by Kunal K. Das (Goodreads Author)
Learn how quantum physics affects your daily life and discover practical ways to put that knowledge to good use!
Ever wonder why you always seem to seek the easiest and shortest way to accomplish something? And why is it so satisfying to drive along a road hitting every green light as if by magic? How can you reduce "destructive interference" in your relationships? Why was the global financial crisis caused by "potential gradients" and how can you better manage your finances?
The Quantum Guide to Life applies the laws of physics to explain everything from relationships and human nature to the effects of globalization. It achieves the impossible task of making quantum physics deeply relevant to your life—even if you have no interest in science. With a lively and engaging tone theoretical physicist Kunal Das ponders the underlying truths and patterns in our shared and common life experiences, using insights derived from the fundamental laws of physics. Fans of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics will find much to contemplate here.
In The Quantum Guide to Life readers will find a fresh new perspective on the human experience, and in the process effortlessly absorb some of the most important laws of physics without facing any math or dense logic. What you learn will surprise, entertain, and perhaps even shock you with its simple wisdom—once you’ve learned about the "laziness factor" your life will never be the same again! [close]
by Dana Mackenzie (Goodreads Author)
In this edition, read about how mathematicians predicted the course of the 2009 flu pandemic; how the tsunami of 2011 taught us that there is no such thing as a "worst case" tsunami; and how models developed to forecast earthquakes have been adapted to make crime forecasts.
Also, read about breakthroughs in pure mathematics such as the proof of the Willmore conjecture and the Virtual Haken Conjecture. And finally, find out what is new in the world of Rubik's cubes! [close]
by Devinder Kumar Dhiman (Goodreads Author)
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