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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat

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Gribbin repudiated The Jupiter Effect in the July 17, 1980, issue of New Scientist magazine in which he stated that he had been "too clever by half".

Needless to say, talking cats appearing out of nowhere and speaking in riddles was not usual in my daily routine. He also uses thought experiments to help the reader understand the crucial concepts and interpretations of quantum physics, including of course Schrödinger's cat. This book does a great job at stripping this away to give a written account of the incredible insights from the subject. However, I enjoyed this immensely and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a low to no math introduction to quantum mechanics. I literally rushed through the first two-third of the book, all along feeling a genuine regret fornthe fact that had I studied this book before embarking on my quest to become a Chemistry graduate, I could have appreciated the things a lot more, in the process picking up much more than a degree.Without pulling any mathematical punches the author neatly explains lasers, masers, semiconductors, quantum computers, entanglement, and things of not-so-distant or far away future. According to the Copenhagen model, this would mean that the cat is both alive and dead inside the box until the atom is observed.

Secondly this book took me 9 months to finish because at first I tried remembering and understanding every little thing he was sharing.Maybe it was the passage of time and the advancement of science, maybe it was my own further studies in the field, maybe it was own growth and change in preferences, or maybe I just things didn't notice the first time. Finally, Gribbin explores the philosophical implications of the theory, and leaves the reader with loose ends.

The topical range of his prolific writings includes quantum physics, biographies of famous scientists, human evolution, the origins of the universe, climate change and global warming.

If you want an introduction on these matters read the opening two-thirds of either of his books (The Elegant Universe or The Fabric of the Cosmos). By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. En los años en los que era un joven muy curioso pero también muy ignorante de casi todo, la historia y los protagonistas me importaban muy poco (en realidad eran como un estorbo para entender las ideas últimas que quería entender).

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