The Quantum World
Quantum Physics for Everyone Featuring a New Section, "Quantum Questions"
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Quantum World by Kenneth W. Ford
Book DescriptionAs 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 20th 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 response to the enthusiastic reception from physics teachers, Ford has also included a new section of Quantum Questions at the back of the book. The author will also publish a separate answer manual to these 300 questions that will be available to educators.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018327
(216mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth W. Ford
101 Quantum Questions, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Kenneth W. Ford
This reader-friendly, richly illustrated book provides an engaging overview of quantum physics, from "big ideas" like probability and uncertainty and conservation laws to the behavior of quarks and photons and neutrinos, and on to explanations of how a laser works and why black holes evaporate.
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Author Biography - Kenneth W. Ford
Kenneth W. Ford, retired director of the American Institute of Physics, is co-author of Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics.
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