Home' Technology Review : January February 2010 Contents In its relatively short history, quantum
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1. The Quantum Enigma
2. The View from 1900
3. Two Revolutionaries---Planck and
4. Particles of Light, Waves of Matter
5. Standing Waves and Stable Atoms
7. Complementarity and the Great
8. Paradoxes of Interference
9. States, Amplitudes, and Probabilities
10. Particles That Spin
11. Quantum Twins
12. The Gregarious Particles
13. Antisymmetric and Antisocial
14. The Most Important Minus Sign in
16. Bell and Beyond
17. All the Myriad Ways
18. Much Ado about Nothing
19. Quantum Cloning
20. Quantum Cryptography
21. Bits, Qubits, and Ebits
22. Quantum Computers
23. Many Worlds or One?
24. The Great Smoky Dragon
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