The quantum universe (and why anything that can happen, does)
by Cox, Brian.
|Format:||Kindle Book 2012 2012|
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SummaryThe 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
ContentsSomething 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)
The modern world
Empty space isn't empty
Epilogue: the death of stars
|Publisher|| New York :Hachette Books2012
|Other Titles|| Public Library Complete.
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