The Quantum World by Michel Le Bellac

The Quantum World

byMichel Le Bellac, Alain Aspect

Kobo ebook | November 11, 2013

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Quantum physics has, on the one hand, drastically changed our theoretical description of the physical world and has, on the other hand, revolutionized everyday life, by allowing us to build lasers, atomic clocks used in GPS, and semiconductor-based devices such as laptop computers and smartphones. The object of this book is to give a self-contained introduction to both aspects. It contains a detailed account of the foundational principles: superposition, entanglement, quantum non-locality, decoherence and measurement theory, and of some selected applications: quantum cryptography and quantum computers, cold atoms, light emitting and laser diodes, and atomic clocks. The book is aimed at a general audience and the only prerequisite is a high-school background in mathematics.


  • An Inconvenient Principle
  • Secure Communications
  • Einstein, Bohr, and Bell
  • Atoms, Light, and Lasers
  • Cold Atoms
  • The Kingdom of Semiconductors
  • Relativistic Quantum Physics
  • Towards a Quantum Computer?
  • The Environment is Watching
  • Interpretations

Readership: Students and the general public interested in the foundational principles, practical applications and the newest discoveries in quantum physics.
Key Features:

  • Addresses in a self-contained manner the foundational aspects and the practical applications of quantum physics
  • Examines in depth recent developments: new experiments on Bell's inequalities, quantum computers
  • Gives a detailed account of the interpretations of quantum mechanics and especially of the role of decoherence
Title:The Quantum WorldFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 11, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814522449

ISBN - 13:9789814522441

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