Introducing Quantum Theory

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Icon Books, 2004 - Science - 175 pages
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Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which upset the logical edifice of classical physics. At the sub-atomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing (so-called non-locality), and according to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics. Introducing Quantum Theory takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's Copenhagen Interpretation - the famous dead and alive cat and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved at the beginning of the 21st century."

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McEvoy is a former research scientist and is now a science journalist.

Argentinean artist Oscar Zarate is the illustrator of Freud for Beginners and Lenin for Beginners.

Appignanesi is editorial director of Icon Books.

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