Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. You can still request OverDrive items from this site, and all digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

The quantum universe (and why anything that can happen, does)

by Cox, Brian.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
  Adobe EPUB ebook
  OverDrive Read
Availability: Available from OverDrive 1 of 1 copy
Available from OverDrive (1)
Summary
The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the universe? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And how - for all its apparently counter-intuitive ideas - can we be sure that the theory is good? The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has lead to some woolly pronouncements on the nature of all interconnectedness - but Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw reveal the simple and understandable theories that allow for concrete, yet astonishing, predictions about the world around us. From entangled twins to the incredible double-slit experiment, The Quantum Universe will give every reader the most up-to-date picture of that amazing subatomic world, where thousands of years of physics must be rewritten completely
Contents
Something strange is afoot
Being in two places at once
What is a particle?
Everything that can happen does happen
Movement as an illusion
The music of the atoms
The universe in a pin-head (and why we don't fall through the floor)
Interconnected
The modern world
Interaction
Empty space isn't empty
Epilogue: the death of stars

Additional Information
Subjects Quantum cosmology
Quantum theory
Science
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Hachette Books2012
2012
Other Titles Public Library Complete.
Contributors Forshaw, Jeff.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive READ
Format: Kindle Book
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Requires Amazon Kindle or Adobe Digital Editions or Adobe Digital Editions
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780306820601
0306820609
9780306902475
Other Classic View