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Whitaker, Andrew 1946-

Works: 13 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 2,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Whitaker
Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum dilemma by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 816 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 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While quantum theory has been used to study the physical universe with great profit, both intellectual and financial, ever since its discovery eighty-five years ago, over the last fifty years we have found out more and more about the theory itself, and what it tells us about the universe. It seems we may have to accept non-locality - cause and effect may be light-years apart; loss of realism - nature may be fundamentally probabilistic; and non-determinism - it seems that God does play dice!
Kelvin : life, labours and legacy by Raymond Flood( Book )

14 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)
James Clerk Maxwell : perspectives on his life and work by Raymond Flood( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 178 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
Einstein's struggles with quantum theory : a reappraisal by Dipankar Home( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 169 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
John Stewart Bell and twentieth-century physics : vision and integrity by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 121 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
Physicists of Ireland : passion and precision by Mark McCartney( Book )

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

"The book will be of interest to historians of science, practising physicists, students and teachers of physics at both senior secondary school and university."--Cover
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

Understanding information : from the big bang to big data( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The motivation of this edited book is to generate an understanding about information, related concepts and the roles they play in the modern, technology permeated world. In order to achieve our goal, we observe how information is understood in domains, such as cosmology, physics, biology, neuroscience, computer science, artificial intelligence, the Internet, big data, information society, or philosophy. Together, these observations form an integrated view so that readers can better understand this exciting building-block of modern-day society. On the surface, information is a relatively straightforward and intuitive concept. Underneath, however, information is a relatively versatile and mysterious entity. For instance, the way a physicist looks at information is not necessarily the same way as that of a biologist, a neuroscientist, a computer scientist, or a philosopher. Actually, when it comes to information, it is common that each field has its domain specific views, motivations, interpretations, definitions, methods, technologies, and challenges. With contributions by authors from a wide range of backgrounds, Understanding Information: From the Big Bang to Big Data will appeal to readers interested in the impact of ‘information’ on modern- day life from a variety of perspectives
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 4 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 (109)

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