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    • The Quantum Moment

    • How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty
    • By: Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The discovery of the quantum - the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities - planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination. Quantum imagery and language now bombard us like an endless stream of photons. Phrases such as multiverse, quantum leap, alternate universe, the uncertainty principle, and Schrödinger's cat get reinvented continually in cartoons and movies, coffee mugs and T-shirts, and fiction and philosophy.

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    • By MelFC on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47