## Quantum Theory: A Very Short IntroductionQuantum 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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User Review - neuroklinik - LibraryThingA decent introduction to quantum theory, with some nice detail about the personalities involved in its discovery. However, the section on "further developments" felt rushed, and the mathematical ... Read full review

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User Review - Nick Gotch - GoodreadsThis book was a nice little review of quantum theory for me. It might be a little advanced for the average person's background but only in some areas. It has some nice analogies and the historical background with mentions of specific scientists and their work is good. Read full review

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