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Quantum

Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004, ©2003.
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In this lively look at quantum science, a physicist takes you on an entertaining and enlightening journey through the basics of subatomic physics. Along the way he examines the paradox of quantum mechanics--beautifully mathematical in theory but confoundingly unpredictable in the real world. Marvel at the Dual Slit experiment as a tiny atom passes through 2 separate openings at the same time. Ponder the peculiar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN: 1841882380 9781841882383
OCLC Number: 56344558
Description: 280 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Nature's conjuring trick --
Buckyballs and the dual-slit experiment / Markus Arndt & Anton Zeilinger --
Origins --
Probability and chance --
Radioactive decay / Ron Johnson --
Spooky connections --
Quantum chaology / Michael Berry --
The watchers and the watched --
The great debate --
Quantum reality, according to de Broglie and Bohm / Chris Dewdney --
The subatomic world --
Elementary constituents / Frank Close --
The search for the ultimate theory --
Accentuating the negative / Paul Davies --
Putting the quantum to work --
Bose-Einstein condensates / Ed Hines --
Quantum mechanics and biology / Johnjoe McFadden --
Into the new millennium --
Quantum computing / Andrew Steane.
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The terrifying complexities of quantum mechanics explained.  Read more...

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Takes readers on a fascinating journey. Al-Khalili [uses] simple and clear language and he provides excellent graphics. This is mandatory reading for undergraduates with or without a science Read more...

 
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