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Quantum Physics: A Beginner's Guide

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Of all modern scientific theories, quantum theory has perhaps done more than any other to change the way we think about basic structure of the universe. This clear and accessible introduction covers quantum physics in theory and in practice, and explains why it has become known not just as a theory, but as a revolution.
Quantum Physics: A Beginner's Guide
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From quarks to computing, this introduction covers very element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Alastair Rae draws on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is - not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.
Alastair Rae is editor of The European Journal of Physics and was until his recent retirement, Reader in Quantum Physics at the University of Birmingham. His Quantum Mechanics, now in its second edition, has become a standard undergraduate text on the subject, and his book on the philosophical implications of quantum theory, Quantum Physics: Illusion or Reality?, is in its fourth edition and has been translated into six different languages.
1. Quantum physics is not rocket science 2. Waves and particles 3. power from the quantum 4. metals and insulators 5. semiconductors and computor chips 6. superconductivity 7. Spic doctoring 8. what does it all mean? 9. conclusions
"An accessible introduction to the field and assumes no prior knowledge; A comprehensive and up to date review." Scientific and Medical Network
Author
Alastair I.M. Rae
Short Title
QUANTUM PHYSICS
Pages
193
Language
English
ISBN-10
1851683690
ISBN-13
9781851683697
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
530.12
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2005
Publication Date
2005-11-30
Imprint
Oneworld Publications
Subtitle
A Beginner's Guide
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
Beginner's Guides (Oneworld)
Publisher
ONEWorld Publications
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