The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone
As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in "The Quantum World," the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an appealing account of quantum physics that will help the serious reader make sense of a science that, for all its successes, remains mysterious. In order to make the book even more suitable for classroom use, the author, assisted by Diane Goldstein, has included a new section of Quantum Questions at the back of the book. A separate answer manual to these 300+ questions is available; visit "The Quantum World" website for ordering information.
There is also a cloth edition of this book, which does not include the "Quantum Questions" included in this paperback edition.
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Review: The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone Featuring a New Section, "Quantum Questions": Quantum Physics for Everyone Featuring a New Section, Quantum QuestionsUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
Probably one of the most simply explained books on quantum physics. That said the subject matter made my head swim as everything about particle theory violates common sense and intuition. Read full review
Review: The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone Featuring a New Section, "Quantum Questions": Quantum Physics for Everyone Featuring a New Section, Quantum QuestionsUser Review - Matt Young - Goodreads
I don't care what the armchair physicists and philosophers say, you CANNOT get a feel for quantum mechanics without a prior knowledge of mathematics. Having state that, Ford does a good job giving a glimpse into this interpretation of reality. Good coverage of basic topics in QM. Read full review
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How Small Is Small? How Fast Is Fast?
Meet the Leptons
The Rest of the Extended Family
Social and Antisocial Particles
Clinging to Constancy
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Limited preview - 2005