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Whitaker, Andrew 1946-

Works: 12 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 2,594 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC174.12, 530.12
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Whitaker
Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum dilemma by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantum theory, the most successful physical theory of all time, provoked intense debate between the twentieth century's two greatest physicists, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The debate concerned the nature of quantum theory, and the major contradictions and conceptual problems at its heart." "This second edition contains sympathetic accounts of the views of both Bohr and Einstein, and a thorough study of the argument between them. It includes non-technical and non-mathematical accounts of the development of quantum theory and relativity, and also the work of David Bohm and John Bell that restored interest in Einstein's views. It has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments, and the account of ongoing work has been brought up to date. A new chapter is devoted to describing the whole area of quantum information theory, from the work of Richard Feynman and David Deutsch that initiated the study of quantum computation to the theoretical and experimental approach to quantum cryptography." "This book provides an account of the development of quantum theory, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the fundamental questions of physics, its philosophy and its history."--Jacket
The new quantum age : from Bell's theorem to quantum computation and teleportation by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, totally up-to-date and written by an expert in the field, explains the emergence of our new perspective on quantum theory, but also describes how the ideas involved in this re-evaluation led seamlessly to a totally new discipline - quantum information theory. This discipline includes quantum computation, which is able to perform tasks quite out of the range of other computers; the totally secure algorithms of quantum cryptography; and quantum teleportation - as part of science fact rather than science fiction."--Pub. desc
Kelvin : life, labours and legacy by Raymond Flood( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains a collection of chapters, authored by leading experts, which cover the life and wide-ranging scientific contributions made by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)
Einstein's struggles with quantum theory : a reappraisal by Dipankar Home( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of Albert Einstein's thinking in regard to quantum physics. This book presents a mathematical as well as a non-mathematical route through the theories, controversies, and investigations, making the discourse both readable and understandable to those interested in Einstein and quantum theory
James Clerk Maxwell : perspectives on his life and work by Raymond Flood( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had a relatively brief, but remarkable life, lived in his beloved rural home of Glenlair, and variously in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. His scholarship also ranged wide--covering all the major aspects of Victorian natural philosophy. He is regarded as one of the most important mathematical physicists of all time, coming only after Newton and Einstein. In scientific terms his immortality is enshrined in electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations, but as this book shows, there was much more to Maxwell than electromagnetism, both in terms of his science and his wider life. Maxwell's life and contributions to science are so rich that they demand the expertise of a range of academics--physicists, mathematicians, and historians of science and literature--to do him justice."--Jacket
Physicists of Ireland : passion and precision by Mark McCartney( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of essays on leading figures from the history of physics in Ireland. It includes physicists born outside Ireland who carried out significant work in Ireland, and also those whose work was carried out mainly outside Ireland provided they had strong Irish roots. The book is well illustrated with diagrams and photos of historical interest and rounded off with useful suggestions for further reading. Taken as a whole Physicists of Ireland demonstrates the strength of the tradition in Ireland. It might also come as a surprise to many that several leading 'English' physicists are actually from Ireland."
John Stewart Bell and twentieth century physics : vision and integrity by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work gives a non-mathematical account of Bell's upbringing in Belfast and his education. It describes his major contributions to quantum theory, but also his important work in the physics of accelerators, and nuclear and elementary particle physics
Ensemble interpretations of quantum mechanics : a modern perspective by Dipankar Home( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and experiment in the foundations of quantum theory by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelvin and Ireland : 7 December 2007, Queen's University, Belfast( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chained exploits : advanced hacking attacks from start to finish by Andrew Whitaker( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete guide to today's hard-to-defend chained attacks: performing them and preventing them. Nowadays, it's rare for malicious hackers to rely on just one exploit or tool; instead, they use "chained" exploits that integrate multiple forms of attack to achieve their goals. Chained exploits are far more complex and far more difficult to defend. Few security or hacking books cover them well and most don't cover them at all. Now there's a book that brings together start-to-finish information about today's most widespread chained exploits--both how to perform them and how to prevent them. Chained Exploits demonstrates this advanced hacking attack technique through detailed examples that reflect real-world attack strategies, use today's most common attack tools, and focus on actual high-value targets, including credit card and healthcare data. Relentlessly thorough and realistic, this book covers the full spectrum of attack avenues, from wireless networks to physical access and social engineering."--Back cover
Niels Bohr : Vorreiter der Quantenforschung (1885 - 1962) by Andrew Whitaker( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum dilemma
Alternative Names
Whitaker, M. A. B.

Whitaker, M. A. B. 1946-

Whitaker, Martin Andrew Bancroft.

Whitaker, Martin Andrew Bancroft 1946-

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English (99)

German (1)

Kelvin : life, labours and legacyEinstein's struggles with quantum theory : a reappraisalPhysicists of Ireland : passion and precisionChained exploits : advanced hacking attacks from start to finish