Название: Beyond Weird Автор: Philip Ball Издательство: Random House Год: 2018 Формат: EPUB Размер: 19 Мб Язык: английский / English
Richard Feynman wrote this in 1965 the year he was awarded the Nobel prize in physics for his work on quantum mechanics. Quantum physics is regarded as one of the most obscure and impenetrable subjects in all of science. But when Feynman said he didnt understand quantum mechanics, he didnt mean that he couldnt do it he meant thats all he could do. He didnt understand what the maths was saying: what quantum mechanics tells us about reality.
Over the past decade or so, the enigma of quantum mechanics has come into sharper focus. We now realise that quantum mechanics is less about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than a theory about information: about what can be known and how. This is more disturbing than our bad habit of describing the quantum world as things behaving weirdly suggests. It calls into question the meanings and limits of space and time, cause and effect, and knowledge itself. The quantum world isnt a different world: it is our world, and if anything deserves to be called weird, its us. This exhilarating book is about what quantum maths really means and what it doesnt mean.