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Uncertainty by David Lindley
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Nov 10, 08

bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in November, 2008

Promising, but ultimately disappointing. The book paints detailed portraits of Heisenberg and Bohr, and is written at the right level for anyone who didn't venture beyond high-school physics. However, Lindley failed to convey the supposed controversy tied to the breakthrough of the uncertainty principle itself. The conclusion spiraled into a mish-mash of the principle's appearances in the mainstream consciousness, and its near-irrelevance to modern physicists. I am glad to have finished it so I can tackle one of the many other patiently waiting books on my shelf.
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