From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.
Published by Oneworld Publications on 07/01/2005
Book details: 240 pages.
Dr. Preparata (d. 2000), a professor at an unspecified Italian university, was among the minority of theoretical physicists challenging the standard model of quantum field theory with a "more realistic" quark model of the elementary particles of matter. He argues his case in five lecture-type essays. An appendix overviews the underlying math and formal logic. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published by World Scientific on 07/19/2019
Book details: 73 pages.
"In question & answer format, discusses the history, science, applications, and relevant current issues of quantum physics in an accessible way for the non-scientist"--
Published by Oxford University Press on 07/19/2019
Book details: 320 pages.
Build an intuitive understanding of the principles behindquantum mechanics through practical construction and replication oforiginal experiments With easy-to-acquire, low-cost materials and basic knowledge ofalgebra and trigonometry, Exploring Quantum Physics throughHands-on Projects takes readers step by step through theprocess of re-creating scientific experiments that played anessential role in the creation and development of quantummechanics. Presented in near chronological order—from discoveries ofthe early twentieth century to new material onentanglement—this book includes question- andexperiment-filled chapters on: Light as a Wave Light as Particles Atoms and Radioactivity The Principle of Quantum Physics Wave/Particle Duality The Uncertainty Principle Schrödinger (and his Zombie Cat) Entanglement From simple measurements of Planck's constant to testingviolations of Bell's inequalities using entangled photons,Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-on Projects not onlyimmerses readers in the process of quantum mechanics, it providesinsight into the history of the field—how the theories anddiscoveries apply to our world not only today, but alsotomorrow. By immersing readers in groundbreaking experiments that can beperformed at home, school, or in the lab, this first-ever, hands-onbook successfully demystifies the world of quantum physics for allwho seek to explore it—from science enthusiasts and undergradphysics students to practicing physicists and engineers.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 02/28/2012
Book details: 288 pages.
Originally published: Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co., 1967.
Published by Courier Corporation on 07/19/2019
Book details: 430 pages.
Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps makequantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantumphysics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms,readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along withnumerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations.Compatible with classroom text books and courses, QuantumPhysics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study attheir own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professionalexams. Coverage includes: The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications The Foundations of Quantum Physics Vector Notation Spin Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more Your plain-English guide to understanding and working withthe micro world Quantum physics — also called quantum mechanics or quantumfield theory — can be daunting for even the most dedicatedstudent or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly,concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable andaccessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it'spacked with fully explained examples to help you tackle the trickyequations like a pro! Compatible with any classroom course — study at your ownpace and prepare for graduate or professional exams Your journey begins here — understand what quantumphysics is and what kinds of problems it can solve Know the basic math — from state vectors to quantummatrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed Put quantum physics to work — make sense ofSchrödinger's equation and handle particles bound in squarewells and harmonic oscillators Solve problems in three dimensions — use the fulloperators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find thenatural wave functions of a system Discover the latest research — learn the cutting-edgequantum physics theories that aim to explain the universeitself
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 08/20/2012
Book details: 336 pages.
With contributions by leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, this comprehensive A-to-Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of key concepts of quantum theory and experiment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both traditional and new concepts, making it an indispensable resource for concise, up-to-date information about the many facets of quantum physics.
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 07/25/2009
Book details: 901 pages.
Published by Harvard University Press on 06/30/2009
Book details: 222 pages.
No one can say what quantam mechanics means (and this is a book about it) -- Quantum mechanics is not really about the quantum -- Quantum objects are neither wave nor particle (but sometimes they might as well be) -- Quantum particles aren't in two states at once (but sometimes they might as well be) -- What "happens" depends on what we find out about it -- There are many ways of interpreting quantum theory (and none of them quite make sense) -- Whatever the question, the answer is "yes" (unless it's "no") -- Not everything is knowable at once -- The properties of quantum objects don't have to be contained within the objects -- There is no "spooky action at a distance"--The everyday world is what quantum becomes at human scales -- Everything you experience is a (partial) copy of what causes it -- Schrödinger's cat has had kittens -- Quantum mechanics can be harnessed for technology -- Quantum computers don't necessarily perform "many calculations at once" -- There is no other "quantum" you -- Things could be even more "quantum" than they are (so why aren't they)? -- The fundamental laws of quantum mechanics might be simpler than we imagine -- Can we ever get to the bottom of it?
Published on 07/19/2019
Book details: 384 pages.
Quantum physics is often perceived as a weird and abstract theory, which physicists must use in order to make correct predictions. But many recent experiments have shown that the weirdness of the theory simply mirrors the weirdness of phenomena: it is Nature itself, and not only our description of it, that behaves in an astonishing way. This book selects those, among these typical quantum phenomena, whose rigorous description requires neither the formalism, nor an important background in physics. The first part of the book deals with the phenomenon of single-particle interference, covering the historical questions of wave-particle duality, objective randomness and the boundary between the quantum and the classical world, but also the recent idea of quantum cryptography. The second part introduces the modern theme of entanglement, by presenting two-particle interference phenomena and discussing Bell's inequalities. A concise review of the main interpretations of quantum physics is provided.
Published by OUP Oxford on 01/05/2006
Book details: 144 pages.