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

Author/Creator:
Hobson, Art, 1934- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Quantum theory.
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.
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: how change becomes irreversible.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780190679637
0190679638
9780199384228
0199384223
OCLC:
948748590
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