From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Author||Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw|
|Subject||Physics, quantum mechanics|
|29 October 2011|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Wonders of the Universe|
|Followed by||Wonders of Life|
The book aims to provide an explanation of quantum mechanics and its impact on the modern world that is accessible to a general reader. The authors say that "our goal in writing this book is to demystify quantum theory". Starting with the concepts of wave–particle duality and a non-technical description of the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the book explains the uncertainty principle, energy levels in atoms, the physics of semi-conductors and transistors, and the Standard Model of particle physics. A more mathematical Epilogue discusses the role of quantum mechanics in models of stellar evolution, and derives the Chandrasekhar limit for the maximum mass of a stable white dwarf.
- The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen, 2011, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, ISBN 978-1-84614-432-5
- Review by Doug Johnstone, 23 October 2011, The Independent
- Review by Chrqis Cook, 28 October 2011, The Financial Times
- Review by David Kaiser, 16 November 2011, The Guardian
- Review by Manpit Kumar, 24 October 2011, The Daily Telegraph
- Review by Elmar Bergeler, 8 January 2013, Science Niblets
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.