In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

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Bantam Books, 1984 - Science - 302 pages
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Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world.

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Good introduction to the concepts of quantum physics. - Goodreads
In general, pretty clear in explanations. - Goodreads
So far, it has been a great intro to quantum mechanics. - Goodreads
Excellent introduction into the world of the small. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

This makes for a great introduction to quantum physics, but don't mistake that for meaning it's easily understood. Gribbin doesn't shy away from the uncensored mathematics in this book, so my eyes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

The first 3/4 of the book are fantastic. The last 1/4 a bit flabby feeling. But overall, this is an outstanding introduction to a lot of very crazy because they are true physics ideas. Read full review

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About the author (1984)

John Gribbin, visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is married to Mary Grivvin, also a science writer.

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