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1jjwilson61
Mrz. 13, 2017, 4:05pm

Spooky Action at a Distance was an enlightening exploration into the history of non-locality in physics although there are several aspects to it and in many places in the text I was unsure exactly how the phenomenon being explained qualified as non-local. The premise of the book is that space, and likely time as well, are emergent properties of whatever is going on in a level below quantum mechanics and general relativity, but it couldn't in the end come up with more than a quick sketch of what a physics without space or time would look like. Still, I'm glad I read the book to see where the current frontier of physics is at.

2jjwilson61
Apr. 18, 2017, 11:46pm

I finished QED : the strange theory of light and matter and I think I understand the ideas a little better now, although I'd like to read some other non-technical books on quantum physics to get other perspectives. Also the book was written in 1985 and I know there have been more developments since then. I liked that he explained it in a way that made it clear exactly what is being calculated and why but not actually how to do the calculations.

3daschaich
Apr. 21, 2017, 1:26pm

I'll keep the discussion in the more active thread over in the Science! group...