Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

By: Robert Gilmore (author), Robert Gilmore (illustrator)Paperback

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In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory. Alice unusual encounters, enhanced by illustrations by Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp.

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1. Into Quantumland; 2. The Heisenberg Bank; 3. The Mechanic's Institute; 4. The Copenhagen School; 5. The Fermi-Bose Academy; 6. Virtual Reality; 7. Atoms in the Void; 8. Castle Rutherford; 9. The Particle MASSquerade; 10. The Experimental Physics Phun Phair

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780387914954
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780387914954
  • weight: 1010
  • ISBN10: 0387914951

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