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

June 4, 2013|
The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) by Brian Cox
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International bestselling authors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw''s fascinating, entertaining, and clear introduction to quantum mechanics
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-and fascinating-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:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.75 in
Published:June 4, 2013
Publisher:Hachette Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780306821448

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