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Bohr's "Copenhagen interpretation which became orthodoxy for most of the quantum century, still has the power to shock.
Media reviews 'A super-collider of a book'.But, said Schrödinger, a quantum theorist would be obliged to say that the box contained kumar "the living and ebook the dead cat.Independent 'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason.The truth, as Kumar shows, manjit is very different.Quantum' kumar is an interesting and informative read.' quantum - Physics World.If an electron has a definite position, it simply does not have a definite momentum, and vice-versa.).You might have thought that Einstein, the most famous scientist who ever lived, kumar was not much in need of rehabilitation.Manjit Kumar's book is an exhaustive and brilliant account of decades of emotionally charged discovery and argument, friendship and rivalry ebook spanning two world wars.I could not come to terms with, but this is the biography on an idea and as such read much like a thriller.' - Ham High. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand.
Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself.At the time, Kumar relates, this was "just too radical for physicists to accept".The popular misconception subtitle of his role was in desktop part Einstein's own fault, as he liked to repeat his slogan "God does not play dice" at every opportunity yet, as Kumar demonstrates, his real objection was not to the probabilistic or statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics.That science is a compaq many-splendored, sexy thing is the radiating message that comes out of this fabulous book.For a start, Einstein was himself a pioneer of quantum theory, having suggested in bios 1913 that light was quantised in other words, that it was not smoothly continuous, but could only exist in multiples of very small packets, or quanta.And an electron doesn't have a definite position in space before you choose to measure it: in measuring it, you somehow oblige it to make up its mind as to where.After an hour, what can you say about how the cat is doing without opening the box?The cat in question is locked in a box, together with a crumb of radioactive material, which may or may not decay in the course of an hour.In Quantum kumar he tells the story of the conflict between two of the most powerful intellects of their day: the hugely doctor famous Einstein and the less well-known but just as brilliant Dane, Niels Bohr.' - compaq Financial Times.There is no underlying truth about what light "really". But in "Quantum Kumar brings Einstein back to the centre of the quantum debate.