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Author Moriarty, Philip, 1968-

Title When the uncertainty principle goes to 11 [electronic resource] : or how to explain quantum physics with heavy metal / Philip Moriarty.

Imprint Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.

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Description 1 online resource (10 hr., 12 min.)
Series ITK audio
ITK audio.
Note Unabridged.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
Access Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Performer Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.
Form Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Summary There are deep and fascinating links between heavy metal and quantum physics. No, there are. Really. While teaching at the University of Nottingham, physicist Philip Moriarty noticed something odd, a surprising number of his students were heavily into metal music. Colleagues, too: a Venn diagram of physicists and metal fans would show a shocking amount of overlap. What's more, it turns out that heavy metal music is uniquely well-suited to explaining quantum principles. In When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to Eleven, Moriarty explains the mysteries of the universe's inner workings via drum beats and feedback: You'll discover how the Heisenberg uncertainty principle comes into play with every chugging guitar riff, what wave interference has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits behave just like molecules in a gas. If you're a metal fan trying to grasp the complexities of quantum physics, a quantum physicist baffled by heavy metal, or just someone who'd like to know how the fundamental science underpinning our world connects to rock music, this book will take you, in the words of a pioneering Texas thrash band, to A New Level. For those who think quantum physics is too mind-bendingly complex to grasp, or too focused on the invisibly small to be relevant to our full-sized lives, this funny, fascinating book will show you that physics is all around us ... and it rocks.
Subject Science.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Reynolds, Tim Gerard, 1969- Narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781980010333
Music No. Z14569 Recorded Books

 
    
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