Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 218 x 147 x 17 mm
An instructive and entertaining read - an excellent example of what 'popular science for scientists' should be. [...] It gives a balanced and up-to-date account of fascinating quantum phenomena well beyond the double-slit experiment and Schroedinger's cat paradox. It also advocates a more relaxed approach. Quantum mechanics is weird, but not that weird. * Nature Physics *
The burgeoning fields of quantum computing, information processing and simulation develop rapidly as a consequence of theoretical insight and technological developments. The latter have enabled us to take single atoms or ions and count single photons, and many of the thought experiments discussed in earlier treatments of quantum physics have now been conducted in laboratories. This lucid account by Gerry and Bruno presents a mature discussion of the link between the microscopic quantum and the macroscopic classical worlds and will be useful for professional physicists, students and the educated layman. * Ifan Hughes, Durham University *
Gerry and Bruno succeed in introducing the quantum world in a readable but not oversimplifi ed way. Their engaging and original account will particularly satisfy those who find popular texts on quantum mechanics lacking in technical detail. The Quantum Divide will leave readers understanding Feynmanas quote with its original intentanot as an admission of defeat but as an invitation to the fascinating world of quantum physics. * Dan Browne, Science *
Highly recommended. * M. Dickinson, CHOICE *
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