Quantum Physics for Poets by Leon M. Lederman,Christopher T. Hill

By Leon M. Lederman,Christopher T. Hill

Quantum thought is the bedrock of latest physics and the root of realizing topic in its tiniest dimensions and the mammoth universe as an entire. yet for lots of, the speculation is still an impenetrable enigma.

Now, physicists search to therapy this case by means of either drawing on their clinical services and their expertise for speaking technological know-how to the overall reader. during this lucid, informative publication, designed for the curious, they make the possible daunting topic of quantum physics obtainable, attractive, and interesting.

Their tale is in part historic, masking the numerous "Eureka" moments whilst nice scientists—Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and others—struggled to come back to grips with the weird realities that quantum learn printed. even though their findings have been for sure confirmed in experiments, they have been so unusual and counterintuitive that Einstein refused to simply accept quantum idea, regardless of its nice good fortune.

The authors clarify the numerous unusual or even eerie facets of quantum fact on the subatomic point, from "particles" that may be many locations concurrently and occasionally act extra like waves, to the influence human could have on their pursuits by means of simply staring at them! eventually, the authors delve into quantum physics’ most modern and maybe so much breathtaking offshoots—field concept and string thought. The intricacies and ramifications of those theories will provide the reader a lot to reflect on.

In addition, the authors describe the various purposes of quantum idea in its nearly numerous sorts of glossy know-how through the international. utilizing eloquent analogies and illustrative examples, this ebook renders even the main profound reaches of quantum thought comprehensible and anything for us all to savor.

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