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Quantum Mechanics

Code: NAT0712
Auteurs: Leonard Susskind& Art Friedman
ISBN: 9780141977812
Uitgever: Penguin Radom House
Uitgegeven: 2014
Taal: Engels
Korte beschrijving: This one-of-a-kind introduction to the strange world of quantum mechanics by world-class physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman is the ultimate master class in physics. In this brilliant follow-up to the international bestseller The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman explore the mathematical fundamentals of this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the counter-intuitive behavior of sub-atomic objects. They provide lively and clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and include exercises to ensure mastery of these fields in each chapter. Unlike most other popular physics books which shy away from the maths that is essential to any real understanding of the subject, Susskind and Friedman teach the skills you need to do physics yourself, offering a practical toolkit for the amateur scientist.

Like The Theoretical Minimum, Quantum Mechanicsis a book for anyone who ever regretted not taking physics at university, who knows a little but would like to know more - or who simply wants to learn how to think like a physicist.

Praise for Classical Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum:
'So what do you do if you enjoyed science at school or college but ended up with a different career and are still wondering what makes the universe tick? . . . The Theoretical Minimumis the book for you . . . In this neat little book the authors aim to provide the minimum amount of knowledge you need about classical physics . . . to gain some real understanding of the world . . . It almost makes you think you could have been a Newton yourself.' John Gribbin