Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide

by J.P. McEvoy, Oscar Zarate

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Overview

Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics.





At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle", there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics.





Introducing Quantum Theory takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation" - the famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848317574
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Series: Graphic Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 639,248
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

J.P. McEvoy is a former research scientist and now a science journalist.





Oscar Zarate is a highly acclaimed graphic artist who has illustrated many Introducing titles. His prize-winning graphic novel A Small Killing is known throughout the world.

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