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.
|Series:||Adams Papers Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
|1.||Beneath the Surface of Things||1|
|2.||How Small Is Small? How Fast Is Fast?||8|
|3.||Meet the Leptons||29|
|4.||The Rest of the Extended Family||67|
|7.||Social and Antisocial Particles||131|
|8.||Clinging to Constancy||153|
|9.||Waves and Particles||184|
|10.||Pushing the Limits||220|
|Appendix A||Measurements and Magnitudes||249|
|Appendix B||The Particles||252|
|Appendix C||Going for the Gold||257|