Alice in Quantumland: an allegory of quantum physics / Robert Gilmore p. cm The Quantumland in which Alice travels is rather like a theme park in which . Alice is about to enter a whole new Wonderland. It’s Quantumland–a kind of intellectual amusement park, smaller than an atom, where each attraction. In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a.
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Examples and end-of-chapter notes were provided to help what was described. Words as unrelated as Up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm are types of properties of a particle. Not-so-Grimm tales of cosmology Paperback. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Mar 12, Viji Bookish endeavors rated it really liked it Shelves: End of chapter notes help explain the science behind the story, making it more accessible to someone with a basic science background.
Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore
Quotes from Alice in Quantuml Particles exist before they have been caused, and then travel back in time to collide with their respective anti-particles to die – causing the particles to appear like an anti-particles after the collisions for sometime.
These 2 locations in Queensland: English Choose a language for shopping. At least, I’m certain that my high-school physics teacher would have marked such an equation incorrect if I had submitted it to her. Now I am as confused as Alice was throughout this book. That said, this book is ambitious and in my opinion does fulfill its goals of providing a primer for a very unintuitive field. Strathfield Council Library Service.
We find Alice on a dull, rainy alcie as she watches uninteresting TV programs which leads her to daydream about doing something interesting. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Read more Read less. The New World of Mr Tompkins: Published July 21st by Copernicus Books first published The University of Queensland. Not-so-Grimm tales of cosmology. Well, in a fictional way. Uncertainty, Pauli exclusion, virtual reality and many other quantum phenomena were explain ;hysics this book.
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We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. I highly recommend for parents, teachers, adults and children! Told in the phyaics way as Alice in Wonderland with many of the original passages re-tooled to their wuantum purpose and a hint of FlatlandGilmore guides us through the principles of Quantum mechanics in a truly lively and fun way. I wanted so badly to understand Quatam Mechanics and heard of this book on an archived episode of Science Friday with Ira Plato.
The book is a good read, but it does not teach you quantum physics. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I ‘ll definitely check this book a Robert Gilmore does a wonderful job explaining basic quantum physics through Alice ‘s famous journey in wonderland in such an efficient way, even those with no theoretical background such as myself can grasp its basic principleswhile also keeping the story itself fun and interesting.
It made me smile, but may be a hard read for someone without any background in atomic theory. Read for the challenge prompts – Member’s Task Reading Challenge – Read a book about quantum physics or about nuclear physics.
Login to add to list. Classic book and great explanations of tough concepts. An Allegory of Quantum Physics Great for all ages! Kids can take the logic puzzles and symbolism at face value to enrich the story without becoming confused. It is very odd because of the way things work in such a counter-intuitive manner, yet experimentation agrees with it’s predictions. Atoms in the Void. Robert Gilmore does a wonderful job explaining basic quantum physics through Alice ‘s famous journey in wonderland in such an efficient way, even those with no theoretical background such as myself can grasp its basic principleswhile also keeping the story itself fun and interesting.
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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics
Uncertainty, Pauli exclusion, virtual reality and many other quantum One of the best books about science I have physicd read. This book is just great, it’s just what I wish I cold do, see the electrons and protons and quarks and all the atoms interacting and see how it is.
None of your libraries hold this item. In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory.
Cosi’, per omaggiare un libro che ha quasi segnato la mia vita scolastica ed universitaria, ho deciso di rileggerlo The book’s end-of-chapter notes may turn kids off with their wordiness, but I actually advise readers to skip them entirely and read the book with Wikipedia or Google close at hand.
I think it’s helpful to understand at least a little about the subject because if you’re interested in books written about the Universe, different aspects of this topic tend to come up fairly often.
Alice in Quantumland is an allegory about quantum physics. E non vi preoccupate se sentite che vi sta sfuggendo qualcosa. Lesson after lesson after lesson dryly presented by so called characters such as the Photon, the Electron, the Classic Mechanic, the Quantum Mechanic”, etc.
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