Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can't See (Paperback)
  • 101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can't See (Paperback)
zoom

101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can't See (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator)
£16.95
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/10/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
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 quantum-the physics of the very small. Nuclear researcher and master teacher, Ford covers everything from quarks, quantum jumps, and what causes stars to shine, to practical applications ranging from lasers and superconductors to light-emitting diodes. Ford's lively answers are enriched by Paul Hewitt's drawings, numerous photos of physicists, and anecdotes, many from Ford's own experience. Organized for cover-to-cover reading, 101 Quantum Questions also is great for browsing. Some books focus on a single subject such as the standard model of particles, or string theory, or fusion energy. This book touches all those topics and more, showing us that disparate natural phenomena, as well as a host of manmade inventions, can be understood in terms of a few key ideas. Yet Ford does not give us simplistic explanations. He assumes a serious reader wanting to gain real understanding of the essentials of quantum physics. Ken Ford's other books include The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone (Harvard 2004), which Esquire magazine recommended as the best way to gain an understanding of quantum physics. Ford's new book, a sequel to the earlier one, makes the quantum world even more accessible.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674066076
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 216 x 156 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Human Universe
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Quantum Universe
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Our Mathematical Universe
Added to basket
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog
Added to basket
The Science Book
Added to basket
DK
£18.99
Hardback
The Things that Nobody Knows
Added to basket
Cosmos
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Sports Gene
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Bad Science
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
How Bad Are Bananas?
Added to basket
In Defence of Dogs
Added to basket
Periodic Tales
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.