Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed / Edition 1

Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed / Edition 1

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by Jim Al Khalili, Al-Khalili, Jim Al Khalili
     
 

ISBN-10: 0297843052

ISBN-13: 9780297843054

Pub. Date: 05/01/1903

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited

In this lively look at quantum science, a physicist takes you on an entertaining and enlightening journey through the basics of subatomic physics. Along the way, he examines the paradox of quantum mechanics—beautifully mathematical in theory but confoundingly unpredictable in the real world. Marvel at the Dual Slit experiment as a tiny atom passes through two

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In this lively look at quantum science, a physicist takes you on an entertaining and enlightening journey through the basics of subatomic physics. Along the way, he examines the paradox of quantum mechanics—beautifully mathematical in theory but confoundingly unpredictable in the real world. Marvel at the Dual Slit experiment as a tiny atom passes through two separate openings at the same time. Ponder the peculiar communication of quantum particles, which can remain in touch no matter how far apart. Join the genius jewel thief as he carries out a quantum measurement on a diamond without ever touching the object in question. Baffle yourself with the bizzareness of quantum tunneling, the equivalent of traveling partway up a hill, only to disappear then reappear traveling down the opposite side. With its clean, colorful layout and conversational tone, this text will hook you into the conundrum that is quantum mechanics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780297843054
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/1903
Series:
Mapping Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.98(d)

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