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Laplace always said this prediction of the future is only possible in principle, but impossible in practice.
Again, for those readers who have picked up almost every book on QM, this is the norm – in fact, most texts on QM are 99% filled with equations.
John Polkinghorne is a very astute writer, and he does a brilliant job of summarizing this inextricably complex subject.
I love these "Short Introduction" books. They give you a brief overview of various interesting subjects. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randolph Eck
This book is everything you could hope for in an introduction this short. It talks about the conventional topics in a popular introduction to quantum mechanics: the photoelectric... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jordan Bell
The books focus more on the scientists than on the science itself.
It is understandable that the author would want to praise his heroes, and nowhere else it could be... Read more
It is appropriate that this brief introduction was written by a unique individual, who has been both a Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University (1968-1979) and an... Read morePublished 4 months ago by H. J. Spencer PhD, renegade-Physicist
The insights of quantum physics are key to many technologies we use today, and yet many people are unaware of the key discoveries made already a century ago now, being familiar... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christopher Culver
I read this book years ago and specifically sought out an electronic version for my book collection. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charles C. Greene