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Absolutely small : how quantum theory explains our everyday world

Author: Michael D Fayer
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, ©2010.
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This book makes the field of quantum theory understandable to nonscientists, without oversimplifying and without bogging down in complicated math. It uses clear explanations, real-world examples, and diagrams instead of dense equations to help you understand.
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Fayer, Michael D.
Absolutely small.
New York : AMACOM, ©2010
(DLC) 2009044707
(OCoLC)465680299
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Fayer
ISBN: 9780814414910 0814414915 9786612657788 6612657782
OCLC Number: 646817073
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 383 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Schrödinger's cat --
Size is absolute --
Some things about waves --
The photoelectric effect and Einstein's explanation --
Light : waves or particles? --
How big is a photon and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle --
Photons, electrons, and baseballs --
Quantum racquetball and the color of fruit --
The hydrogen atom : the history --
The hydrogen atom : quantum theory --
Many electron atoms and the periodic table of elements --
The hydrogen molecule and the covalent bond --
What holds atoms together : diatomic molecules --
Bigger molecules : the shapes of polyatomic molecules --
Beer and soap --
Fat, it's all about the double bonds --
Greenhouse gases --
Aromatic molecules --
Metals, insulators, and semiconductors --
Think quantum.
Responsibility: Michael D. Fayer.

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Presents (and demystifies) the world of quantum science. This title explores scientific concepts from particles of light, to probability, to states of matter, to what makes greenhouse gases bad in  Read more...

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-...interested in physics and the fundamental understanding of many pheonomena explained in laymen's terms, this book wil be the most valuable asset you will ever read.- --IEEE Electrical Insulation

 
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