Dimensions: 182 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 in
Published: July 7, 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521876931
ISBN - 13: 9780521876933
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Unexpected findings; 2. Quantum states; 3. Measurement; 4. Correlations; 5. Philosophy; 6. Interaction; 7. Conservation laws; 8. Spin and statistics; 9. Macroscopic quantum effects; 10. Quantum computing; References; Index.
From the Publisher
Providing a deeper understanding of the microscopic world through quantum theory, this supplementary text covers a wider range of topics than conventional textbooks. Emphasis is given to modern achievements such as entanglement, quantum teleportation, and Bose-Einstein condensation. Macroscopic quantum effects of practical relevance, for example superconductivity and the quantum Hall effect, are also described. The author discusses the exciting prospects for quantum computing in the future.
"The expertise of Paul shows in the easy transitions made between discussions of theory and experiment, particularly in subjects related to quantum optics."
M.C. Ogilvie, Choice Magazine