisierung der Zeit des 20. Jahrhunderts: Einmal untersuchen sie anhand historischer Fallstudien aus Deutschland, England, Spanien und Japan das konzeptionelle Nachdenken über Funktion, Rolle und Bedeutung von Zeit in einer Ära neuen Zeitwissens, massiver Zeitbrüche und einander schnell ablösender Zeitregime. Zum anderen analysieren sie Genese und Wandel von Zeitwissen, Zeitpraktiken und Zeitordnungen im Kontext politischer und sozialer Machtbeziehungen. Durchgängig betonen die Beiträge die Pluritemporalität des 20. Jahrhunderts, fragen nach den historischen Entstehungsbedingungen der digital generierten Gleichzeitigkeiten unserer Gegenwart und unterziehen populäre Deutungsmuster wie dasjenige einer weltweiten Standardisierung von Zeit oder ihrer unaufhaltsamen Beschleunigung einer kritischen Überprüfung. Das Sonderheft lotet die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Historisierung von ›Zeit‹ im vergangenen Jahrhundert als grundlegender Kategorie historischen Denkens aus und versteht sich als Baustein einer neuen ›Zeit-Geschichte‹.

Quantum Theory

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Author: Frank Close

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191025429

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A century of extraordinary physics, explained in three fabulously readable books. How did theory, experiment, personalities, politics, and chance combine in the development of Quantum theory, and the discovery of the Higgs Boson - the so-called God Particle?

Higgs

The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle'

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Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199679576

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3633

Explains the science behind the discover of the Higgs particle, also known as the God particle, and its implications for the future of science. 20,000 first printing.

The Quantum Story

A History in 40 Moments

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Author: J. E. Baggott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566844

Category: Science

Page: 469

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Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. Its concepts underpin much of the twenty-first century technology that we now take for granted. But at the same time it has completely undermined our ability to make sense of the world at its most fundamental level. Niels Bohr claimed that anybody who is not shocked by the theory has not understood it. The American physicist Richard Feynman went further: he claimed that nobody understands it. The Quantum Story begins in 1900, tracing a century of game-changing science. Popular science writer Jim Baggott first shows how, over the space of three decades, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others formulated and refined the theory--and opened the floodgates. Indeed, since then, a torrent of ideas has flowed from the world's leading physicists, as they explore and apply the theory's bizarre implications. To take us from the story's beginning to the present day, Baggott organizes his narrative around forty turning-point moments of discovery. Many of these are inextricably bound up with the characters involved--their rivalries and their collaborations, their arguments and, not least, their excitement as they sense that they are redefining what reality means. Through the mix of story and science, we experience their breathtaking leaps of theory and experiment, as they uncover such undreamed of and mind-boggling phenomenon as black holes, multiple universes, quantum entanglement, the Higgs boson, and much more. Brisk, clear, and compelling, The Quantum Story is science writing at its best. A compelling look at the one-hundred-year history of quantum theory, it illuminates the idea as it reveals how generations of physicists have grappled with this monster ever since.

The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949

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Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987697

Category: History

Page: 584

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An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the soviet archives. Jim Baggott weaves these threads into a dramatic narrative that spans ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to the aftermath of 'Joe-1,’ August 1949's first Soviet atomic bomb test. Why did physicists persist in developing the atomic bomb, despite the devastation that it could bring? Why, despite having a clear head start, did Hitler's physicists fail? Could the soviets have developed the bomb without spies like Klaus Fuchs or Donald Maclean? Did the allies really plot to assassinate a key member of the German bomb program? Did the physicists knowingly inspire the arms race? The First War of Physics is a grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius: a tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.

Die Ordnung der Zeit

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Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000751

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".

Atomic

The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-49

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Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319932

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Spanning ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to ‘Joe-1’, the first Soviet atomic bomb test in August 1949, Atomic is the first fully realised popular account of the race between Nazi Germany, Britain, America and the Soviet Union to build atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation and deception, Jim Baggott’s book tells an epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding.

The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

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Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: New Walford's Guide to Referen

ISBN: 9781856044950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 827

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First published in 1959, Walford''s guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW''s new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes. Who is it for This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you''ll welcome publication of this new work - it''s your paper portal to the world of reference resources. Subject coverage mathematics physics & astronomy earth sciences chemistry biological sciences agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine health natural resources & energy engineering information & communication technology. Subject fields include astrophysics & cosmology biodiversity & conservation genetics, genomics & bioinformatics infectious diseases information system security meteorology & climatology microengineering & nanotechnology palaeontology soil science sports & exercise medicine. Editor-in-Chief Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists Catherine Carr, Cranfield University Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester Helen Hathaway, University of Reading Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University Gareth Johnson, University of York Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry Roger Mills, University of Oxford Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London Dr David Newton, The British Library Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham Bob Parry, University of Reading Alison Sutton, University of Reading Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge Dr Barry White, University of Manchester Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 010

The First War of Physics

The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939–1949

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Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145321836X

Category: History

Page: 590

View: 5332

An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind’s most destructive weapon. A grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius, this tale is barely believable as fiction, but just happens to be historical fact.

Quantenrealität

Jenseits der Neuen Physik

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Author: HERBERT

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 303486681X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 342

View: 5171

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Key Concepts in Philosophy

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Author: Paddy McQueen,Hilary McQueen

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

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Key Concepts in Philosophy is an accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

CERN Courier

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Author: European Organization for Nuclear Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nuclear energy

Page: N.A

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Poetry and Public Language

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Author: Antony Lopez,Anthony Caleshu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 295

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Some of the most challenging and rewarding contemporary English-language poets, both avant-garde and traditional, appropriate public language and contest the grounds of political and aesthetic meaning. This book contains essays that sets out a number of different approaches to this compelling and paradoxical field.