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Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality / Manjit Kumar.

Author/Creator:
Kumar, Manjit.
Publication:
New York : W.W. Norton, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 448 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.. ports. ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st American ed.
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Subjects:
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Quantum theory -- History -- Popular works.
Physicists -- History.
Summary:
Describes the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science as the author discusses quantum theory -- "an idea that ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century."
Contents:
The quantum. The reluctant revolutionary
The patent slave
The golden Dane
The quantum atom
When Einstein met Bohr
The prince of duality
Boy physics. Spin doctors
The quantum magician
"A late erotic outburst"
Uncertainty in Copenhagen
Titans clash over reality. Solvay 1927
Einstein forgets relativity
Quantum reality
Does God play dice? For whom Bell's theorem tolls
The quantum demon
Timeline
Glossary.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780393078299 (hardcover)
0393078299 (hardcover)
OCLC:
449865722