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Introducing Quantum Theory

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Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which upset the logical edifice of classical physics. At the sub-atomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing (so-called "non-locality"), and according to Heisenerg's "uncertainty principle," there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics.

Introducing Quantum Theory takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schodinger, Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the thoery. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation" — the famous "dead and alive cat" and the ERP paradox. Both remain unresolved at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Quantum theory is considered by many to be the most unfathomable of scientific models. It confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which upset the logical edifice of classical physics. Yet this widely applied theory is amazingly accurate and explains all of chemistry and most of physics.

Synopsis:

This new edition is one of 20 best-selling titles leading the relaunch of this series of guides to big ideas - from Quantum Theory to Postmodernism. Upmarket, intelligent and arresting, the new-look makeover will bring many new fans to this already highly successful series.

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J.P. McEvoy is a former research scientist and is now a science journalist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781840465778
Editor:
Appignanesi, Richard
Publisher:
Totem Books
Editor:
Appignanesi, Richard
Author:
McEvoy, J. P.
Author:
Zarate, Oscar
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
Introducing
Publication Date:
20000808
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
825x550

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Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Quantum Mechanics

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"Synopsis" by , Quantum theory is considered by many to be the most unfathomable of scientific models. It confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which upset the logical edifice of classical physics. Yet this widely applied theory is amazingly accurate and explains all of chemistry and most of physics.
"Synopsis" by , This new edition is one of 20 best-selling titles leading the relaunch of this series of guides to big ideas - from Quantum Theory to Postmodernism. Upmarket, intelligent and arresting, the new-look makeover will bring many new fans to this already highly successful series.
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