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The Complete Idiot s Guide to String Theory

The Complete Idiot s Guide to String Theory Author George Musser
ISBN-10 1592577024
Release 2008
Pages 334
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Looks at the scientific concepts and principles behind a "theory of everything," a set of laws of physics that can explain everything from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole, and their implications for the world of science as a whole. Original.



Idiot s Guides Quantum Physics

Idiot s Guides  Quantum Physics Author Marc Humphrey PhD
ISBN-10 9781615643622
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 352
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Quantum physics explores the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller levels. Idiot's Guides: Quantum Physics makes this very complex topic easy to understand. It skips the complicated math and dives right into all the concepts, paradoxes, thought experiments, and implications that make quantum mechacs so fascinating to armchair science buffs. Topics covered include: - Quantum vs. classical physics - A look at the smallest known particles - How the tiniest particles behave both as particles and waves - The famous double-slit experiment - Quantum wave function - The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle - How particles can be in multiple places at once - Quantum entanglement - The Schrodinger's cat thought experiment - Competing interpretations of quantum physics - The Copenhagen interpretation and need for an observer - The role of consciousness in quantum theory - The Many Worlds interpretation and parallel universes - Building a quantum computer - Quantum gravity and the search for a theory of everything



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Einstein

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Einstein Author Gary Moring
ISBN-10 1592571859
Release 2004
Pages 404
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Offer a basic introduction to physics and explains Einstein's scientific theories in laymen's terms, including his theory of general relativity and exploration of quantum mechanics.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Physics

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Physics Author Johnnie T. Dennis
ISBN-10 159257081X
Release 2003
Pages 364
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Intended for high school and college students required to take at least one physics course, this book offers an easy-to-understand, comprehensive companion to their school textbooks that brings real-world relevance, and even a touch of fun, to Einstein's favorite subject.



Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics Author Alastair Rae
ISBN-10 9781780740478
Release 2005-07-01
Pages 240
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From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Quantum Physics

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Quantum Physics Author Peter Gwynne
ISBN-10 1615640851
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 336
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A former science editor for Newsweek offers simple explanations of the concepts behind quantum mechanics, a branch of physics which uses a mathematical structure called a wave function to describe physical systems. Original. 12,000 first printing.



Quantum Physics For Dummies

Quantum Physics For Dummies Author Steven Holzner
ISBN-10 9781118460863
Release 2012-08-20
Pages 336
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Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams. Coverage includes: The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications The Foundations of Quantum Physics Vector Notation Spin Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more Your plain-English guide to understanding and working with the micro world Quantum physics — also called quantum mechanics or quantum field theory — can be daunting for even the most dedicated student or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly, concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable and accessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it's packed with fully explained examples to help you tackle the tricky equations like a pro! Compatible with any classroom course — study at your own pace and prepare for graduate or professional exams Your journey begins here — understand what quantum physics is and what kinds of problems it can solve Know the basic math — from state vectors to quantum matrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed Put quantum physics to work — make sense of Schrödinger's equation and handle particles bound in square wells and harmonic oscillators Solve problems in three dimensions — use the full operators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find the natural wave functions of a system Discover the latest research — learn the cutting-edge quantum physics theories that aim to explain the universe itself



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Theories of the Universe

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Theories of the Universe Author Gary Moring
ISBN-10 0028642422
Release 2002
Pages 358
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Looks at religious, philosophical, and scientific theories surrounding the nature and origin of the universe, covering such topics as the Big bang theory, general relativity, quantum theory, evolution, and creationism.



String Theory For Dummies

String Theory For Dummies Author Andrew Zimmerman Jones
ISBN-10 9780470467244
Release 2009-11-16
Pages 364
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An accessible introduction to the mathematical "theory of everything" explains its consideration of ten or more dimensions in an attempt to define the basic nature of matter and energy, evaluating its hypotheses and predictions while considering the positions of its supporters and detractors. Original.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Akashic Record

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Akashic Record Author Colin Andrews
ISBN-10 9781101197981
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 336
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The universal consciousness is an open book to those willing to explore it. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Akashic leads readers on a journey into their personal past, present, and future, learning the fundamentals of the Akasha - a Hindu word variously translated as sky or space - and howto use the Record to explore their hidden past, heal old wounds, live an authentic life in the present and affect the future. - Explores cutting edge aspects of Body/Mind/Spirit -universal consciousness, synchronicity, energy fields, and more - How to decode the Akashic Record through meditation, visualization, and lucid dreaming techniques that anyone can learn



Quantum Physics For Beginners

Quantum Physics For Beginners Author Jason Stephenson
ISBN-10 9781681274393
Release 2015-01-26
Pages 36
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We may have lived knowing that the world around us operates in a way as if we observe them to be. This knowledge of how the universe operates, based primarily of our observations, has enabled us to predict actions and motions and allowed us to build machines and equipments that have made our lives easier and more enjoyable. The field that allowed us to do that is classical physics. The world, however, is advancing and our knowledge of how things are expands over time. We have discovered in the last few decades that these sets of rules that we have devised can perfectly describe the large-scale world but cannot accurately define the behaviors of particles in the microscopic world. This necessitated another field to explain the different behavior in the microscopic world: quantum physics.



Spooky Action at a Distance

Spooky Action at a Distance Author George Musser
ISBN-10 9780374713553
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 304
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Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study.” —John Gribbin, The Wall Street Journal “An endlessly surprising foray into the current mother of physics' many knotty mysteries, the solving of which may unveil the weirdness of quantum particles, black holes, and the essential unity of nature.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality-the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be. It appears to be almost magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't come to terms with it, describing it as "spooky action at a distance." More recently, the mystery has deepened as other forms of nonlocality have been uncovered. This strange occurrence, which has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, and even the workings of gravity, holds the potential to undermine our most basic understandings of physical reality. If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it? In Spooky Action at a Distance, George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to explain it. Musser guides us on an epic journey into the lives of experimental physicists observing particles acting in tandem, astronomers finding galaxies that look statistically identical, and cosmologists hoping to unravel the paradoxes surrounding the big bang. He traces the often contentious debates over nonlocality through major discoveries and disruptions of the twentieth century and shows how scientists faced with the same undisputed experimental evidence develop wildly different explanations for that evidence. Their conclusions challenge our understanding of not only space and time but also the origins of the universe-and they suggest a new grand unified theory of physics. Delightfully readable, Spooky Action at a Distance is a mind-bending voyage to the frontiers of modern physics that will change the way we think about reality.



Physics Made Simple

Physics Made Simple Author Christopher Gordon De Pree, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0307434540
Release 2010-03-31
Pages 208
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Understand the rules that make the universe run. Understanding the laws of physics is essential for all scientific studies, but many students are intimidated by their complexities. This completely revised and updated book makes it easy to understand the most important principles. From the physics of the everyday world to the theory of relativity, PHYSICS MADE SIMPLE covers it all. Each chapter is introduced by anecdotes that directly apply the concepts to contemporary life and ends with practice problems—with complete solutions—to reinforce the concepts. Humorous illustrations and stories complete the text, making it not only easy but fun to learn this important science. Topics covered include: *force *motion *energy *waves *electricity and magnetism *the atom *quantum physics *relativity *spectroscopy *particle physics Look for these Made Simple titles Accounting Made Simple Arithmetic Made Simple Astronomy Made Simple Biology Made Simple Bookkeeping Made Simple Business Letters Made Simple Chemistry Made Simple English Made Simple Earth Science Made Simple French Made Simple German Made Simple Ingles Hecho Facil Investing Made Simple Italian Made Simple Keyboarding Made Simple Latin Made Simple Learning English Made Simple Mathematics Made Simple The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple Philosophy Made Simple Psychology Made Simple Sign Language Made Simple Spelling Made Simple Statistics Made Simple Your Small Business Made Simple www.broadwaybooks.com



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Physics

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Physics Author Johnnie T. Dennis
ISBN-10 159257081X
Release 2003
Pages 364
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Intended for high school and college students required to take at least one physics course, this book offers an easy-to-understand, comprehensive companion to their school textbooks that brings real-world relevance, and even a touch of fun, to Einstein's favorite subject.



The Quantum Zoo

The Quantum Zoo Author Marcus Chown
ISBN-10 9780309096225
Release 2006-03-29
Pages 201
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The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything about the world we live in. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven't the slightest clue what either is about. Did you know that there's so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor? And did you realize that 1% of the static on a TV tuned between stations is the relic of the Big Bang? These and many other remarkable facts about the world are direct consequences of quantum physics and relativity. Quantum theory has literally made the modern world possible. Not only has it given us lasers, computers, and nuclear reactors, but it has provided an explanation of why the sun shines and why the ground beneath our feet is solid. Despite this, however, quantum theory and relativity remain a patchwork of fragmented ideas, vaguely understood at best and often utterly mysterious. They have even gained a reputation of being beyond the understanding of the average person. Author Marcus Chown emphatically disagrees. As Einstein himself said, "Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone." If you think that the marvels of modern physics have passed you by, it is not too late. In Chown's capable hands, quantum physics and relativity are not only painless but downright fun. So sit back, relax, and get comfortable as an adept and experienced science communicator brings you quickly up to speed on some of the greatest ideas in the history of human thought.



How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog Author Chad Orzel
ISBN-10 9781780740966
Release 2010-01-10
Pages 304
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In this international bestseller, Orzel explains the key theories of quantum physics, taking his dog Emmy’s anarchic behaviour as a starting point. Could she use quantum tunnelling to get through the neighbour’s fence? How about diffracting round a tree to chase squirrels? From quarks and gluons to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, this is a uniquely entertaining way to unlock the secrets of the universe.



Quantum Physics for Beginners

Quantum Physics for Beginners Author Zbigniew Ficek
ISBN-10 9781315361277
Release 2017-03-03
Pages 340
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The textbook covers the background theory of various effects discussed from first principles, as clearly as possible, to introduce students to the main ideas of quantum physics and to teach the basic mathematical methods and techniques used in the fields of advanced quantum physics, atomic physics, laser physics, nanotechnology, quantum chemistry, and theoretical mathematics. Many of the predictions of quantum physics appear to be contrary to our intuitive perceptions, and the student will learn how it comes about that microscopic objects (particles) behave in unusual ways that are called quantum effects, what we mean by quantum, and where this idea came from. The textbook is supplemented with Problems and Solutions in Quantum Physics, which contains a wide range of tutorial problems from simple confidence builders to fairly challenging problems that provide adequate understanding of the basic concepts of quantum physics.