The author tried to span an 'arch of knowledge' without giving in to the temptation of taking an excessively one-sided account of the subject. The weirdness and paradoxes of quantum physics are explained at an introductory level, from the first principles to modern state-of-the-art experiments. This manual also takes a look at the experiments conducted in recent decades, mostly technical approach which furnishes only superficial insight into its foundations, such as the surprising "which-way" and "quantum-erasure" experiments Additionally, colleges and universities teach quantum physics using a dry, because schools, this book is recommended to all those students and physicists who would like to look beyond the merely formal aspect and delve deeper into the meaning and essence of quantum mechanics.
Quantum Physics: an overview of a weird world: A primer on the conceptual foundations of quantum physics #ad - The central mystery of the double slit experiment and the wave-particle duality, without neglecting such main contributors as Planck, Einstein, the fuzzy world of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the 'spooky action at a distance' of quantum entanglement, the EPR paradox and much more is explained, Bohr, the weird Schrödinger's cat paradox, Feynman and others who struggled themselves to come up with the mysterious quantum realm.
A primer that the public deserves. What is this strange thing called quantum physics? what is its impact on our understanding of the world? What is ‘reality’ according to quantum physics? This book addresses these and many other questions through a step-by-step journey into this very weird world. A comprehensive introduction to the scientific principles of a complex topic in which meaning and interpretation never cease to puzzle and surprise.
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Each chapter, each section, and each page focusses solely on the goal to help you understand. Instead, it ruthlessly focusses on the fundamentals and makes sure you’ll understand them in detail. The primary focus on the readers’ needs is also visible in dozens of small features that you won’t find in any other textbookIn total, the book contains more than 100 illustrations that help you understand the most important concepts visually.
In each chapter, you’ll find fully annotated equations and calculations are done carefully step-by-step. Learning quantum mechanics doesn’t have to be hardwhat if there was a way to learn Quantum Mechanics without all the usual fluff and mystification? What if there were a book that allowed you to see the whole picture and not just tiny parts of it?Thoughts like this are the reason that No-Nonsense Quantum Mechanics now exists.
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But if quantum mechanics is correct, what seems obvious and right in our everyday world is built on foundations that don’t seem obvious or right at all—or even possible. Over the past decade it has become clear that quantum physics is less a theory about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than a theory about information and knowledge—about what can be known, and how we can know it.
Discoveries and experiments over the past few decades have called into question the meanings and limits of space and time, ultimately, cause and effect, and, of knowledge itself. An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means—and what it doesn’t.
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The atom investigates the quest to identify the smallest, most fundamental constituents of matter―and how that quest helps us to understand what everything is made of and how it all works. In this book, Jack Challoner places the atom at center stage. Illustrated in color throughout, The Atom offers clear answers to questions we have all pondered, as well as some we have never even dreamed of.
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UNDERSTANDING QUANTUM PHYSICSIndependently published #ad - To comprehend the fabolous world of quantum physics It is possible to find hundreds of books, but most of the time they are either too popular or are treated at university level. With the present exposition, i tried to deal with these themes making you understand principally the concepts, without however neglecting the rigorous mathematical formulas and demonstrations, instead, with a language that can be interpreted with mathematical and physical skills that are learned in a high school.
The present text does not claim the prerogative of being exhaustive in the interpretation of quantum theory, but it is certainly useful for acquiring notions in order to be able to understand from a scientific point of view the texts on the market of a popular nature regarding this subject and in any case creating excellent conditions for future in-depth university studies.
I thank all those who have been close to me during the writing of the present discussion and with the hope of having set the work that could be useful to those who are approaching the study of the fascinating world of Quantum Physics. I am grateful since now to those who want to propose improvements or possible suggestions.
UNDERSTANDING QUANTUM PHYSICS #ad - . After the formulations of newton and Maxwell theories, it seemed that nothing else could alter the path taken in the Physical description of natural phenomena. The principle of causality well described the electromagnetic phenomena and the motion of celestial bodies, from a deterministic point of view. With the formulation of the theory of relativity, Einstein continued the path of description of the phenomena in motion even at speeds comparable to the one of light.
The change began with the in-depth and studies at the atomic level where, however, Planck, Bohr and Einstein abandoned the concept of continuity in favor of the introduction of the matter's quantization, continuing to interpret the phenomena always with a classical foundation.
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If we are to have any hope of completing the revolution that Einstein began nearly a century ago, we must go beyond quantum mechanics to find a theory that will give us a complete description of nature. Along the way, he illuminates the existing theories that might solve these problems, guiding us towards a vision of the quantum that embraces common sense realism.
A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physicsQuantum physics is the golden child of modern science. In this vibrant and accessible book, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents.
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It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials. In einstein's unfinished revolution, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin provocatively argues that the problems which have bedeviled quantum physics since its inception are unsolved and unsolvable, for the simple reason that the theory is incomplete.
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What will you learn from this book?get to know all fundamental mechanics concepts — Grasp why we can describe classical mechanics using the Lagrangian formalism, the Newtonian formalism, or the Hamiltonian formalism and how these frameworks are connected. Learn to describe classical mechanics mathematically — Understand the meaning and origin of the most important equations: Newton's second law, the Euler-Lagrange equation and Hamilton's equations.
Master the most important classical mechanics systems — Read fully annotated, step-by-step calculations and understand the general algorithm we use to describe them. Get an understanding you can be proud of — learn about beautiful and deep insights like Noether's theorem or Liouville's theorem and how classical mechanics emerges in a proper limit of special relativity, quantum mechanics and general relativity.
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Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic.
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Through two doors at Once is the most fantastic voyage you can take. Basic Books AZ. Richard feynman held that the double slit embodies the central mystery of the quantum world. One of smithsonian's favorite books of 2018one of forbes's 2018 best books about astronomy, physics and MathematicsOne of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018 The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later.
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Bernhardt introduces the basic unit of quantum computing, he says, and explains how the qubit can be measured; discusses entanglement―which, the qubit, is easier to describe mathematically than verbally―and what it means when two qubits are entangled citing Einstein's characterization of what happens when the measurement of one entangled qubit affects the second as “spooky action at a distance”; and introduces quantum cryptography.
An accessible introduction to an exciting new area in computation, explaining such topics as qubits, entanglement, and quantum teleportation for the general reader. Quantum computing is a beautiful fusion of quantum physics and computer science, incorporating some of the most stunning ideas from twentieth-century physics into an entirely new way of thinking about computation.
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From applications like data encryption and quantum computing to principles and concepts like "quantum nonlocality" and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know is a wide-reaching introduction to a nearly ubiquitous scientific topic. Its application continues to be fundamental in the investigation of the most expansive questions related to our world and the universe.
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Raymer distills the basic principles of such an abstract field, and addresses the many ways quantum physics is a key factor in today's science and beyond. However, once their predictions were compared to the results of experiments in the real world, it became clear that the principles of classical physics and mechanics were far from capable of explaining phenomena on the atomic scale.
Today, quantum physics is everywhere: it explains how our computers work, how lasers transmit information across the Internet, and allows scientists to predict accurately the behavior of nearly every particle in nature. In quantum physics: what Everyone Needs to Know, quantum physicist Michael G.