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Quantum Universe : And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does (Paperback) (Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw)

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In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did inWhy Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessibleand fascinatingto everyone.

The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pronouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw’s contention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the weirdness” of the quantum world, and it often leads to confusion and, frankly, bad science.The Quantum Universe cuts through the Wu Li and asks what observations of the natural world made it necessary, how it was constructed, and why we are confident that, for all its apparent strangeness, it is a good theory.

The quantum mechanics of The Quantum Universe provide a concrete model of nature that is comparable in its essence to Newton’s laws of motion, Maxwell’s theory of electricity and magnetism, and Einstein’s theory of relativity.

The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the universe? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And how - for all its apparently counter-intuitive ideas - can we be sure that the theory is good? The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has lead to some woolly pronouncements on the nature of all interconnectedness - but Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw reveal the simple and understandable theories that allow for concrete, yet astonishing, predictions about the world around us. From entangled twins to the incredible double-slit experiment, The Quantum Universe will give every reader the most up-to-date picture of that amazing subatomic world, where thousands of years of physics must be rewritten completely.
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Quantum Theory, Astrophysics + Space Science, Relativity
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw
Language: English
Street Date: June 4, 2013
TCIN: 14546811
UPC: 9780306821448
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-6501
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