Entanglement has ratings and 62 reviews. Jason said: A decent book on Entanglement. Suffers from my pet peeve in popular science books — which is. Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them?. With Entanglement, Aczel covers a pretty tough topic – the bizarre behavior of particles that become inextricably linked together; what Einstein.

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That involves three entangled particles instead of the much more usual two.

I got it out of the Seattle Public Library. That experiment receives a entanglmeent short chapter in Amir’s book. The first half of the book is concerned with background material covering the Thomas Young double slit experiment, the beginnings of quantum mechanics and Einstein’s objection to the standard interpretation of the peculiarities of the double slit experiment performed on individual photons or electrons.

The implication of which fntanglement that there arent hidden variables that make quantum mechanics deterministic, as believed by Einstein.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I was interested in the subject matter but the book as it explains in the intro tries in multiple ways to explain entanglement. This inspired Aczel’s book The Riddle of the Entanglrment. An okay introduction to entanglement, but get lost in the history and experimental setups.

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However, this concept violates the theory of special relativity, since communication between two places cannot occur faster than the speed of light. He married his wife Debra in and has one daughter, Miriam, and one stepdaughter.

When he was ten, Aczel’s father taught his son how to steer a ship and navigate. Aug 16, Jason Furman rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Mar 13, Bennett Coles rated it it was ok. It takes the reader through the usual “history of entangpement physics” in order to set the stage, but then it just becomes a series of biographies of 20th century physicists who happened to work on the question of entanglement.

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The reality is more bizarre than what even the best acczel scientists can come up with. Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them?

Definitely not a book that gets into the math or hard physics but is readable and intuitive given the subject matter. InAczel was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He begins by explaining that “entanglement” occurs when entanglemnet subatomic particles are somehow connected—or “entangled”—with one another, so that when entangglement happens to one particle, the same thing simultaneously happens to the other particle, even if it’s miles away.

Entanglement by Amir D. Aczel

Though the subject matter focuses on entanglement and its implications as a phenomenon, the book covers a broad history of quantum mechanics and the philosophical debates about its meaning. The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider”–which is about the search for the mysterious Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle,” dark matter, dark energy, the mystery of antimatter, Supersymmetry, and hidden dimensions of spacetime.

A neat book, I wish I woul I didn’t truly read this in one day. View Full Version of PW. To bail himself out, he changed the focus of the book such that it became more a history of physics than a treatise on the phenomenon of entanglement.


He was a lecturer in mathematics and history of mathematics.

Amir Aczel

The author, one of my Facebook friendsdied almost one year ago. The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth. Okay, I feel better for that.

The Mystery of the Aleph: On the science side, I do not recall knowing that the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle could be demonstrated not only in sub- nucleon particles like the photon, but even in neutrons and atoms themselves. Amir’s book starts out slowly and covers all the usual history of quantum mechanics, from Planck and Einstein onward. The concept of immediacy presents a problem in that it would appear that such a factor working on the second part of the particle would be travelling at some infinite speed greater than the speed of light if the distance warrants such an action.

English Choose a language for shopping. Albert Einstein’s work suggested it was possible, but it was too bizarre, and too contrary to how we then understood space and time, for him to prove. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Suffers from my pet peeve in popular science books — which is repeating lots of material you have read over and over again. If it weren’t for all of the rigorous data behind “the most successful theory in science” I would have trouble believing entanglement is nothing more than the rantings of a bunch of really smart crackpots. Thinking Like a Mountain. Beware, you need a strong mind for science and logic, otherwise this book will smash your brain.

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