Uncertainty Einstein Heisenberg Bohr and the Struggle for the Soul of Science pdf
Uncertainty Einstein Heisenberg Bohr and the Struggle for the Soul of Science pdf : Pages 271
By David Lindley
Publisher: Doubleday, Year: 2007
Werner Heisenberg’s “uncertainty principle” challenged centuries of scientific understanding, placed him in direct opposition to Albert Einstein, and put Niels Bohr in the middle of one of the most heated debates in scientific history. Heisenberg’s theorem stated that there were physical limits to what we could know about sub-atomic particles; this “uncertainty” would have shocking implications. In a riveting account, David Lindley captures this critical episode and explains one of the most important scientific discoveries in history, which has since transcended the boundaries of science and influenced everything from literary theory to television.
find an apt word to capture the sense of it. Most of the time he used a German word readily translated as “inexactness.” In a couple of places, with a slightly different intention, he tried “indeterminacy.” But under the irresistible pressure of his mentor and sometime taskmaster Niels Bohr, Heisenberg grudgingly added a postscript that brought a new word onto the stage: Uncertainty ( Intro BOOK )