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The Quantum Universe: And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Da Capo Pr
Publication date June 4, 2013
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780306821448
ISBN-10 0306821443
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Other format details sci/tech
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In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessible—and fascinating—to everyone.

The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pronouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's contention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the “weirdness” of the quantum world, and it often leads to confusion and, frankly, bad science. The Quantum Universe cuts through the Wu Li and asks what observations of the natural world made it necessary, how it was constructed, and why we are confident that, for all its apparent strangeness, it is a good theory.

The quantum mechanics of The Quantum Universe provide a concrete model of nature that is comparable in its essence to Newton's laws of motion, Maxwell's theory of electricity and magnetism, and Einstein's theory of relativity.



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Hardcover
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from Da Capo Pr (January 31, 2012)
9780306819643 | details & prices | 255 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $25.00
About: In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2?
Paperback
Book cover for 9780306821448
 
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from Da Capo Pr (June 4, 2013); titled "The Quantum Universe: And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does"
9780306821448 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.99
About: In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2?
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781611745863
 
Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (January 31, 2012)
9781611745863 | details & prices | List price $29.95

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