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Alice in Quantumland - by Robert Gilmore (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 184

Genre: Science

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Copernicus Books

Book theme: Quantum Theory

Author: Robert Gilmore

Language: English

Street Date: July 21, 1995
TCIN: 77714916
UPC: 9780387914954
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-6807

Description

You've heard about Alice's adventures through the looking glass. Well, Alice is about to embark on another amazing journey. She's going to shrink again - to the size of a nuclear particle - but she's not going down the rabbit hole. She's headed for Quantumland. And what is Quantumland? Think of it as an intellectual amusement park smaller than an atom, where every ride, game, and attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum mechanics - the often baffling, always intriguing theoretical framework that seems to provide the most accurate explanations of the way things are in the physical world. In this masterful blend of fantasy and science, Robert Gilmore uses the allegory of Alice's travels to make the uncertainty principle, Pauli's principle, high-energy particle physics, and other crucial parts of quantum theory accessible and exciting.
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