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Exploring Quantum Mechanics: A Collection of 700+ Solved by Victor Galitski, Boris Karnakov, Vladimir Kogan, Victor

By Victor Galitski, Boris Karnakov, Vladimir Kogan, Victor Galitski Jr.

A chain of seminal technological revolutions has ended in a brand new iteration of digital units miniaturized to such tiny scales the place the unusual legislation of quantum physics come into play. there is not any doubt that, in contrast to scientists and engineers of the earlier, expertise leaders of the long run must depend upon quantum mechanics of their daily paintings. This makes educating and studying the topic of paramount significance for extra growth. studying quantum physics is a truly non-trivial job and its deep knowing can purely be accomplished via figuring out real-life difficulties and examples. it truly is notoriously tough to come back up with new quantum-mechanical difficulties that might be solvable with a pencil and paper, and inside a finite period of time. This ebook remarkably offers a few seven hundred+ unique difficulties in quantum mechanics including specified recommendations protecting approximately one thousand pages on all facets of quantum technology. the cloth is essentially new to the English-speaking audience.

The difficulties were gathered over approximately 60 years, first by means of the lead writer, the past due Prof. Victor Galitski, Sr. through the years, new difficulties have been additional and the fabric polished by way of Prof. Boris Karnakov. eventually, Prof. Victor Galitski, Jr., has prolonged the cloth with new difficulties quite correct to trendy technological know-how.

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Some scholars, such as Lyman Tower Sargent, differentiate between utopia as a genre and science fiction as a genre, and attempt to put them into an accurate relationship with each other. The convergences are such, however, that scholars very often speak of utopian themes in science fiction and science fiction themes in utopias rather than attempting to define two discrete genres. Science fiction has been described as the primary locus in which utopian and dystopian ideas are played out in contemporary literature.

I have found it useful to think of similarities even between the unlikeliest examples not as insignificant coincidences, but rather as family resemblances that can potentially enter into a fruitful dialogue. Max Weber proposed the ideal type procedure which was developed further and used by, for example, Karl Mannheim and Ruth Levitas (who apply it to utopias), Bryan Wilson and David Chalcraft (who look at the concept of sects and sectarianism by adapting a Weberian ideal type appropriate to their investigations), and other scholars who compare phenomena by relying on a “family resemblance” approach that does not depend on linear chronology and direct influences.

Science fiction has been described as the primary locus in which utopian and dystopian ideas are played out in contemporary literature. Four works generally considered to be science fiction are discussed in conjunction with a biblical textual example in the last chapter: Roadside Picnic28 (1971) by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, His Master’s Voice29 (1968) and Solaris30 (1961) by Stanislaw Lem, and Contact31 (1985) by Carl Sagan. All of these novels discuss whether it is possible for humans to understand the completely Other or the universe, or if all attempts to do so merely demonstrate more clearly one’s own culture of generating knowledge.

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