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Very Short Introductions #69: Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. This volume offers the reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

John Polkinghorne was from 1968 to 1979 Professor of Mathematical Physics in the University of Cambridge, and later president of Queen's College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was knighted in 1997. His many books include The Quantum World (1986), The Faith of a Physicist (1994), and Science and Theology (1998).

Table of Contents

1. Classical cracks

2. The light dawns

3. Darkening Perplexities

4. Further developments

5. Togetherness

6. Lessons and meanings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802521
Author:
Polkinghorne, John C.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Polkinghorne, J. C.
Author:
Polkinghorne, John
Author:
null, John
Author:
Polkinghorne, John C.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle,
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle, & Astrophysics
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
no. <21>, etc.69
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones and line illus
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.02x4.50x.32 in. .26 lbs.

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