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Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Author: John Polkinghorne
ISBN 13: 9780192802521
ISBN 10: 192802526
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-07-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $11.95

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.