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
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Overview

The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone

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
Publication date: 10/04/2005
Series: Adams Papers Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 380,975
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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

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