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Whitaker, Andrew 1946-

Works: 10 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 2,106 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC174.12, 530.12
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Most widely held works by Andrew Whitaker
Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum dilemma by Andrew Whitaker ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 799 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."--BOOK JACKET
Einstein's struggles with quantum theory a reappraisal by Dipankar Home ( )
16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 503 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
Kelvin : life, labours and legacy by Raymond Flood ( Book )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 319 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)
The new quantum age : from Bell's theorem to quantum computation and teleportation by Andrew Whitaker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 312 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!
Physicists of Ireland : passion and precision by Mark McCartney ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 126 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."
James Clerk Maxwell Perspectives on his Life and Work by Raymond Flood ( )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 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 was 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 wi
Ensemble interpretations of quantum mechanics : a modern perspective by Dipankar Home ( Book )
3 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 8 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein-s Struggles with Quantum Theory by Dipankar Home ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.73 (from 0.47 for Einstein-s ... to 0.95 for Theory and ...)
Alternative Names
Whitaker, M. A. B.
Whitaker, Martin Andrew Bancroft.
Whitaker, Martin Andrew Bancroft, 1946-
English (77)