101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can't See

101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can't See

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by Kenneth W. Ford, Paul Hewitt
     
 

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This reader-friendly, richly illustrated book provides an engaging overview of quantum physics, from “big ideas” like probability and uncertainty and conservation laws to the behavior of quarks and photons and neutrinos, and on to explanations of how a laser works and why black holes evaporate.See more details below

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This reader-friendly, richly illustrated book provides an engaging overview of quantum physics, from “big ideas” like probability and uncertainty and conservation laws to the behavior of quarks and photons and neutrinos, and on to explanations of how a laser works and why black holes evaporate.

Editorial Reviews

New Scientist

Kenneth Ford's question-and-answer-style guide to the weirdness of the quantum realm is a clear and handy reference. Ford's easy-going prose will help you feel right at home at nature's tiniest and most counterintuitive scale.
— Amanda Gefter

Choice

This work provides the means for a lay reader to gain a basic understanding of much of the technical language and jargon that filters into popular accounts of quantum physics.
— D. B. Moss

New Scientist - Amanda Gefter
Kenneth Ford's question-and-answer-style guide to the weirdness of the quantum realm is a clear and handy reference. Ford's easy-going prose will help you feel right at home at nature's tiniest and most counterintuitive scale.
Choice - D. B. Moss
This work provides the means for a lay reader to gain a basic understanding of much of the technical language and jargon that filters into popular accounts of quantum physics.
Library Journal
The physics of the subatomic world is very different from the classical physics that explains the visible world. Physicist Ford's guide is presented in Q&A format and can be read as a reference or for pleasure. (LJ 3/15/11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674066076
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
573,774
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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