Randy and Jim discuss paradoxes, their use in physics, quantum mechanics, and the twin paradox, all as an introduction to

*Quantum Paradoxes*by Yakir Aharonov and Daniel Rohrlich. This is the first of 18 planned podcasts on this book, one per chapter.

Books (probably) mentioned in this episode (Amazon links):

Quantum Paradoxes: Quantum Theory for the Perplexed, Yakir Aharonov and Daniel Rohrlich -- The book we're discussing.

Paradoxes in Probability Theory, William Eckhardt. A fun little book that helps guide you to a better understanding of probabilistic concepts using paradoxes. What I was reading just before recording the first episode.

Paradoxes, R.M. Sainsbury -- A very interesting book on paradoxes in general. It's had many editions, so I assume it's used in classes somewhere.

Zeno's Paradoxes, Wesley C. Salmon, Ed. -- A collection of articles on the meaning of Zeno's Paradoxes.

Potential Theory, Oliver D. Kellogg -- Classic book on potential theory (discussion deleted, but you should know about it, anyway.)

Quantum Mechanics and the Particles of Nature: An Outline for Mathematicians, Anthony Sudbury -- Absolutely awesome book on quantum mechanics; at least I thought so when I first read it twenty years ago. Very readable textbook.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, John S. Townsend -- The current edition of the book I used as an undergraduate. I find the approach taken here to be well grounded and intuitive.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, David J. Griffiths -- A more commonly used quantum mechanics textbook; we use it at Xavier (but I don't teach QM).