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Around 1900, physicists started to discover particles like electrons, protons, and neutrons, and with these discoveries they believed they could predict the internal behavior of the atom. 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. With this realization came the advent of quantum
physics, one of the most important intellectual movements in human history.

Today, quantum physics is everywhere: it explains how our computers work, how radios transmit sound, and allows scientists to predict accurately the behavior of nearly every particle in nature. Its application led to the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson, and continues to be fundamental in the investigation of the broadest and most expansive questions related to our world and the universe. However, while the field and principles of quantum physics are known to have nearly limitless
applications, the reasons why this is the case are far less understood. In "Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know," Michael Raymer distills the basic principles of such an abstract field, and addresses the many ways quantum physics is a key factor in today's scientific climate and beyond. The book
tackles questions as broad as the definition of a quantum state and as specific and timely as why the British government plans to spend 270 million GBP on quantum technology research in the next five years. Raymer's list of topics is diverse, and showcases the sheer range of questions and ideas in which quantum physics is involved. From applications like data encryption and micro-circuitry to principles and concepts like Absolute Zero and Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle, "Quantum Physics:
What Everyone Needs to Know" is wide-reaching introduction to a nearly ubiquitous scientific topic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 22mm | 394g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 30
  • 0190250712
  • 9780190250713
  • 83,370

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - What is Quantum Physics?
Chapter 2 - Quantum Measurement and Its Consequences
Chapter 3 - Quantum Data Encryption
Chapter 4 - Quantum Behavior and Its Description
Chapter 5 - Sensing Gravity with Quantum Interference
Chapter 6 - Quantum Possibilities as Waves
Chapter 7 - Milestones and a Fork in the Road
Chapter 8 - The End of Local Realism As a World View
Chapter 9 - Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation
Chapter 10- Quantum Computing
Chapter 11 - Energy Quantization and Atoms
Chapter 12 - Sensing Time, Motion, and Gravity with Quantum Technology
Chapter 13 - Quantum Fields
Chapter 14 - Lingering Questions and Awkwardness
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...quantum physics works: we may not fully understand it, but we can at least begin to understand it and see how it will become increasingly used in our lives, and here Michael Raymer's book can help us. Jonathan Cowie, Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation
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...quantum physics works: we may not fully understand it, but we can at least begin to understand it and see how it will become increasingly used in our lives, and here Michael Raymer's book can help us. * Jonathan Cowie, Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation * I highly recommend Quantum Physics for its content and price to everyone. * Reva Garg, Optics & Photonics News *
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About Michael Raymer

Dr. Mike Raymer is the Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Physics, University of Oregon.
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