Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by Gary Zukav

By Gary Zukav

With its specific mix of intensity, readability, and humor that has enchanted thousands, this loved vintage by way of bestselling writer Gary Zukav opens the interesting global of quantum physics to readers with out mathematical or technical historical past. "Wu Li" is the chinese language word for physics. It capacity "patterns of natural energy," however it additionally ability "nonsense," "my way," "I take hold of my ideas," and "enlightenment." those eye-catching principles body Zukav's evocative exploration of quantum mechanics and relativity thought. Delightfully effortless to learn, The Dancing Wu Li Masters illuminates the compelling powers on the middle of all we know.

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Quantum mechanics is a branch of physics. There are several branches of physics. Most physicists believe that sooner or later they will construct an overview large enough to incorporate them all. According to this point of view, we eventually will develop, in principle, a theory which is capable of explaining everything so well that there will be nothing left to explain. This does not mean, of course, that our explanation necessarily will reflect the way that things actually are. We still will not be able to open the watch, as Einstein put it, but every occurrence in the real world (inside the watch) will be accounted for by a corresponding element of our final supertheory.

Did a particle with position exist before we conducted an experiment to measure its position? , and Did anv particles exist at all before we thought about them and measured them? ' Did we create the particles that we are experimenting with? Incredible as it sounds this is a possibility that many physicists recognize John Wheeler, a well-known physicist at Prmceton, wrote EINSTEIN DOESNT LIKE IT / 29 May the universe in some strange sense be brought into being by the participation of those who participate?

Li Master does not speak of gravity until the student stands in wonder at the flower petal falling to the ground He does not speak of laws until the student, of his own, savs. How strange' I drop two stones simultaneously, one heavy and one light, and both of them reach the earth at the same moment'" He does not speak of mathematics until the student savs, "There must be a way to express this more simply ' In this way, the Wu Li Master dances with his student The Wu Li Master does not teach, but the student learns The Wu Li Master always begins at the center, at the heart of the matter This is the approach that we take in this book It is written for intelligent people who want to know about advanced physics but who are ignorant of its terminology and, perhaps, of its mathematics The Dancing Wu Li Masters is a book of essence the essence of quantum mechanics quantum logic, special relativity, general relativity, and some new ideas that indicate the direction that physics seems to be moving Of course, who can know where the future goes?

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