Quantum

Quantum
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Author: Manjit Kumar
Pages: 455
ISBN: 9781848311039
Release: 2008-10-02
Editor: Icon Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason ... Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this magisterial book, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its core. Quantum theory looks at the very building blocks of our world, the particles and processes without which it could not exist. Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century. Quantum theory is weird. In 1905, Albert Einstein suggested that light was a particle, not a wave, defying a century of experiments. Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Erwin Schrodinger's famous dead-and-alive cat are similarly strange. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. While "Quantum" sets the science in the context of the great upheavals of the modern age, Kumar's centrepiece is the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. 'Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into believing that the problem had been solved', lamented the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann. But in "Quantum", Kumar brings Einstein back to the centre of the quantum debate. "Quantum" is the essential read for anyone fascinated by this complex and thrilling story and by the band of brilliant men at its heart.

Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory
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Author: David Bohm
Pages: 646
ISBN: 9780486659695
Release: 1989-05
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.

Quantum

Quantum
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Author: Patricia Cornwell
Pages: 607
ISBN: 1432881779
Release: 2020-09-30
Editor: Large Print Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase--a NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator-- detects a problem in the tunnels below a NASA research center. She discovers dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide. This series of disturbing clues point to Calli's twin sister Carme, who's been missing for days. Desperate to avoid disaster and clear her sister's name, Captain Chase races to find answers to her twin's erratic conduct. But time is running out, and she realizes that failure means catastrophe--for both the space program but for the safety of the entire nation"--Back cover.

Quantum Field Theory

Quantum Field Theory
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Author: Claude Itzykson,Jean-Bernard Zuber
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780486134697
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This comprehensive text begins with the standard quantization of electrodynamics and perturbative renormalization, advancing to functional methods, relativistic bound states, broken symmetries, nonabelian gauge fields, and asymptotic behavior. 1980 edition.

Quantum Aspects of Life

Quantum Aspects of Life
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Author: Derek Abbott,P. C. W. Davies,Arun K. Pati
Pages: 442
ISBN: 9781848162679
Release: 2008
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A quantum origin of life? -- Quantum mechanics and emergence -- Quantum coherence and the search for the first replicator -- Ultrafast quantum dynamics in photosynthesis -- Modelling quantum decoherence in biomolecules -- Molecular evolution -- Memory depends on the cytoskeleton, but is it quantum? -- Quantum metabolism and allometric scaling relations in biology -- Spectroscopy of the genetic code -- Towards understanding the origin of genetic languages -- Can arbitrary quantum systems undergo self-replication? -- A semi-quantum version of the game of life -- Evolutionary stability in quantum games -- Quantum transmemetic intelligence -- Dreams versus reality : plenary debate session on quantum computing -- Plenary debate: quantum effects in biology : trivial or not? -- Nontrivial quantum effects in biology : a skeptical physicists' view -- That's life! : the geometry of p electron clouds.

Quantum Information

Quantum Information
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Author: Masahito Hayashi
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9783540302650
Release: 2006-04-20
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This graduate-level textbook provides a unified viewpoint of quantum information theory that merges key topics from both the information-theoretic and quantum- mechanical viewpoints. The text provides a unified viewpoint of quantum information theory and lucid explanations of those basic results, so that the reader fundamentally grasps advances and challenges. This unified approach makes accessible such advanced topics in quantum communication as quantum teleportation, superdense coding, quantum state transmission (quantum error-correction), and quantum encryption.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
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Author: Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang
Pages: 702
ISBN: 1107002176
Release: 2010-12-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.

Quantum Gravity

Quantum Gravity
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Author: Claus Kiefer
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780199585205
Release: 2012-04-05
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum theory and Einstein's theory of relativity are at the centre of modern theoretical physics, yet, the consistent unification of both theories is still elusive. This book offers an up-to-date introduction into the attempts to construct a unified theory of "quantum gravity".

Quantum Gravity

Quantum Gravity
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Author: Carlo Rovelli
Pages: 455
ISBN: 0521837332
Release: 2004-11-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum gravity is one of the major "open" problems in theoretical physics, and the loop and spinfoam approach in this book is a major research area in the field. Emphasizing conceptual and foundational issues raised by quantum gravity, especially on the nature of space and time, the text is intended for researchers working in quantum gravity and graduate students.

Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur
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Author: Tom Lancaster,Stephen J. Blundell,Stephen Blundell
Pages: 485
ISBN: 9780199699322
Release: 2014-04
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum field theory provides the theoretical backbone to most modern physics. This book is designed to bring quantum field theory to a wider audience of physicists. It is packed with worked examples, witty diagrams, and applications intended to introduce a new audience to this revolutionary theory.

The New Quantum Universe

The New Quantum Universe
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Author: Anthony J. G. Hey,Tony Hey,Patrick Walters
Pages: 357
ISBN: 0521564573
Release: 2003-10-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to quantum physics for the general reader.

Quantum Field Theory

Quantum Field Theory
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Author: Kerson Huang
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9783527408467
Release: 2010-04-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new, updated and enhanced edition of the classic work, which was welcomed for its general approach and self-sustaining organization of the chapters. Written by a highly respected textbook writer and researcher, this book has a more general scope and adopts a more practical approach than other books. It includes applications of condensed matter physics, first developing traditional concepts, including Feynman graphs, before moving on to such key topics as functional integrals, statistical mechanics and Wilson's renormalization group. The author takes care to explain the connection between the latter and conventional perturbative renormalization. Due to the rapid advance and increase in importance of low dimensional systems, this second edition fills a gap in the market with its added discussions of low dimensional systems, including one-dimensional conductors. All the chapters have been revised, while more clarifying explanations and problems have been added. A FREE SOLUTIONS MANUAL is available for lecturers from www.wiley-vch.de/textbooks.

Quantum Computing Explained

Quantum Computing Explained
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Author: David McMahon
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780470096994
Release: 2007-12-04
Editor: Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A self-contained treatment of the fundamentals of quantum computing This clear, practical book takes quantum computing out of the realm of theoretical physics and teaches the fundamentals of the field to students and professionals who have not had training in quantum computing or quantum information theory, including computer scientists, programmers, electrical engineers, mathematicians, physics students, and chemists. The author cuts through the conventions of typical jargon-laden physics books and instead presents the material through his unique "how-to" approach and friendly, conversational style. Readers will learn how to carry out calculations with explicit details and will gain a fundamental grasp of: * Quantum mechanics * Quantum computation * Teleportation * Quantum cryptography * Entanglement * Quantum algorithms * Error correction A number of worked examples are included so readers can see how quantum computing is done with their own eyes, while answers to similar end-of-chapter problems are provided for readers to check their own work as they learn to master the information. Ideal for professionals and graduate-level students alike, Quantum Computing Explained delivers the fundamentals of quantum computing readers need to be able to understand current research papers and go on to study more advanced quantum texts.

Quantum Chemistry

Quantum Chemistry
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Author: Donald A. McQuarrie
Pages: 690
ISBN: 1891389505
Release: 2008
Editor: University Science Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The biggest change in the years since the first edition is the proliferation of computational chemistry programs that calculate molecular properties. McQuarrie presents step-by-step SCF calculations of a helium atom and a hydrogen molecule, in addition to including the Hartree-Fock method and post-Hartree-Fock methods.

Meeting the Universe Halfway

Meeting the Universe Halfway
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Author: Karen Barad
Pages: 524
ISBN: 9780822339175
Release: 2007-07-11
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, Karen Barad elaborates her theory of agential realism, a schema that is at once a new epistemology, ontology, and ethics.

Decoding Reality

Decoding Reality
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Author: Vlatko Vedral
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780198815433
Release: 2018-02-08
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For a physicist, all the world is information. The Universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information. We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the Universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information. He explains the nature of information, the idea of entropy, and the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics. He describes the bizarre effects of quantum behaviour -- effects such as 'entanglement', which Einstein called 'spooky action at a distance', and explores cutting edge work on harnessing quantum effects in hyperfast quantum computers, and how recent evidence suggests that the weirdness of the quantum world, once thought limited to the tiniest scales, may reach into the macro world. Vedral finishes by considering the answer to the ultimate question: where did all of the information in the Universe come from? The answers he considers are exhilarating, drawing upon the work of distinguished physicist John Wheeler. The ideas challenge our concept of the nature of particles, of time, of determinism, and of reality itself. This edition includes a new foreword from the author, reflecting on changes in the world of quantum information since first publication. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Cosmic Code

The Cosmic Code
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Author: Heinz R. Pagels
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780486485065
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

" This is one of the most important books on quantum mechanics ever written for lay readers, in which an eminent physicist and successful science writer, Heinz Pagels, discusses and explains the core concepts of physics without resorting to complicated mathematics. "Can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it!" -- New York Times Book Review. 1982 edition"--

Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics

Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics
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Author: Leonard Mandel,Emil Wolf
Pages: 1166
ISBN: 0521417112
Release: 1995-09-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The advent of lasers in the 1960s led to the development of many new fields in optical physics. This book is a systematic treatment of one of these fields--the broad area that deals with the coherence and fluctuation of light. The authors begin with a review of probability theory and random processes, and follow this with a thorough discussion of optical coherence theory within the framework of classical optics. They next treat the theory of photoelectric detection of light and photoelectric correlation. They then discuss in some detail quantum systems and effects. The book closes with two chapters devoted to laser theory and one on the quantum theory of nonlinear optics. The sound introduction to coherence theory and the quantum nature of light and the chapter-end exercises will appeal to graduate students and newcomers to the field. Researchers will find much of interest in the new results on coherence-induced spectral line shifts, nonclassical states of light, higher-order squeezing, and quantum effects of down-conversion. Written by two of the world's most highly regarded optical physicists, this book is required reading of all physicists and engineers working in optics.

Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics

Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics
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Author: Karl Raimund Popper
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9780415091121
Release: 1992
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics is one of the three volumes of Karl Popper's Postscript to the Logic of scientific Discovery. The Postscript is the culmination of Popper's work in the philosophy of physics and a new famous attack on subjectivist approaches to philosophy of science. Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics is the third volume of the Postscript. It may be read independently, but it also forms part of Popper's interconnected argument in the Postscript. It presents Popper's classic statement on quantum physics and offers important insights into his thinking on problems of method within science and physics as a whole.

The Quantum and the Lotus

The Quantum and the Lotus
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Author: Matthieu Ricard,Xuan Thuan Trinh
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781400080793
Release: 2001
Editor: Broadway Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In an incisive dialog, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist and a leading astrophysicist raised as a Buddhist explore the interconnections that exist between the traditional teachings of Buddhism and the theories of modern-day science as they share new thoughts on the relationship between science and religion. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.