Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

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Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350064874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world? In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. Multi-award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens brings his hit Broadway play to London for the first time. Brimming with blazing theatrical life it explores the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. Having received its world premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club, New York in 2015 Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle makes its UK premiere in the West End in a thrilling production starring Kenneth Cranham and Anne Marie Duff, directed by Marianne Elliot.

The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory

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Author: Werner Heisenberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318419

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Nobel Laureate discusses quantum theory, uncertainty, wave mechanics, work of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Einstein, others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." — Nature.

Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658773

Category:

Page: 160

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The story of modern drama is a tale of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and contrarianism. Spanning 1880 to the present, Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr shows how truly international a phenomenon modern drama has become, and how vibrant and diverse in both text and performance. This Very Short Introduction explores the major developments of modern drama, covering two decades per chapter, from early modernist theatre through post-war developments to more recent and contemporary theatre. Shepherd-Barr tracks the emergence of new theories from the likes of Brecht and Beckett alongside groundbreaking productions to illuminate the fascinating evolution of modern drama. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Fields of Play

Constructing an Academic Life

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Author: Laurel Richardson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813523798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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How do the specific circumstances in which we write affect what we write? How does what we write affect who we become? How can we maintain professsional and personal integrity in today's university? In a series of traditional and experimental writings, a culmination of ten years of works-in-progress, Laurel Richardson records an intellectual journey, displacing boundaries and creating new ways of reading and writing. Applying the sociological imagination to the writing process, she connects her life to her work. Deeply engaging, movingly written with grace, elegance, and clarity, the book stimulates readers to situate their own writing in personal, social, and political contexts.

Physics and Philosophy

The Revolution in Modern Science

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Author: Werner Heisenberg

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141182155

Category: Physics

Page: 176

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Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies.

Modern drama

from Ibsen to Fugard

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Author: Terry Hodgson

Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Joyce's Uncertainty Principle

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Author: Phillip F. Herring

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400859034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Phillip Herring distinguishes the solvable problems from the truly insolvable mysteries in Joyce studies. His unusual and often witty book contains enough background material to appeal to a beginning reader of Joyce, yet it will be of the utmost importance to the specialist. He argues that Joyce formulated an uncertainty principle as early as the first Dubliners story and that he continued to engineer impossible-to-resolve mysteries" through his creation of literature's most radical experiment, Einnegans Wake. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Number 38

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Author: B. E. Conway

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306487033

Category: Science

Page: 543

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Topics in Number 38 include: -Solid State Electrochemistry encompassing modern equilibria concepts, thermodymanics and kinetics of charge carriers in solids. -Electron transfer processes, with special sections devoted to hydration of the proton and its heterogeneous transfer. -Electrosorption at electrodes and its relevance to electrocatalysis and electrodeposition of metals. -The behavior of Pt and other alloy electrocatalyst crystallites used as the electrode materials for phosphoric acid electrolyte fuel-cells. -Applications of reflexology and electron microscopy to the materials science aspect of metal electrodes. -Electroplating of metal matrix composites by codeposition of suspended particles, a process that has improved physical and electrochemical properties. From reviews of previous volumes: "This long-standing series continues its tradition of offering high quality reviews of established and emerging subject areas, together with the less common aspects of electrochemical science ... Deserves a place in electrochemistry libraries and should prove useful to electrochemists and related workers" -Chemistry and Industry "Continues the valuable service that has been rendered by the Modern Aspects series." -Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry "Will definitely be of much use to researchers in the field of electrochemistry ... The editors of this well-produced volume deserve all appreciation for maintaining the excellent standard of the series." -Bulletin of Electrochemistry "Extremely well-referenced and very readable ... Maintains the overall high standards of the series." -Journal of the American Chemical Society

Causality and Modern Science

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Author: Mario Bunge

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412812151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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The causal problem has become topical once again. While we are no longer causalists or believers in the universal truth of the causal principle we continue to think of causes and effects, as well as of causal and noncausal relations among them. Instead of becoming indeterminists we have enlarged determinism to include noncausal categories. And we are still in the process of characterizing our basic concepts and principles concerning causes and effects with the help of exact tools. This is because we want to explain, not just describe, the ways of things. The causal principle is not the only means of understanding the world but it is one of them. The demand for a fourth edition of this distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important and popular area of philosophic enquiry. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the ontological problem of causality, with specific emphasis on the place of the causal principle in modern science. Mario Bunge first defines the terminology employed and describes various formulations of the causal principle. He then examines the two primary critiques of causality, the empiricist and the romantic, as a prelude to the detailed explanation of the actual assertions of causal determinism. Bunge analyzes the function of the causal principle in science, touching on such subjects as scientific law, scientific explanation, and scientific prediction. In so doing, he offers an education to layman and specialist alike on the history of a concept and its opponents. Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation said of an earlier edition of this work: "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field."

Contemporary Drama in English

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Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Englischsprachige Theater und Drama der Gegenwart. Conference,Christoph Henke,Martin Middeke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884769362

Category: English drama

Page: 379

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