Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics - The Ladybird Expert Series

Hardback (26 Jan 2017) | English

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Synopsis

What is quantum mechanics? Learn from the experts in the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES

A clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small.

Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Quantum Mechanics explores all the key players, breakthroughs, controversies and unanswered questions of the quantum world.

You'll discover:
- How the sun shines
- Why light is both a wave and a particle
- The certainty of the Uncertainty Principle
- Schrodinger's Cat
- Einstein's spooky action
- How to build a quantum computer
- Why quantum mechanics drives even its experts completely crazy

'Jim Al-Khalili has done an admirable job of condensing the ideas of quantum physics from Max Planck to the possibilities of quantum computers into brisk, straightforward English' THE TIMES

Learn about other topics in the Ladybird Experts series including The Big Bang, Gravity, Climate Change and Evolution.

Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

About the Publisher

Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780718186272
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Michael Joseph
Pub date:
DEWEY: 530.12
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 128g
Height: 179mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 9mm