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The Resource Einstein's unfinished revolution : the search for what lies beyond the quantum, Lee Smolin ; illustrations by Kaca Bradonjic

Einstein's unfinished revolution : the search for what lies beyond the quantum, Lee Smolin ; illustrations by Kaca Bradonjic

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Einstein's unfinished revolution : the search for what lies beyond the quantum
Title
Einstein's unfinished revolution
Title remainder
the search for what lies beyond the quantum
Statement of responsibility
Lee Smolin ; illustrations by Kaca Bradonjic
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Language
eng
Summary
Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials. But for a century it has also been the problem child of science: it has been plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy. Whether it's Schrödinger's cat--a creature that is simultaneously dead and alive--or a belief that the world does not exist independently of our observations of it, quantum theory challenges our fundamental assumptions about reality. In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin provocatively argues that the problems which have bedeviled quantum physics since its inception are unsolved and unsolvable, for the simple reason that the theory is incomplete. There is more to quantum physics, waiting to be discovered. Our task--if we are to have simple answers to our simple questions about the universe we live in--must be to go beyond quantum mechanics to a description of the world on an atomic scale that makes sense. In this vibrant and accessible book, Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents. Along the way, he illuminates the existing theories that might solve these problems, guiding us towards a vision of the quantum that embraces common sense realism. If we are to have any hope of completing the revolution that Einstein began nearly a century ago, we must go beyond quantum mechanics to find a theory that will give us a complete description of nature. In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, Lee Smolin brings us a step closer to resolving one of the greatest scientific controversies of our age
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DLC
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1955-
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Smolin, Lee
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.13
LC item number
.S6545 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bradonjic, Kaca
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  • Quantum theory
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
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Einstein's unfinished revolution : the search for what lies beyond the quantum, Lee Smolin ; illustrations by Kaca Bradonjic
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 322 pages
Isbn
9781594206191
Lccn
2018045679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045388646
  • (OCoLC)on1045388646
  • 3506028
  • 3570299
Label
Einstein's unfinished revolution : the search for what lies beyond the quantum, Lee Smolin ; illustrations by Kaca Bradonjic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 322 pages
Isbn
9781594206191
Lccn
2018045679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045388646
  • (OCoLC)on1045388646
  • 3506028
  • 3570299

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