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Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory Jim Baggott

Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory

Jim Baggott

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ISBN : 9780198529279
Hardcover
400 pages
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 About the Book 

Quantum theory is one the most important and successful theories of modern physical science. It has been estimated that its principles form the basis for about 30 per cent of the worlds manufacturing economy. This is all the more remarkable becauseMoreQuantum theory is one the most important and successful theories of modern physical science. It has been estimated that its principles form the basis for about 30 per cent of the worlds manufacturing economy. This is all the more remarkable because quantum theory is a theory that nobody understands. The meaning of Quantum Theory introduces science students to the theorys fundamental conceptual and philosophical problems, and the basis of its non-understandability. It does this with the barest minimum of jargon and very little mathematics in the main text. Readers wishing to delve more deeply into the theorys mathematical subtleties can do so in an extended series of appendices. The book brings the reader up to date with the results of new experimental tests of quantum weirdness and reviews the latest thinking on alternative interpretations, the frontiers of quantum cosmology, quantum gravity and potential application of this weirdness in computing, cryptography and teleportation.