Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, May 30, 2002 - Science - 128 pages
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Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #69)

User Review  - Ryan Cutter - Goodreads

After indulging in many texts themed around quantum mechanics, this particular book came as a relief to me. To my slight frustration many readers seem to think that this particular subject can just be ... Read full review

Review: Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #69)

User Review  - Jeff Thomas - Goodreads

As a non-scientist, and after reading many books on quantum mechanics over a period of years, I appreciated this book for its concise explanation of the different elements of Quantum theory and how ... Read full review


List of illustrations
Chapter 1Classical cracks
Chapter 2The light dawns
Chapter 3Darkening perplexities
Chapter 4Further developments
Chapter 5Togetherness
Chapter 6Lessons and meanings
Further reading
Mathematical appendix

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