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By Jeremy Bernstein

This booklet of essays in 4 components, was once written over a decade and whole of surprises for the breadth and diversity of its subject material. the 1st half is ready the rules of the quantum thought which displays the author's many conversations with the past due John Bell who persuaded him that there's nonetheless no passable interpretation of the idea. the second one half bargains with nuclear guns. one of many essays matters the construction of the trendy gasoline centrifuge which was once performed via German prisoners of conflict within the Soviet Union. The proliferation of those centrifuges was once one of many concerns within the unfold of nuclear guns. The 3rd part offers with monetary engineering with a profile of Louis Bachelier, the French mathematician who created it initially of the twentieth century. the ultimate part offers with the Higgs boson and the way it's used for producing mass. It features a particular article of the way this mechanism works.

Contents:

  • Quantum Theory:
    • A refrain of Bells
    • A Quantum Past
    • A Double Slit
    • Dirac, a few Strangeness within the Proportion
    • Another Dirac
    • More approximately Bohm's Quantum
    • Max Born and the Quantum Theory
    • The Quantum size Problem
  • Nuclear Weapons:
    • Oppenheinmer
    • Unintended Consequences
    • An not likely Collaboration
    • A Nuclear Supermarket
    • Who's Next?
    • A Memorandum that modified the World
  • Mathematics and Finance:
    • Bachelier
    • A Primer of items you must recognize to stick to the monetary News
  • The Higgs Boson:
    • A query of Mass
    • An top Bound
    • A Higgs Memorandum

Readership: The reader with an curiosity in quantum mechanics, and biographies of John Bell, Paul Dirac in addition to Louis Batchelier, who created the sector of monetary engineering.

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