Quantum Physics: A Beginner's Guide

Quantum Physics: A Beginner's Guide

by Alastair Rae

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Overview

From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851683697
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Series: Beginner's Guides
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 755,277
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alastair Rae is the editor of The European Journal of Physics and was until his recent retirement, Reader in Quantum Physics at the University of Birmingham. His Quantum Mechanics, now in its second edition, has become a standard undergraduate text on the subject, and his book on the philosophical implications of quantum theory, Quantum Physics: Illusion or Reality? , is in its fourth edition and has been translated into six different languages.

Table of Contents

1. Quantum physics is not rocket science
2. Waves and particles
3. Power from the quantum
4. Metals and insulators
5. Semiconductors and computer chips
6. Superconductivity
7. Spic doctoring
8. What does it all mean?
9. Conclusions

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