30-Second Quantum Theory

30-Second Quantum Theory

The 50 most thought-provoking quantum concepts, each explained in half a minute

by Brian CleggAlexander Hellemans Leon Clifford and others

Hardback Publication Date: 03/07/2014

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The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand.

Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds.

30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mindbendingly mysterious area of physics, introducing the 50 most significant quantum quandaries and ideas. In a world where the quantum physics of electronics is an everyday essential and new quantum developments make headline news, you will visit Parallel Worlds, ride Wave Theory, and learn just enough to talk with certainty about Uncertainty Theory and to untangle the mysteries of quantum entanglement.
ISBN:
9781848316669
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
03-07-2014
Language:
English
Series:
30-Second
Publisher:
Icon Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
160
Dimensions (mm):
237x187mm
Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg, consultant editor, has written for Nature, The Times and The Wall Street Journal and has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Institution.

He is editor of the book review site www.popularscience.co.uk, and his publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine.

Philip Ball

Philip Ball writes regularly in the scientific and popular media and worked for many years as an editor for physical sciences at Nature. His books cover a wide range of scientific and cultural phenomena, and include Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another (winner of the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books), The Music Instinct, Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, Serving The Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Science Under Hitler and Invisible: The History of the Unseen from Plato to Particle Physics.

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