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Application: Quantum Computing

Application: Quantum Computing  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0010
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Is information physical? Computers process information. Computer scientist and physicist Rolf Landauer was a proponent of the idea that information is an aspect of the physical ... More
Application: Quantum Data Encryption

Application: Quantum Data Encryption  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0003
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Can quantum physics be harnessed to create perfectly secure Internet communication? Yes. In recent decades scientists have learned how to use the quantum nature of light to make ... More
Application: Sensing Gravity with Quantum Interference

Application: Sensing Gravity with Quantum Interference  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0005
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What is the technology of sensing? The human body has at least five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. A human sense is any biological process that generates a ... More
Application: Sensing Time, Motion, and Gravity with Quantum Technology

Application: Sensing Time, Motion, and Gravity with Quantum Technology  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0012
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What are quantum physics–based sensing technologies? Quantum physics–based sensing technologies are those that rely on quantum physics principles for their working. If classical ... More
Bell-Tests and the End of Local Realism

Bell-Tests and the End of Local Realism  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0008
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Can experiments probe the nature of reality? The year 2015 was a very good year for quantum theory, yet it was not such a good year for ‘classical reality.’ Since the inception of ... More
Celestial Dynamics: what, why, and how

Celestial Dynamics: what, why, and how  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0002
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Which is more likely, a solar or a lunar eclipse? Most of us have seen a lunar eclipse, possibly several, whereas solar eclipses seem to occur rarely. In your lifetime, you will ... More
Eclipse Facts and Fictions

Eclipse Facts and Fictions  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0001
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What is a solar eclipse? The Moon’s diameter is 400 times smaller than the Sun’s, but the Moon is also 400 times closer to us, so, remarkably, the two bodies appear exactly the ... More
Eclipse Tourism

Eclipse Tourism  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0008
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When and where can I see a total lunar eclipse? To see a total lunar eclipse, simply stay at home. One will come your way within a year or two. Your biggest problem might be having ... More
Eclipse Watching

Eclipse Watching  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0007
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Watching a Partial Eclipse Which way does the eclipse travel? Relative to Earth, the Moon and Sun are moving at slightly different speeds, which means the Moon’s shadow ... More
Eclipses and Science

Eclipses and Science  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0003
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What science has come from eclipses? The philosophers of Ancient Greece used eclipses and occultation to build the first conception of a three-dimensional universe and overthrow ... More
Eclipses in History and Myth

Eclipses in History and Myth  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0004
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What links eclipses, Romulus, and the foundation of Rome? Classical literature has associated Romulus’s birth, his foundation of Rome, and his death, with eclipses. The most common ... More
Eclipses in Literature and Art

Eclipses in Literature and Art  

Frank Close

in Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 November 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190902476.003.0005
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What examples of eclipses occur in literature? There are many examples of eclipses in literature. The first mention of an eclipse in classical literature is a description in ... More
Energy Quantization and Atoms

Energy Quantization and Atoms  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0011
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What is energy quantization in quantum mechanics? We now return to a more historical progression and discuss how Schrödinger’s equation describes the properties and behaviors of ... More
Future Directions and Remaining Questions in Quantum Science

Future Directions and Remaining Questions in Quantum Science  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0014
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What is needed to make further progress? To make further progress, quantum scientists need to understand better the nonintuitive aspects of quantum phenomena and their description ... More
Milestones and a Fork in the Road

Milestones and a Fork in the Road  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0007
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What aspects of quantum physics have we seen so far, and what topics should we discuss next? We find ourselves at a fork in the road on the way to understanding quantum physics. ... More
Quantum Behavior and its Description

Quantum Behavior and its Description  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0004
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How do quantum objects behave in the absence of measurement? In the previous chapters we discussed the origins of three quantum principles: fundamental randomness, quantum states, ... More
Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation

Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0009
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What is quantum entanglement? Quantum entanglement is a characteristic of special quantum states describing two or more quantum entities, such as photons or electrons. It ... More
Quantum Fields and Their Excitations

Quantum Fields and Their Excitations  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0013
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What are classical particles and fields? In a classical physics description of Nature, all elementary entities are considered to be either particles or fields. In this theory, a ... More
Quantum Measurement and its Consequences

Quantum Measurement and its Consequences  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0002
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What is measurement in classical physics? In the classical realm of human-scale objects such as motorcycles and buildings, it’s pretty clear what we mean by ‘measuring an object.’ ... More
Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0001
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What is quantum physics? Quantum physics is the study of matter and energy—the basic constituents of the physical world—in the ‘quantum realm.’ The quantum realm encompasses those ... More

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