6 edition of The Story of Quantum Mechanics found in the catalog.
June 27, 2003
by Dover Publications
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||362|
This book is the fruit of for many years teaching the introduction to quan-tum mechanics to second-year students of physics at Oxford University. We have tried to convey to students that it is the use of probability amplitudes rather than probabilities that makes quantum mechanics the extraordinary. Quantum mechanics is the best theory we have for describing the world at the nuts-and-bolts level of atoms and subatomic particles. Perhaps the most renowned of its mysteries is the fact that the.
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics Microsoft Research and pocket sized computers-in fact science has met more demands of science fiction than you might realize thanks to quantum mechanics. Wave mechanics was pretty much understood by everybody, because it was in the style of the older generation. Dirac's book gives a reasonable account of the formalism of quantum mechanics as best understood until Feynman and Schwinger revolutionized everything. For this era, there is "QED and the Men Who Made It" by Schweber.
In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, James Kakalios uses examples from comics and magazines to explain how breakthroughs in quantum mechanics led to such technologies. The book begins with an overview of speculative science fiction, beginning with Jules Verne and progressing through the space adventure comic books of the : $ Up to this stage quantum theory was set up in Euclidean space and used Cartesian tensors of linear and angular momentum. However quantum theory was about to enter a new era. The year saw the publication of another fundamental paper. It was written by Satyendra Nath Bose and rejected by a referee for publication.
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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World James Kakalios. out of 5 stars Kindle Edition. $ Next. Customers who bought this item also bought these digital items.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of by: 9. The Quantum Story by Jim Faggott is a great book on the evolution of quantum theory. It starts with the initial crisis at the end of the 19th century and follows up all the way to This includes relativisitic quantum theory, the interpretation of quantum theory, QED, QCD, the Standard Model, quantum loop theory and superstring theory.4/5.
In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day. In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel Watchmen to schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there by: 6.
Written by a renowned MIT mathematician, this introduction to the evolution of quantum physics also explores the subject's philosophical implications. Topics include the development of physics from antiquity onward, research pertaining to elementary particles, and the relationship between physical science and issues of philosophy and religion.
48 illustrations. edition. Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in.
Watch a Video/5. The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics This is a very The Story of Quantum Mechanics book book that explains how modern technology works in terms of quantum mechanics.
The book is written at a level where a knowledgeable layman can understand it; and there is a link to referenced figures. The one thing that bothers me about the book is the narration.
Shankar’s Principles of Quantum Mechanics basically covered Modern Quantum Mechanics at the same level and in a more modern way. It too is a. We are delighted to announce a new call for entries to the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition.
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About The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics. A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture. As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the ’50s and ’60s.
In his lively new book, “Quantum,” the science writer Manjit Kumar cites a poll about the interpretation of quantum mechanics, taken among physicists at a conference in A cheerful and mostly successful effort to explain the notoriously difficult field of quantum mechanics.
Kakalios (Physics and Astronomy/Univ. of Minnesota; The Physics of Superheroes, ), who served as the science consultant for the film version of Watchmen, loves pulp science fiction and comics but admits that their predictionsthey promised flying cars, jetpacks, routine Author: James Kakalios.
I give The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics 4 quantum Bites out of 5!” “Physicist James Kakalios is famous for looking at the science behind comic-book superpowers, but his latest book is grounded in real-world science that can be as bizarre as anything the Watchmen could come up with: quantum mechanics.
Completely non-mathematical, yet wholly faithful to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, this book tells the fascinating story of the most thoroughgoing revolution in physics since Newton. In the first year of the twentieth century, a professor of theoretical physics in Berlin, Max Planck, suggested that light was not absorbed smoothly, but.
In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day. In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel Watchmen to schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there is/5(9).
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This book would make an excellent companion to a physics course in quantum mechanics, though I think it can also be enjoyed by a general reader.
It is an excellent survey of the history of the subject touching on work by Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Born, Pauli, Dirac, Heisenberg, de Broglie, and Schrodinger.
At the core of quantum mechanics is “wave-particle” dualism, a shorthand for the astounding fact that when we probe nature on subatomic and. There are a lot of books out there and more are on their way to stands and libraries, but since you have not cleared, what level of books do you want i will try to recommend books with a small review which will give you an idea of the level.
None. Author: RIG Hughes Book: The Structure & Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Exceptionally clear explication of Quantum Mechanics (with a brief introduction to the fundamental maths needed).
The author is a philosopher, so he goes beyond the mathematics and delves into the implications of 5/5(79). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Guillemin, Victor, Story of quantum mechanics. New York, Scribner  (OCoLC) Document Type.
Quantum Causality shows that the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics is a viable physical theory that provides realistic explanations for quantum phenomena.
Much of what is argued for in this book will be controversial but, at the very least, these arguments will likely engender some lively debate on. The fact that particles in the quantum field can exist in superpositions and undergo collapse is purely a consequence of my assumption that the individual ball-and-springs can exist in superpositions and undergo collapse.
In that sense, QFT does not help to explain where the basic laws of quantum mechanics come from.To the layperson, the question is absurd; of course the moon is still there.
But then one reads a bit of quantum mechanics, and suddenly the answer is less clear. Quantum mechanics, now just over years old, describes the universe very differently from so-called classical physics (the physics of .