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Quantum Physics For Dummies

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by Steven Holzner
 

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Quantum Physics For Dummies helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For

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Quantum Physics For Dummies helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams. Coverage includes:

  • The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications
  • The Foundations of Quantum Physics
  • Vector Notation
  • Spin
  • Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470381885
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Steven Holzner taught physics at Cornell University for more than ten years. He also taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has written more than 95 books about programming. Holzner is the author of Differential Equations For Dummies.

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Quantum Physics for Dummies 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DrDoodles More than 1 year ago
I don't like to give bad reviews, but this book doesn't earn a place on the average science fan's bookshelf. The goal is admirable -- to simplify and summarize quantum mechanics for the average reader with an algebraic or calculus background. Topics such as Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and others however, are so briefly summarized to be unhelpful. I suspect the author was under serious pressure to condense, compress and compact. This book was a great disappointment, but reaffirms better choices for the reader, especially Quantum Mechanics Demystified and for a great illustrated book Hey's Quantum Universe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be aware that this book appears to be intended as supplementary material for students taking a course in quantum mechanics. For others, the math background needed to understand this book is a bit more than what the introduction in this book claims. The reader should be familiar with solving differential equations, partial differential equations and have a working knowledge of linear algebra. Even with this background I found the material confusing. Steps in developing the concepts are missing, which would be fine if it were merely the mathematics that the reader was assumed to know, but some instances important physics concepts were lost. The book (the revised version) reads like material was deleted to fit the size desired by the publisher. Finally, do not buy the Nook version. I looked at this at a BN store on a 9-inch Nook HD+. The equations and there are a lot of them are so tiny that they are unreadable. Whatever was used to convert the book to the electronic nook format could not identify, of all things, the h-bar Planck's constant symbol presenting it as a box. If you already bought the nook version of this book you should be able to get your money back.
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Quantnum phisics is not for dummies!