The Meaning of Quantum Theory: A Guide for Students of Chemistry and Physics
by Jim Baggott
Why is quantum theory so difficult to understand? In this book, written for both undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry and physics, the author looks at the continuing debate about the meaning of quantum theory. The historical development of the theory is traced from the turn of the century through to the 1930s, and the famous debate between Niels Bohr and Albert...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 16th 1992 by OUP Oxford
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In this book, Jim Baggott delivers a concise review of some of the basic tenets of quantum theory and then develops the theory further to demonstrate some of the oddness that quantum mechanics predicts including Bell's inequality and the problem of quantum entanglement. The book is supposed to be geared toward someone who has just finished an undergraduate course in quantum mechanics, but is probably accessible most readily by someone with a more thorough understanding of the subject than just a...more
I could read this a million times and not quite understand so yes, it's a great book. The beauty of quantum theory, string theory and multiple dimensions is the ever possible mystery that defies what we all think, or claim, to know. I'm a big fan of the unknown, it keeps us guessing. Pick it up and have a go!
Jim Baggott completed his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford and his postgraduate research at Stanford University.More about Jim Baggott...