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By Jeffrey Bub

What if all you had to be aware of to appreciate quantum mechanics was once tips on how to peel a banana? This publication bargains a brand new method of the mysteries of quantum conception that does not use loads of math or complicated speak about cats being alive and lifeless. as an alternative it examines the underlying puzzle of quantum phenomena: the correlated habit of separated platforms. targeting those correlations, defined when it comes to quantum details, has turn into universal in physics journals, yet in
this ebook the dialogue is simplified. rather than utilizing summary 'boxes' with correlations among inputs and outputs, this booklet makes use of a daily item that you simply be aware of good - an easy banana - and asks you to visualize what the area will be like if how a banana tasted relied on the way you peeled it.
Comparing this Bananaworld to our personal global highlights precisely what's (and what is not) strange approximately our quantum universe, and illustrates the unconventional thesis that quantum mechanics is absolutely concerning the constitution of quantum details. What we've chanced on is that the probabilities for representing, manipulating, and speaking info are very various than we thought.

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