Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics.
At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg'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 Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. 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 EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved.
Publisher: Icon Books
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 163 g
Dimensions: 168 x 118 x 13 mm
You may also be interested in...
“A great concise introduction”
This series of graphic guides has been around for donkey’s years and gets a facelift once in a while, but it’s still a very useful introduction to many a thorny topic.
This particular one is a potted history and a... More
“A Brief Guide To A Fascinating Subject”
Part of the Introducing series of graphic guides, J. P. McEvoy and Oscar Zurate's guide to quantum theory is an absolute gem of a wee book, that has greatly increased (and will continue to do so for I see... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?