The Quantum World

Author: Kenneth W. Ford
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674037146
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As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in "The Quantum World," the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an appealing account of quantum physics that will help the serious reader make sense of a science that, for all its successes, remains mysterious. In order to make the book even more suitable for classroom use, the author, assisted by Diane Goldstein, has included a new section of Quantum Questions at the back of the book. A separate answer manual to these 300+ questions is available; visit "The Quantum World" website for ordering information. There is also a cloth edition of this book, which does not include the "Quantum Questions" included in this paperback edition.

The Mystery Of The Quantum World

Author: Euan J. Squires
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420050508
Size: 15.74 MB
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Quantum mechanics stands as one of the most remarkable achievements of the 20th century, providing startling insight into the nature of matter and a spectacularly successful predictive theory. However, while the predictive ability of the quantum theory has been rigorously tested time and again, so that it now satisfies any criterion of reliability as a tool of scientific inquiry, fundamental difficulties remain with its interpretation. The Mystery of the Quantum World, Second Edition introduces the philosophical issues raised by the success of the quantum theory and lucidly outlines the different points of view adopted by various physicists striving to understand the meaning underlying the theories used every day. The author encourages you to see how the most successful of physical theories is relevant to issues outside physics. Revised and expanded, this edition includes a new chapter that introduces the most important of the recent developments in quantum theory. The authoritative selection of topics ensures that readers already familiar with the first edition of the book will extend their knowledge of quantum theory, and those with no previous knowledge acquire an insight into this fascinating world.

The Quantum World Unveiled By Electron Waves

Author: Akira Tonomura
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9810225105
Size: 17.73 MB
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This book emphasizes the experimental aspects of the author's own laboratory. Instead of merely presenting a dry collection of knowledge, the author unfolds to the readers his vivid experiences of enthusiasm, sheer pleasure, and yet frustrations in the course of his own research. In this way, the book aims to arouse the reader's curiosity in the strange behaviors of electrons in the microscopic world, which differ significantly from our common sense and daily experiences of the macroscopic world. The fields of physics explored in the book are quantum mechanics, superconductivity, electron microscopy, holography, magnetism, and unified theory - areas of the author's study using electron waves. A world-renowned expert in electron holography, the author promises the interested reader a fascinating ride through the quantum world of electron waves, accompanied by many colorful illustrations that delight the senses and captivate the imagination.

The Theory Of The Quantum World

Author: David Gross
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814440639
Size: 13.13 MB
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Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The 25th edition held in October 2011 in Brussels and chaired by David Gross continued this tradition and celebrated the first centennial of this illustrious series of conferences. The development and applications of quantum mechanics have always been the main threads in the history of the Solvay Conferences, hence the 25th Solvay conference gathered many of the leading figures working on a wide variety of profound problems in physics where quantum mechanical effects play a central role. The conference addressed some of the most pressing open questions in the field of physics. The proceedings contain the “rapporteur talks” which give a broad overview with unique insights by distinguished and renowned scientists. These lectures cover the seven sessions: “History and Reflections”, “Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation”, “Control of Quantum Systems”, “Quantum Condensed Matter”, “Particles and Fields”, “Quantum Gravity and String Theory” and it ended with a general discussion attempting to arrive at a synthesis. In the Solvay tradition, the proceedings also include the prepared comments to the rapporteur talks. The discussions among the participants — some of which quite lively and involving dramatically divergent points of view — have been carefully edited and are reproduced in full. Contents:History and Reflections (M Henneaux, J Heilbron and M Gell-Mann)Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation (A Aspect, A Leggett and J Preskill)Control of Quantum Systems (P Zoller, I Cirac and S Girvin)Quantum Condensed Matter (B Halperin and S Sachdev)Particles and Fields (H Georgi and F Wilczek)Quantum Gravity and String Theory (J Polchinski, J Maldacena and A Guth)General Discussion and Conclusions (D Gross, A Aspect, P Zoller, B Halperin, H Georgi and J Polchinski) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in physics. Keywords:Quantum Physics;Solvay ConferenceKey Features:Presents a broad overview of the role of quantum mechanics in contemporary physicsThe rapporteur talks, given by the leaders in the field, provide a beautiful review of the state of the art in each of the subfields discussedThe discussions — transcribed in full — provide a unique view on the thoughts of some of the most outstanding physicistsReviews: “This book does full justice to the great reputation of the Solvay Conferences. Some of the discussions are on the same topics as in the old days, many are new. It testifies that fundamental physics is still a thriving field of research.” Gerard 't Hooft Nobel Laureate “The 25th Solvay Conference had an ambitious theme: The theory of the quantum world, including foundations of quantum physics, cosmology, particle physics, condensed matter physics, quantum control and quantum simulations. It was exciting to see the strong connections between those different areas, and this excitement has been captured in these proceedings. This book documents that 100 years after the first Solvay Conference in Physics, quantum physics still poses puzzles and reveals surprises.” Wolfgang Ketterle Nobel Laureate “The 25th Solvay Conference of Physics was an extremely exciting event. It joined the tradition started by the original Solvay meetings at the beginning of the 20th century. A comprehensive overview of the status of Quantum Mechanics and its applications was presented by the world experts and the outstanding problems were discussed deeply. It is clear that this meeting will be as important and as influential as the previous Solvay meetings. The proceedings are an insightful reference about the broad range of topics that were discussed. Just like the previous proceedings, this will also be a document of historic significance.” Nathan Seiberg IAS Princeton “This was one of the most interesting meetings I attended in the last few years. I very much enjoyed being updated on current issues in particle physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity — topics that I wouldn't hear about in conferences that I typically attend. Nearly all talks were presented at an accessible level for the non-specialist, and the extended-discussion format was very informative.” David Wineland Nobel Laureate “Highly selected group of physicists, famous or very promising, were invited to assess recent advances and open problems.” RECENSIONI

A Personal Journey Into The Quantum World

Author: Jean Paul Corriveau
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440148262
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“Jean Paul Corriveau’s A Personal Journey into the Quantum World is an ambitious examination of a number of scientific ideas. The book is intelligent and well written and a prodigious accomplishment.” —BlueInk Review “Through a précis of basic physics and quantum physics, Jean Paul Corriveau’s A Personal Journey into the Quantum World presents his own unified theory. Many of the ideas he presents are original and exciting.” —Clarion Review “Equal parts physics and philosophy, Corriveau’s text aims at demystifying the theories of quantum reality and relativity. It makes for a varied and enjoyable read that will likely provoke much thought and discussion and delight readers.” —Kirkus Review