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The quantum labyrinth : how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality, Paul Halpern, PhD

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The quantum labyrinth : how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality
Title
The quantum labyrinth
Title remainder
how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality
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Paul Halpern, PhD
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eng
Summary
  • "In Fall 1939, Richard Feynman, a brash and brilliant recent graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. The prim and proper Wheeler timed their interaction with a watch placed on the table. Feynman caught on, and for the next meeting brought his own cheap watch, set it on the table next to Wheeler's, and also began timing the chat. The two had a hearty laugh and a lifelong friendship was born. At first glance, they would seem an unlikely pair. Feynman was rough on the exterior, spoke in a working class Queens accent, and loved playing bongo drums, picking up hitchhikers, and exploring out-of-the way places. Wheeler was a family man, spoke softly and politely, dressed in suits, and had the manners of a minister. Yet intellectually, their roles were reversed. Wheeler was a raging nonconformist, full of wild ideas about space, time, and the universe. Feynman was very cautious in his research, wanting to prove and confirm everything himself. Yet when Feynman saw merit in one of Wheeler's crazy ideas and found that it matched experimental data, their joint efforts paid off phenomenally"--
  • Fall 1939. Feynman, a recent graduate of MIT, arrived in Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. Feynman was rough and adventurous; Wheeler a family man with the manners of a minister. At first glance an unlikely pair, but a lifelong friendship was born. Intellectually, Wheeler was a raging nonconformist, full of wild ideas about space, time, and the universe; Feynman was cautious in his research, wanting to prove and confirm everything himself. Halpern shows how their collaboration ensured that quantum physics would never be the same again
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1961-
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Halpern, Paul
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530.12
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.12
LC item number
.H347 2017
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Wheeler, John Archibald
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Wheeler, John Archibald
  • Quantum theory
  • Time
  • Space and time
  • Reality
  • Quantum theory
  • Reality
  • Space and time
  • Time
  • SCIENCE / Physics
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The quantum labyrinth : how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality, Paul Halpern, PhD
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"October 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a revolution in time -- Wheeler's watch -- The only particle in the universe -- All the roads not to paradise -- The hidden paths of ghosts -- The island and the mountains : mapping the particle landscape -- Life as an amoeba in the foamy sea of possibilities -- Time's arrow and the mysterious Mr. X -- Minds, machines, and the cosmos -- Conclusion : the way of the labyrinth -- Epilogue : encounters with Wheeler
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ocn968771418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 311 pages
Isbn
9780465097586
Lccn
2017013259
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027569791
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)968771418
  • (Sirsi) a2015904
Label
The quantum labyrinth : how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality, Paul Halpern, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a revolution in time -- Wheeler's watch -- The only particle in the universe -- All the roads not to paradise -- The hidden paths of ghosts -- The island and the mountains : mapping the particle landscape -- Life as an amoeba in the foamy sea of possibilities -- Time's arrow and the mysterious Mr. X -- Minds, machines, and the cosmos -- Conclusion : the way of the labyrinth -- Epilogue : encounters with Wheeler
Control code
ocn968771418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 311 pages
Isbn
9780465097586
Lccn
2017013259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027569791
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968771418
  • (Sirsi) a2015904

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