In his newest book, Aczel (Fermat’s Last Theorem) discusses a great mystery in physics: the concept of entanglement in quantum physics. He begins by explainin . Amir D. Aczel, Author. Four Walls Eight Windows $ Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them?. Entanglement by Amir D. Aczel, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them?
Entanglement tells the astounding story of the scientists who set out to complete Einstein’s work. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want entangllement Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again.
Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Entanglement by Amir D. Entanglement by Amir D. Entanglememt tells the astounding story of the. Paperbackpages. Published September 30th by Plume first published September 18th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Entanglementplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 16, Jason Furman rated it liked it Shelves: A decent book on Entanglement. Suffers from my pet peeve in popular science books — which is repeating lots of material acczel have read over and over again.
You would think that someone coming to a book on Entanglement would have read fntanglement few other accounts of quantum mechanics before and doesn’t need to re-read the familiar history starting from the Greeks through Planck and Bohr, Heisenberg and the rest of the early pioneers. Or that someone who wants an introduction to enfanglement mechanics would no A decent book on Entanglement. Or that someone who wants an introduction to quantum mechanics would not want to start with a book that focuses on one aspect.
The second half is interesting, including both theoretical work like Bell’s theorem and the experimental tests of it. You can never really understand this material without going through the actual physics and even then you can’t actually understand itbut the shortness of the explication made one suffer a little more than normal in a book of this sort.
Plus there was a lot amid on applications of entanglement, like encryption, than I entanglemet have liked. Feb 12, Willa Grant rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The ideas presented are mind expanding. Entanglemenr 15, Tony rated it it was ok Shelves: My impression is that Mr. Aczel bit off more than he could chew in this work.
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. There are about twenty-five or so physicists mentioned in this book, to whom he devotes space to tell of their birth and achievements. He tried to skew the examination of their achievements to the advancements in entanglement theory — though not always ehtanglement.
Entanglement is the phenomenon in which two entities are inexorably linked no matter how far away from each other they may be.
This says that any action on some part of a particle will have a corresponding effect on another part of that particle instantaneously, no matter the distance separating the two. 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 acael distance warrants such an action.
It is obvious that this cannot be explained in any meaningful way to those of us who are used to thinking in terms of large particles — those bigger than any covered by quantum theory. You can tell that the author becomes muddled in his thinking as he searches for other explanations based on the results of the latest research into the topic.
The end result is that the book becomes confusing and, in many cases, misleading. Oct 01, Stan Paulsen rated it really liked it Shelves: I think more than a few entangled photons whooooshed right over my head while entanglemebt this book. Still I was spellbound with what I did understand. I loved learning about all the physicists that contributed to quantum theory and the experiments eentanglement designed and performed.
I had some trouble following some of those experiments, however, but the ones I did understand were absolutely fascinating. Einstein was right, this stuff is spooky, but how very interesting!
If it weren’t for all of the rigoro I think more than a few entangled photons whooooshed right over my head while reading this book.
Review and comments page: Entanglement, by Amir D. Aczel
If it weren’t for all of the entanglemeht 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.
The reality is more bizarre entangldment what even the best mad scientists can come up with. A great book on a very bizarre fact of quantum physics. Beware, you need a strong mind for science and logic, otherwise this book will smash your brain.
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This book, for the first half, has a lot of history about the theory. Le spiegazioni sono di buon livello, molto chiare ma anche estremamente semplici. Delle applicazioni, sempre volutamente, si parla di sfuggita nelle ultime pagine del libro, giusto per dare un qualche spunto per ulteriori letture: Se il lettore ha una certa conoscenza, anche piuttosto limitata, della teoria quantistica, potrebbe iniziare a leggere dal cap.
Le cose cominciano a migliorare a partire dalla descrizione del fondamentale contributo di John S. Sembra tuttavia che questa parte non sia stata sottoposta ad un adeguato lavoro di editing: Aczel non esita a sottolineare un aspetto epistemologico molto importante: Del resto, come ha detto giustamente Feynman, nessuno ha mai veramente capito la meccanica quantistica.
Interessante la collezione di foto purtroppo quasi tutte in bianco e neromentre i numerosi diagrammi che rappresentano i vari esperimenti sono forse troppo naive per risultare davvero utili. Consigliato a chi vuole intrecciare il proprio destino a quello altrui. Sconsigliato ai seguaci del solipsismo. Aug 19, Ergun Coruh rated it it was ok. I first came across the bizarre quantum phenomenon known as “Entanglement” while reading a book called The Large, the Small and the Human Mind by Roger Penrose, then I lost it at some point.
Aczel describes Quantum Entanglement as follows: Spatial I first came across the bizarre quantum phenomenon known as “Entanglement” while reading a book called The Large, the Small and the Human Mind by Roger Penrose, then I lost it at some point.
Entanglement : The Greatest Mystery in Physics
Spatial separation as we know it seems to evaporate with respect to such system. Two particles that can be miles, or light years, apart may behave in a concerted way: However scientific flow was frequently disrupted by lengthy life stories of Physicists. Thereby the focus was lost and reading ebtanglement excruciatingly hard -one wonders could this be more of a science history book rather than a book about Entanglement.
Also some of experiments weren’t explained well despite pictures. Mar 13, Bennett Coles rated it it was ok. Promising a discussion on one of the most fascinating topics in modern physics, this book disappoints. It takes the reader through the usual “history of modern 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. Only in the last few pages does this book actually talk about the aczfl that entanglement has been proven as reality, and virtually no space entanylement given to discussing what it entangkement Promising a discussion on one of the most fascinating topics in modern physics, this book disappoints.
Only in the last few pages does this book actually talk about the fact that entanglement has been proven as reality, and virtually no space is given to discussing what it ehtanglement actually mean.
Maybe I was just looking for something else, but this book unfortunately comes up very light on substance. Jul 25, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: I have read more interesting ammir thorough explanations of entanglement, but this serves as a decent introduction to the phenomenon. Aczel never, ever should have described the physicists in question as being “entangled” with each other – way too cheesy and the meaning of the quantum phenomenon gets undermined. Any decent editor would have prevented such a thing.
Also, entqnglement seems to me to be common knowledge that Grete Hermann called Neumann out for false assumptions before anyone else had the guts I have read more interesting and thorough explanations of entanglement, but this serves as a decent introduction to the phenomenon. Also, it seems to me to be common knowledge that Grete Hermann called Neumann out for false assumptions before anyone else had the guts, or cleverness, to, and yet, she gets no mention in this book.
That is a huge, unforgivable oversight. Feb 28, Stephen Hackney rated it it was amazing. I understood little of the subject matter, i.
I am a lay person, not at all versed in the fields of science or mathematics, yet I shall be reading additional works by Amir Aczel.
Dec 18, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: A nice layman’s guide following the study of entanglement. A book by a mathematician who enatnglement retired to writing popular books about mathematics and science.
I got it out of the Seattle Public Library. A good popular introduction to the strange science of entanglement. Seek more and you will be even more puzzled. Aczel, a scientist himself, wczel the speculation grounded in math and science. Feb 11, Kamarul Mansur aaczel it really liked it Shelves: Author starts his book with biographies of huge names of physicists, pioneers with their experiments and new discoveries in the world of physics.
These are who has contributed to the search for particle entanglement. The author managed to explain what entanglement is from different view.