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The New Quantum Universe

The New Quantum Universe

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521564571


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  • The principles of quantum mechanics are the basis of everything in the physical world--from atoms to stars, from nuclei to lasers. Quantum paradoxes and the eventful life of Schroedinger's Cat are explained, along with the Many Universe explanation of quantum measurement in this newly revised edition. Updated throughout, the book also looks ahead to the nanotechnology revolution and describes quantum cryptography, computing and teleportation. Including an account of quantum mechanics and science fiction, this accessible book is geared to the general reader. Anthony Hey teaches at the University of Southampton, UK, and is the co-author of several books, including two with Patrick Walters, The Quantum Universe (Cambridge, 1987), and Einstein's Mirror (Cambridge , 1997). Patrick Walters is a Lecturer in Continuing Education at the University of Wales at Swansea. He co-ordinates the Physical Science Programme in DACE which includes the Astronomy Programme. His research interests include science education, and he also writes non-technical books on science for the general reader and beginning undergraduates. First Edition Pb (1987): 0-521-31845-9

    • A popular account of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics together with an up-to-date survey of its applications, from the authors of Einstein's Mirror
    • Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour images
    • First edition sold over 35,000 copies
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    "...this is an exceptionally successful popularization for the many readers who love science for its wonders..." Physics Today

    "The Quantum Universe is beautifully and prolifically illustrated...Hey and Walter's presentation of quantum physics includes a rich mix of history, basic physical ideas, and a dazzling range of applications that should appeal to a wide audience." Sky and Telescope

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521564571
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 190 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 253 b/w illus. 101 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Waves versus particles
    2. Heisenberg and uncertainty
    3. Schroedinger and matter waves
    4. Atoms and nuclei
    5. Quantum tunnelling
    6. Pauli and the elements
    7. Quantum co-operation and superfluids
    8. Quantum jumps
    9. Quantum engineering
    10. Death of a star
    11. Feynman rules
    12. Weak photons and strong glue
    13. Afterword - quantum physics and science fiction

  • Authors

    Tony Hey, University of Southampton

    Patrick Walters, University of Wales, Swansea

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