The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone

The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone

by Kenneth W. Ford
     
 

ISBN-10: 067401832X

ISBN-13: 9780674018327

Pub. Date: 10/04/2005

Publisher: Harvard University Press

As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in The Quantum World, the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an appealing account of quantum physics that will help the serious reader make sense of a science that, for all its

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As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in The Quantum World, the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an appealing account of quantum physics that will help the serious reader make sense of a science that, for all its successes, remains mysterious. In order to make the book even more suitable for classroom use, the author, assisted by Diane Goldstein, has included a new section of Quantum Questions at the back of the book. A separate answer manual to these 300+ questions is available; visit The Quantum World website for ordering information.

There is also a cloth edition of this book, which does not include the "Quantum Questions" included in this paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018327
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2005
Series:
Adams Papers Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
295,839
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Beneath the Surface of Things1
2How Small Is Small? How Fast Is Fast?8
3Meet the Leptons29
4The Rest of the Extended Family67
5Quantum Lumps92
6Quantum Jumps112
7Social and Antisocial Particles131
8Clinging to Constancy153
9Waves and Particles184
10Pushing the Limits220
App. AMeasurements and Magnitudes249
App. BThe Particles252
App. CGoing for the Gold257
Index259

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