Alice In Quantumland by Robert Gilmore

By Robert Gilmore

During this cleverly conceived publication, physicist Robert Gilmore makes obtainable a few complicated strategies in quantum mechanics through sending Alice to Quantumland-a complete new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, the place every one allure demonstrates a distinct element of quantum concept. Alice strange encounters, more desirable through illustrations by means of Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty precept, wave capabilities, the Pauli precept, and different elusive options more straightforward to understand.

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Agnes Smedley's fictional autobiography, Daughter of the Earth, provides a particularly moving example of such a quest for education. To social and political reformers, women's education has represented a route to national dignity and independence by countering such obscurentic social practices as child marriage and burning of the widow. Roden Adjeng Kartini's Letters of a Javanese Princess gives eloquent testimony of her belief in education to free her nation. Tribute to the power of women's education is also paid by its impassioned opponents over the years.

Enrollment Rates and Wastage around the World Enrollment data entail more difficulties than those for literacy. Countries differ greatly, for example, in proportions of overage pupils and in whether overage is due mainly to late entry or to repetition of grades. These latter variations are associated in diverse ways with dropout rates by sex and level of school. Although societies display much individuality in these patterns, we begin with comments on highly aggregated data, always with an eye to female representation.

Nor have girls everywhere been excluded from monastery and temple schools. Thus the significance of any single index of girls' participation in schools can be appreciated only in the context of the whole array of educational agencies. The index we shall use is years of schooling for each sex. It provides measures of utilization (for this, not access, is what most statistics mea- 1 Mary Jean Bowman and C. Arnold Anderson, "The Participation of Women in Education in the Third World" mimeographed (New York: Ford Foundation, 1978); John W.

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