19 April, 2013

A To Z Challenge: Quantum Physics And Quandaries Of The Universe (+ A Book Release: The Other Marlowe Girl)

Quantum mechanics, also known as quantum physics, is a field of study involving physics which cannot be explained through classical methods, such as Newtonian physics. Some extremely weird phenomena occurs in quantum mechanics, including--but not limited to--things appearing and disappearing at random moments and photons being both waves and particles.

This month, some interesting findings regarding a thing called quantum entanglement have been published. Quantum entanglement's premise is as follows: When two particles (let's say photons) are entangled, it means that when one or both of the photons is observed (i.e. measured) they assume opposite positions, such as one photon being up and the other down.

The interesting thing about the interaction is that before either of the photons is observed, they are considered to be in all possible states at the same time--therefore, when one photon falls into one state (such as the down state) upon observation, the other photon will fall into the complementary state (the up state). This means information travels between the two particles faster than the speed of light, which caused Einstein to call it "spooky action at a distance". The recent report closes three loopholes in this theory that could have poked holes in quantum entanglement, which serves to shore up the theory and affirm that, indeed, particles really are communicating between themselves about their different states.

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Sources:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quantum+mechanics
http://www.pbs.org/transistor/science/info/quantum.html
http://www.livescience.com/28808-spooky-quantum-entanglement-loophole-closed.html
http://www.livescience.com/28550-how-quantum-entanglement-works-infographic.html
http://www.itechpost.com/articles/8022/20130418/quantum-mechanics-physics-loophole-photons-experiment-lasers-einstein-theory-of-relativity.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130415094839.htm

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And now, for a belated book release. In the madness of the A to Z Challenge, I thought this book release post was supposed to go up next Monday, when it was really supposed to be up last Monday. I apologize for the mistake--hope you can forgive me, Beth! And I hope this post can still do some good going up now.




Meet Beth Fred! That's me! I'm a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I'm represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma'am, make promises they keep, and aren't afraid to profess their undying love. It's not breakfast if there aren't carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can't guess where I'm from ;) Wanna know more about me? You can find that here:

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Available at: Amazon & Smashwords
When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy's too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.

Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn't need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy's party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he'll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy's arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she'll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany can forget about work.

But will the airport be their final goodbye?

ebook, 42 pages
Published September 12th 2012 by Amazon
ASINB0096PWTUO
edition language: English
original title: Kismet

Available at: Amazon
When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite bar. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he's her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past.

Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband's drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her.

Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?


Ebook: 107 pages
Published: April 5th 2013
edition language: English


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Do you agree with Einstein's description of quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance"? Some scientists have accomplished minor teleportation using entanglement; would you agree to being teleported using quantum mechanics, if they succeeded at transporting things larger than individual particles?

Have you read any of Beth Fred's books?


-----The Golden Eagle

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Beth!
As long as they can really confirm the interaction and it's not just a Schrodinger's cat theory.

Mark Noce said...

Funny that you mention quandries of the universe. I'm reading about Kabbalah mysticism, yet I see ties to science and religion in it..is that odd?

Andrew Leon said...

I love "spooky action at a distance." I used that quote in one of last year's posts dealing with quantum entaglement. I think it was the one on quantum communication.

What amazes me most is that Einstein, basically, intuited that information. Information we are only in the last few years being able to verify.

Liz said...

Yeah, Einstein wasn't a fan of quantum mechanics. I would like to agree with him, but the theory works so well...

shelly said...

Congrats to Beth! And to Golden, very interesting.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Crystal Collier said...

Yay, Beth! And what beautiful covers!

I think this is the field of science my hubby always wanted to go into. Alas, the tech field won the battle. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: I definitely would not want to end up dead/alive simultaneously like the Schroedinger's cat thought experiment.

Mark: I don't think so. There's always been overlap between science and religion, at least to some extent--and quantum physics opens itself up to even more links since it deals with so much chance.

Andrew: Quantum communication is a fascinating topic.

Albert Einstein was real genius.

Liz: Yup. Quantum mechanics has been proved over and over again.

Shelly: Thanks. :)

Crystal: I can understand that conflict--technology and physics are two fascinating fields.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wouldn't volunteer to be first for sure. Einstein figured out things he really shouldn't have been able to. What could his intellect do with today's technology?

Pat Hatt said...

Great covers indeed and yeah quite the info too, Einstein sure knew what he was doing. Time traveller I bet haha

Krista McLaughlin said...

I admit that stuff goes over my head, but the picture is beautiful.

Congrats to Beth on her books! They both sound very good! :)

Cindy Dwyer said...

"spooky action at a distance" great description.

I've always wondered what Einstein would think if he were transported to the current year and knew everything scientists do today. What would he argue and what other leaps would he make?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Spooky action at a distance - I always loved Einstein's casual choice of words.

Charles Gramlich said...

Quantum stuff is just spooky in general!

Susan Kane said...

Love this from Einstein: " "spooky action at a distance".

Rob-bear said...

Once you're into Quantum Physics you're way beyond what I can comprehend. We Bears usually have Very Little Brain, and long words (and complex conceptualizations) bother us.

Glad you're doing this. I enjoy your posts, even if they puzzle me.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting

Paul Tobin said...

Fascinating stuff this. I like the idea that when observed they take opposite position.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi GE .. it's interesting - but there are some very bright kids out there ..

We'll get there .. cheers Hilary

Simon Kewin said...

Quantum entanglement is completely fascinating, if counter-intuitive to the poor human brain!

The Golden Eagle said...

Susan: Interesting question . . . wish we could find out.

Pat: LOL. Maybe he had a visit from the Doctor or something.

Krista: I'm glad you enjoyed the picture. It caught my eye when I first noticed it.

Cindy: Maybe he'd figure out dark matter.

Diane: He said some interesting things. :)

Charles: Agreed! It goes against a lot of what's "normal".

Susan: It's one of my favorites, too.

Rob-bear: Thank you--even if a post puzzles you, it's good to hear a reader has enjoyed it!

Paul: It's a fascinating phenomenon.

Hilary: Indeed there are!

Simon: Definitely counter-intuitive. I forget which scientist it was, but someone said something along the lines of "If quantum physics doesn't confuse you, you don't understand it".