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The Ghost in the Atom

The Ghost in the Atom
A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics

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Alain Aspect, John Bell, John Wheeler, Rudolf Peierls, David Deutsch, John Taylor, David Bohm, Basil Hiley
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  • Date Published: July 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521457286

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  • Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. In this book Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing the theory, with radically different views of its significance.

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    "Paul Davies' one of the clearest short expositions of quantum theory I have ever read." The Good Book Guide

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    • Date Published: July 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521457286
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The strange world of the quantum
    2. Alain Aspect
    3. John Bell
    4. John Wheeler
    5. Rudolf Peierls
    6. David Deutsch
    7. John Taylor
    8. David Bohm
    9. Basil Hiley
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  • Editors

    P. C. W. Davies, University of Adelaide

    Julian R. Brown, BBC Science Unit


    Alain Aspect, John Bell, John Wheeler, Rudolf Peierls, David Deutsch, John Taylor, David Bohm, Basil Hiley

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