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The Strange Case of Mrs. Hudson's Cat: And Other Science Mysteries Solved by Sherlock Holmes (Helix Book.)

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The Strange Case of Mrs. Hudson's Cat: And Other Science Mysteries Solved by Sherlock Holmes (Helix Book.)

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    Colin Bruce
This is the story of the great paradigm shifts of science, told as never before: in Sherlock Holmes adventures set amid the grandeur and squalor of Victorian London. FROM PARADIGMS PAST... The first stories involve the overthrow of ancient fallacies. For example, a death by heat-stroke is blamed on a wandering cloud of phlogiston - but will this explanation stand up to Sherlock Holmes's scrutiny? ....THROUGH RELATIVITY... Subsequent cases turn on problems of relative motion and timing, culminating in a terrifying question: just how much energy do the laws of physics allow an Anarchist bomb the size of a grapefruit to contain? .... TO QUANTUM THEORY More subtle crimes relate to quantum effects. A crooked lottery offering impossibly good odds turns out to involve the spooky 'quantum links' of the EPR paradox. The strangest story is based on real life: a physicist at the Santa Fe Institute was challenged to prove his faith in a widely accepted interpretation of quantum theory in the only way possible - by taking part in a bizarre game of Russian roulette. He declined. But here, the challenge is accepted...  
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  • PDF | 254 pages
  • Colin Bruce
  • Perseus Books
  • Unknown
  • 10
  • Literature Fiction
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