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Author Hobson, Art, 1934- author.

Title Tales of the quantum : understanding physics' most fundamental theory / Art Hobson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


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Description xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary ""Tales of the Quantum" is a discussion of the fundamental principles of quantum physics for the non-scientific reader. Hobson brings together examples that illustrate the simple and logical consistency of what otherwise is viewed as a largely unapproachable topic for anyone but physicists. The book condenses topics like force, motion, and electromagnetism"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is quantum physics about? -- Particles and classical mechanics -- Fields and classical electromagnetism -- What is a quantum? -- Perfect randomness -- Quantum states and how they change -- Superpositions and macroscopic quanta -- An entangled, nonlocal universe -- Schrodinger's cat and "measurement" -- The environment as monitor.
Subject Quantum theory.
Quantum theory. (OCoLC)fst01085128
ISBN 9780190679637 (hbk.)
0190679638 (hbk.)
Standard No. 40026901874

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