The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen (Paperback)
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From the bestselling authors of Why does E=mc2? comes The Quantum Universe, in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, and Jeff Forshaw go on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952702
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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A scientific match made in heaven...as breezily a written accessible account of the theory of quantum mechanics as you could wish for - from the Planck constant to the Higgs particle and everything theoretically in between * Observer *
Mindblowing ... what is novel about this attempt is that the writers take an intellectual rather than a historical approach ... it is a surprisingly rich idea that allows the authors to avoid using too much mathematics -- Christopher Potter * Sunday Times *
[Cox and Forshaw] stand together at the cutting edge of their discipline ... despite their elevated status, both men remain tiggerishly excitable about their subject ... Cox and Forshaw's book is a carefully guided tour through this quantum world ... popularize[s] without dumbing down -- Christopher Cook * Financial Times *
A thrilling voyage into the subatomic world * The Economist Books of the Year *
With brightness and gusto, the opening chapters deal with the culture shock that thinking about the sub-atomic world entails ...They are good at drawing connections between seemingly esoteric theory and everyday practicalities -- Doug Johnstone * Independent on Sunday *
The rock star of science... In Quantum Universe they do a great job of bringing a difficult subject to life -- Hannah Devlin * The Times *
Breaks the rules of popular science writing...admirably shies away from dumbing down...the authors' love for their subject-matter shines through the book * The Economist *
Admirably, Cox and Forshaw...treat topics that do not usually show up in popular books...readers will enjoy this engaging, ambitious and creative tour of our quantum universe -- David Kaiser * The Guardian *
By explaining theories about the world, Cox and Forshaw show that the workings of the universe can be understood by us all -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home *

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“Suspend disbelief and believe”

Be warned if you are looking for an introduction to quantum mechanics then this is not the text for you.

However if you want to develop your understanding, having read as I have the likes of: The Universe in a... More

Hardback edition
17th February 2012
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“i struggled with it”

I know it's dumbed down for mere mortals like me to get to grips with quantum physics, and I came away with a child like understanding of the subject, but I was underwhelmed. It lost my attention many times, and... More

Hardback edition
20th April 2012
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“The Quantum Universe”

Consider: “quantum mechanics is one of the three great pillars supporting our understanding of the natural world, the others being Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity.” If Einstein’s theories deal... More

Paperback edition
10th March 2013
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