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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


  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Beneath the Surface of Things
  • 2. How Small Is Small? How Fast Is Fast?
  • 3. Meet the Leptons
  • 4. The Rest of the Extended Family
  • 5. Quantum Lumps
  • 6. Quantum Jumps
  • 7. Social and Antisocial Particles
  • 8. Clinging to Constancy
  • 9. Waves and Particles
  • 10. Pushing the Limits
  • Appendix A: Measurements and Magnitudes
  • Appendix B: The Particles
  • Appendix C: Going for the Gold
  • Appendix D: Quantum Questions
  • Index

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