Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

byRobert Gilmore

Hardcover | July 15, 1995

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In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory. Alice unusual encounters, enhanced by illustrations by Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp.

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Title:Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum PhysicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:July 15, 1995Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387914951

ISBN - 13:9780387914954

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Table of Contents

1. Into Quantumland; 2. The Heisenberg Bank; 3. The Mechanic's Institute; 4. The Copenhagen School; 5. The Fermi-Bose Academy; 6. Virtual Reality; 7. Atoms in the Void; 8. Castle Rutherford; 9. The Particle MASSquerade; 10. The Experimental Physics Phun Phair

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Physicist Robert Gilmore sends Alice not to Wonderland but to Quantumland, a place smaller then an atom but full of dazzling wonders. He uses the inquisitive little girl to explain elusive concepts such as the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions and the Pauli Principle. Alice in Quantumland is a clever explanation of complex theories of quantum mechanics.