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# The Bit and the Pendulum: From Quantum Computing to M Theory--The New Physics of Information

Funny, clear, deep, and right on target. [Siegfried] lets us get a handle on ideas that are essential for understanding the evolving world.

-K. C. Cole, author of The Universe and the Teacup

""An eager, ambitious book. A stimulating, accessible introduction to scientific theory.""

-Dallas Morning News

An award-winning journalist surveys the horizon of a new revolution in scien...more

-K. C. Cole, author of The Universe and the Teacup

""An eager, ambitious book. A stimulating, accessible introduction to scientific theory.""

-Dallas Morning News

An award-winning journalist surveys the horizon of a new revolution in scien...more

Paperback, 288 pages

Published
December 1st 2000
by John Wiley & Sons
(first published 2000)

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Some of the chapters can be pretty tough to get throug...more

The book opens with a concession: Siegfried (a writer by trade, not a physicist) says, "OK, let's just assume that these very, very smart men have lots of math to support their theories. This book will be about their ideas, not their justifications for those ideas", and the book is better for it.

Siegfried writes with an engaging, informal style, and explains some of the newest, most interestin...more

Brain/computer interface research continues to expand. Quantum computers still prove elusive, though many breakthroughs have been made. M-theory, the second superstring theory of the universe's structure, is still being studied and questioned.

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