The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics
By (author) Daniel F. Styer
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Strange World of Quantum Mechanics by Daniel F. Styer
Book DescriptionThis is an exceptionally accessible, accurate, and non-technical introduction to quantum mechanics. After briefly summarizing the differences between classical and quantum behaviour, this engaging account considers the Stern-Gerlach experiment and its implications, treats the concepts of probability, and then discusses the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox and Bell's theorem. Quantal interference and the concept of amplitudes are introduced and the link revealed between probabilities and the interference of amplitudes. Quantal amplitude is employed to describe interference effects. Final chapters explore exciting new developments in quantum computation and cryptography, discover the unexpected behaviour of a quantal bouncing-ball, and tackle the challenge of describing a particle with no position. Thought-provoking problems and suggestions for further reading are included. Suitable for use as a course text, The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics enables students to develop a genuine understanding of the domain of the very small. It will also appeal to general readers seeking intellectual adventure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521667807
(247mm x 174mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The appendixes provide helpful hints, basic answers to the sample problems, and materials to stimulate further exploration.
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An exceptionally accessible, accurate and non-technical introduction to the core concepts of quantum mechanics.
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