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What Is Quantum Mechanics?: A Physics Adventure
What is Quantum Mechanics? A Physics Adventure comprehensively traces the historical development of quantum mechanics, treating a complex subject in a light-hearted, user-friendly manner. It not only introduces the reader to the concepts of quantum mechanics, but also tells the story behind the theories. It is easy to understand for beginners because it was written by peop ...more
Paperback, 566 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Language Research Foundation
(first published 1995)
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Jun 11, 2016 Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it
Very good resource for understanding Quantum Mechanics at the college level. It will explain development of QM up through Schoedinger's wave mechanics. Does not cover Quantum Field Theory as that is a later development of the thirties and forties and is taught at the Graduate level. Very gentle as it gets you up to speed on the original QM of the 1920s. definitely recommended to physics enthusiasts who want to go beyond popularizations.
Feb 05, 2008 Azeem rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Math/Physics Enthusiasts
This book is a great way to learn about quantum mechanics from people that aren't experts. They start with the basics and go into the detailed math with lots of steps in between. Not for everyone, but you don't need to be a math genius to get what is being explained. The focus is mainly on how the various scientists, from Planck and Einstein to Heisenberg and Schroedinger, developed the language of quantum mechanics to explain the nature of light and the electron. Plus there are lots of fun comi ...more