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The Quantum World

Quantum Physics for Everyone

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674018327

Publication Date: 10/15/2005

Academic Trade

304 pages

6-1/8 x 8-1/2 inches

33 halftones, 52 line illustrations, 6 tables

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An excellent book—one of the best popular accounts of quantum theory I have read. Ford has a deep understanding of his demanding subject and he leavens his account with color and anecdote.—Elizabeth Sourbut, New Scientist

Ford deals with topics as difficult as granularity, quantum numbers, superposition, entanglement, and the uncertainty principle, but he uses explanations and examples that make these concepts easy to understand and quantum weirdness far less daunting.Science News

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