In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality by John Gribbin
Book Description – In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality
Product Details Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher: Bantam Books (August 1, 1984) Language: English
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat explains quantum physics in a way that’s not only clear, but also enjoyable.
Gribbin opens with the subjects that most physics professors have just started to examine at the end of the semester: The mysterious character of light, the valence concept in Nils Bohr’s atomic model, radioactive decay, and the physics of life-defining DNA all get clear, comprehensive, and witty coverage. This book reveals the beauty and mystery that underlies everything in the universe.
Does this book claim to explain quantum physics without math? No. Math is too central to physics to be bypassed. But if you can do basic algebra, you can understand the equations in In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat. Gribbin is the physics teacher everyone should have in high school or college: kind without being a pushover, knowledgeable without being condescending, and clearly expressive without being boring. Gribbin’s book belongs on the shelf of every pre-calculus student. It also deserves a place in the library of everyone who was scared away from advanced physics prematurely.
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