Cox, Jeff Forshaw Brian THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE: EVERYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN DOES HAPPEN
Allen Lane 2011 1846144329 / 9781846144325 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of q uantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make funda mental scientific principles accessible-and fascinating-to everyone. The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pro nouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's cont ention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the "weirdness" of the quantum world, and it often leads to confusion and, frankly, bad science. The Quantum Universe cuts thr ough the Wu Li and asks what observations of the natural world made it nece ssary, how it was constructed, and why we are confident that, for all its a pparent strangeness, it is a good theory. The quantum mechanics of The Quantum Universe provide a concrete model of nature that is comparable in its essence to Newton's laws of motion, Maxwell's theory of electricity and magnetism, and Einstein's theory of relativity.