The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) by Brian CoxThe Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) by Brian Cox

The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)

byBrian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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InThe 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 accessible#151;and fascinating#151;to 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 Universecuts 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 ofThe Quantum Universeprovide 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.

Brian Coxis a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. He is a popular TV and radio presenter and lives in London.Jeff Forshawis a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester and a recipient of the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal. He lives in Manchester, England.
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Title:The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306821443

ISBN - 13:9780306821448

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“A careful and reader savvy exposition that pulls no punches...If you're interested in the real world and want a worthy introduction to the major achievement of humanity in the past hundred years, get hold of this book, read it slowly, digest it, make it part of your life and your life will change for the better.” Technology and Society“A very interesting bookI highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take on quantum mechanics without a strong background in math or physics, or to anyone who studied those subjects in college and wants to take the next step into the quantum world.” InfoDad.com, 2/23/12“Highly informative and more than intermittently entertainingNot a book to be read quickly, lightly or easily. But it is an important book nevertheless, and Cox and Forshaw deserve credit for making a tremendously difficult subject about as accessible and understandable as it can possibly be made.” BlogCritics.org, 2/21/12“If you are interested in beginning to crack the code of quantum physics, it is a good place to start.” About.com, 1/28/12