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Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible...

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Exact title of the book
Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Book series
Very Short Introductions
Book author
John C. Polkinghorne
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
113 pages
Language
English
Published
2002 by Oxford University Press
File size (in PDF)
452 kB
Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries.

The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. This volume offers the reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.