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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.

Science & Nature
August 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

slcjenn ,

In Search of Schroeder's Cat

The last chapter says it all... what the book is about. I read and understood most of it but I think much can be said about matter, black holes, black matter and black energy. I am not a proponent of math but perhaps a more interesting concept might be expressed in another language not so tied to mathematical concepts. Perhaps Hebrew.

Our language makes our observations too mathematic and not as clear. I agree and disagree with John Gribbin. I just think we have 94.5% of the truth, not all of it.

pablo nm ,

Great book, relatively quick & easy

I have the paperback and read it a couple years ago. Really enjoyed it, and recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in introductory physics. No math here, but lots of nice explanations and some interesting history of how theories developed.

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