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

By Gary Zukav

With its targeted blend of intensity, readability, and humor that has enchanted hundreds of thousands, this liked vintage by means of bestselling writer Gary Zukav opens the attention-grabbing global of quantum physics to readers without mathematical or technical historical past. "Wu Li" is the chinese language word for physics. It skill "patterns of natural energy," however it additionally ability "nonsense," "my way," "I take hold of my ideas," and "enlightenment." those beautiful 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 resulted from the study of the subatomic realm, that invisible universe underlying, embedded in, and forming the fabric of everything around us. In Newton's age (late 1600s), this realm was entirely speculation. The idea that the atom is the indivisible building block of nature was proposed about four hundred years before Christ, but until the late 1800s it remained just an idea. Then physicists developed the technology to observe the effects of atomic phenomena, thereby "proving" that atoms exist.

This makes them very concise but, unfortunately, unintelligible. The fact is that most of us use words to do our explaining. However, it is important to remember that mathematics and English are both languages. Languages are useful tools for conveying information, but if we try to communicate experiences with them, they simply do not work. All a language can do is talk about an experience. Wu Li Masters know that a description of an experience is not the experience. It is only talk about it. This is a book about physics.

Wu Li Masters know that a description of an experience is not the experience. It is only talk about it. This is a book about physics. Therefore, all it contains is a description. It cannot contain the experience itself. This does not mean that you will not have the experience of physics by reading it; it only means that if you do, the experience is coming from you, and not from the book. Quantum mechanics, for example, shows us that we are not as separate from the rest of the world as we once thought.

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