The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone

The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone

by Kenneth W. Ford
     
 

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.See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018327
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2005
Series:
Adams Papers Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
343,005
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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