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The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) (Paperback)
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The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) (Paperback)

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In The Quantum Universe , Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessible,and fascinating,to everyone. The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pronouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's contention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the weirdness" of the quantum world, and it often leads to confusion and, frankly, bad science. The Quantum Universe cuts through the Wu Li and asks what observations of the natural world made it necessary, how it was constructed, and why we are confident that, for all its apparent strangeness, it is a good theory. The quantum mechanics of The Quantum Universe provide a concrete model of nature that is comparable in its essence to Newton's laws of motion, Maxwell's theory of electricity and magnetism, and Einstein's theory of relativity.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780306821448
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 208 x 141 x 18 mm

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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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“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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“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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