You know all about Schrödinger’s cat, but how about his equation? How do lasers,transistors, and electron microscopes work? What are the perils of renormalization? What makes a fluid a superfluid? And what will a quantum computer be capable of? Discover the history of some of science’s greatest discoveries and ponder the future of physics and technology with this fascinating guide to quantum theory. 30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mind-bendingly mysterious area of physics, introducing the 50 most significant quantum quandaries and ideas. At a time when the quantum physics of electronics is an everyday essential and new quantum developments make headline news, you will visit parallel worlds, ride wave theory, and learn enough to talk with certainty about Uncertainty Principle and to untangle the mysteries of quantum entanglement.
About the Author
Brian Clegg, studied Natural Sciences, focusing on experimental physics, at Cambridge University. He has written for Nature,The Times and the Wall Street Journal and lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, and the Royal Institution. His publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine, and he is the editor of the science book review site www.popularscience.co.uk.