MANJIT KUMAR QUANTUM PDF
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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
He concludes that Einstein’s doubts about the completeness of quantum mechanics are vindicated. Then the stage is all set for the great question about the nature of reality. This feature is known as wave function collapse. But the three quantum numbers denoting angular momentum, shape of orbit and orientation of orbit quantjm allowed for half of the possible energy states.
There are historical fact that I had never heard of, such as the rivalry between Schrodinger and Heisenberg. Significantly, 50 ticked the box labelled ‘none of the above or undecided'”. There is only an abstract quantum mechanical description. Along came Einstein who accepted atoms as discrete matter and sources of discrete energy.
The author describes these things well in the book, but he falls short in certain areas; his current work uses previously published works of Max Jammer 3Jagdish Mehra and Helmut Rechenberg 4 as his few sources of information, but he could have researched a little more by talking to people who were directly associated with Einstein or Bohr.
The author presents a nice proportionate view of different aspects childhood, personal, professional of the life of the scientists without kmar missing a rudimentary explanation of the physical principles each scientist unfolded with their discoveries of new things and how it eventually led to a weird world of quantum.
I’ve heard many anecdotal stories about quantum physics but this a great book that paints the broad strokes as told through the lives of the scientists who invented it. Highly recommended for people passionate about science. For 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existe For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. There is quite a lot of repetition but, from my perspective, I found that helpful in reinforcing many of the points raised.
After overcoming the implied disrespect to Newton, scientists finally accepted light as a wave and held onto that view as tenaciously as they had held onto the particle view before. But the book’s biggest achievement is the roles played by so many other luminaries aLong with their background, interpersonal relationShips, rivalries, along with roles played by chance, the sequencing of events that made the era possible as well as the influence of wars.
There is a fair bit of math and physics along the way, some parts get pretty heavy into it, but mostly th Quantum was an excellent history of the quantum revolution that began in the early 20th century.
Quantum mechanics is the spookiest theoretical framework ever devised by man. Although I study chemistry and I love science, I’ve never been good at physics. Who observed the big bang to collapse the probability wave? Quantum sets the science in the context of the great upheavals of the modern age. However, it doesn’t mean that quantum mechanics cannot be understood whatsoever.
Then a French prince, Louis de Broglie, setting the stage for quantum mechanics, postulated that if a wave could have the values of a particle, why not the reverse?
Perhaps most interestingly, although the author is admirably even-handed, it is difficult not to think of Quantum, by the end, as a resounding rehabilitation of Albert Einstein.
Sep 25, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is a fair bit of math and physics along the way, some parts get pretty heavy into it, but mostly this is a historical biography of Plank, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrodinger, etc. He also provides what I’ve found to be the best and most coherent account of the history of the development of quantum theory that I’ve read, managing, at the same time, to bring alive many of the key physicists and mathematicians involved, and not just Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein who are in the book’s titl There are a lot of popular science books on quantum theory but this one is different in that its aim is to question what’s meant by reality.
The debate between Bohr and Einstein was about how far you can measure before it stops. Bohr would parry and nothing would be resolved. Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its heart. Over 30 years later Bohr was still refining his argument.
Each chapter is dedicated to a scientist starting with Max Plank to Einstein to Bhor to and the final verdicts on quantum mechanics that world now agrees on. The rub was picturing what the wave represented.
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar
I always knew about the greatness of Einstein but with this book, I also came to understand how important of a figure Bohr was to the Quantum world. Einstein in published a paper with help from Princeton assistants known as the EPR paper. The author presents a nice proportionate view of different aspects childhood, personal, professional of the life of the scientists without every missing a rudimentary explanation of the physical principles each scientist unfolded with their discoveries of new things and how it even The book gives a condensed history of the modern physics.
All the while when people believed light was a wave and matter continuous they had to take a leap into believing light co The title itself is enough to carry away someone who is a quantum nerd. For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science.
I have to admit I need to go through this book one more time to completely understand the technical arguments, though they were very few throughout the book. This stated that quantum mechanics could not determine both the position and momentum of a particle, specifically an electron. My only criticism is that I feel the book could have been shorter, perhaps my omitting some of the finer detail when it came to history or by cutting out some of the views expressed by “lesser” scientists.
To ask other readers questions about Quantumplease sign up. God, of course, is one answer. The author discusses the results of crucial experiments such as tests of Bell’s theorem, and other work that may have lead to confusions or mistakes. Ironically, it was Einstein who revived the particle theory of light, arguing that light was emitted in discrete quanta or photons.
I particularly liked the part which mentions rivalry between Schrodinger and Heisenberg. If that is true, how did the universe itself begin? If an electron has a definite position, it simply does not have a definite momentum, and vice-versa.
And reality was not really real until someone took a measurement. History of quantum physics is the best example to understand how scientists work. Such was the confusion into which physicists had plunged. The author deserves commendation for making quantum physics gradually comprehensible, on some level, to a layperson.
Anyone familiar with the science of the quantum will enjoy it and probably even gain some interesting insight into the history of the field. Jan 23, Jafar rated it liked it.