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Beyond weird : why everything you thought you knew about quantum physics is different / Philip Ball.

Ball, Philip, 1962- (author.).
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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 530.12 BAL (Text) 78551000538802 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/29/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780226558387 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 377 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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No one can say what quantam mechanics means (and this is a book about it) -- Quantum mechanics is not really about the quantum -- Quantum objects are neither wave nor particle (but sometimes they might as well be) -- Quantum particles aren't in two states at once (but sometimes they might as well be) -- What "happens" depends on what we find out about it -- There are many ways of interpreting quantum theory (and none of them quite make sense) -- Whatever the question, the answer is "yes" (unless it's "no") -- Not everything is knowable at once -- The properties of quantum objects don't have to be contained within the objects -- There is no "spooky action at a distance" -- The everyday world is what quantum becomes at human scales -- Everything you experience is a (partial) copy of what causes it -- Schrödinger's cat has had kittens -- Quantum mechanics can be harnessed for technology -- Quantum computers don't necessarily perform "many calculations at once" -- There is no other "quantum" you -- Things could be even more "quantum" than they are (so why aren't they)? -- The fundamental laws of quantum mechanics might be simpler than we imagine -- Can we ever get to the bottom of it?.
Subject: Quantum theory > Popular works.

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