1632 (Assiti Shards, Book 1) by Eric Flint

By Eric Flint


1632 And in northern Germany issues couldn't get a lot worse. Famine. ailment. Religous battle laying waste the towns. in basic terms the aristocrats remained fairly unscathed; for the peasants, loss of life was once a mercy.
2000 issues are going okay in Grantville, West Virginia, and everyone attending the marriage of Mike Stearn's sister (including the complete neighborhood bankruptcy of the United Mine staff of the United States, which Mike leads) is having a great time.
THEN, every thing CHANGED....
whilst the dirt settles, Mike leads a gaggle of armed miners to determine what occurred and unearths the line into city is minimize, as with a sword. at the different facet, a scene out of Hell: a guy nailed to a farmhouse door, his spouse and daughter attacked via males in metal vests. confronted with this, Mike and his neighbors don't need to ask who to shoot. At that second Freedom and Justice, American sort, are brought to the center of the Thirty Years' War.

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Nature does not allow copies of macroscopic objects. In other words, perfect copying machines do not exist. The quantum of action makes it impossible to gather and use all information in a way that allows production of a perfect copy. The exploration of copying machines will remind us again that the precise order in which measurements are performed in an experiment matters. When the order of measurements can be reversed without affecting the net result, physicists speak of ‘commutation’. The quantum of action implies that physical observables do not commute.

One way to show how waves can be made of particles is to show how to build up a sine wave using a large number of photons. A sine wave is a coherent state of light. The way to build them up was explained by Roy Glauber. In fact, to build a pure sine wave, we need a superposition of a beam with one photon, a beam with two photons, a beam with three photons, and so on. Together, they give a perfect sine wave. As expected, its photon number fluctuates to the highest possible degree. net F I G U R E 29 If light were made of little stones, they would move faster in water.

As Paul Dirac said, each photon interferes only with itself. Interference only works because photons are quantons, and not classical particles. Dirac’s oft-quoted statement leads to a famous paradox: if a photon can interfere only with itself, how can two laser beams from two different lasers interfere with each other? The answer given by quantum physics is simple but strange: in the region where the beams interfere, it is impossible to say from which source a photon has come. The photons in the crossing region cannot be said to come from a specific source.

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