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101 Quantum Questions : what you need to know about the world you can't see

Author: Kenneth W Ford
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Ken Ford's mission is to help us understand the "great ideas" of quantum physics--ideas such as wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, superposition, and conservation. These fundamental concepts provide the structure for 101 Quantum Questions, an authoritative yet engaging book for the general reader in which every question and answer brings out one or more basic features of the mysterious world of the
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Ford, Kenneth W. 1926- (DE-588)107359065.
101 Quantum Questions.
Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010034791
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth W Ford
ISBN: 9780674050990 0674050991 9780674060937 0674060938
OCLC Number: 840436436
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
Section I. The Subatomic World --
Section II. Digging Deeper --
Section III. The Small and the Swift --
Section IV. Quantum Lumps and Quantum Jumps --
Section V. Atoms and Nuclei --
Section VI. And More about Nuclei --
Section VII. Particles --
Section VIII. And More Particles --
Section IX. Interactions --
Section X. Constancy during Change --
Section XI. Waves and Particles --
Section XII. Waves and Probability --
Section XIII. Quantum Physics and Technology --
Section XIV. Quantum Physics at Every Scale --
Section XV. Frontiers and Puzzles --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: One hundred one quantum questions
Responsibility: Kenneth W. Ford.
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