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The quantum world : quantum physics for everyone

Author: Kenneth William Ford
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As Kenneth W. Ford shows 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 account of quantum physics that will help the serious reader make sense of a science that, for all its successes, remains mysterious."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ford, Kenneth William, 1926-
Quantum world.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003068565
(OCoLC)53823396
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth William Ford
ISBN: 9780674037144 0674037146
OCLC Number: 680418913
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 270 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Beneath the surface of things --
How small is small? How fast is fast? --
Meet the Leptons --
The rest of the extended family --
Quantum lumps --
Quantum jumps --
Social and antisocial particles --
Clinging to constancy --
Waves and particles --
Pushing the limits.
Other Titles: Quantum physics for everyone
Responsibility: Kenneth W. Ford.

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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  Read more...

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An excellent book--one of the best popular accounts of quantum theory I have read. Ford has a deep understanding of his demanding subject and he leavens his account with color and anecdote -- Read more...

 
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