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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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. Very fun book almost complimentary to Mr. The book is a good read, but it does not teach you quantum physiics. Get to Know Us.
Many of the principles explored in this book, I have studied in high-school – Pauli’s exclusion principle, Heisenberg uncertainty, the double-slit experiments, etc. Lists What are lists? Neff rated it really liked it.
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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics
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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I say, so called, because there are no actual literary characters in this work; there is no plot; there is nothing besides physics lessons.
It made me smile, but may be a hard read for someone without any background in atomic theory. I wouldn’t recommend plodding on – read the first chapter; if the style works for you, good for you; if not, save yourself the agony and move on to a more “mathematical” book on quantum physics. Lesson after lesson after lesson dryly presented by so called characters such as the Photon, the Electron, the Classic Mechanic, the Quantum Mechanic”, etc.
Then explain such technological devices took place based on those equations? Told in the same way as Alice in Wonderland with many of the original passages re-tooled to their new purpose and a hint of FlatlandGilmore guides us through the principles of Quantum mechanics in a truly lively and fun way. To conclude, as Alice herself comments in the last line of the book: Dec 09, Aske rated it liked it.
The ‘narrative’ is even interrupted by actual block-quotes which go deeper into the lessons, and also end-of-chapter notes for additional lesson-y stuff. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? A love for learning will aluce to grow when fed with knowledge.
Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore
I bought it knowing it was seriously dated. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Aha, but Einstein didn’t see all the technological advances based on Quantum mechanics.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Einstein must be right; “God doesn’t play dice! Want to Read Currently Qn Read. It is a thrilling introduction to some essential, often difficult-to-grasp concepts about the world we inhabit.
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Great for all ages! It seems like a lot wasted potential, and that something really remarkable could’ve been done with this idea.
Check copyright status Cite this Title Alice in Quantumland: It must be mathematical tricks and no more! Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user aj at the top right of any screen. Alice in Quantum Land: This book was more proof that learning about complicated ideas can still be fun, even when you’re struggling to fully comprehend them.
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Alice unusual encounters, enhanced by illustrations by Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp. The quantumlaand to find humor in subatomic interactions is laudable.
By adapting Lewis Carroll’s well known story “Alice in Wonderland”, physicist Robert Gilmore offers an entertaining and educational look at the theoretical framework of Physics-Quantum Mechanics which seems to provide the most accurate explanations of the way things are in the physical world.
That said, this book is ambitious and in my opinion does fulfill its goals of providing a primer for a very unintuitive field. Through the allegory of Alice’s adventures and encounters, Gilmore makes the essential features of the quantum world clear and accessible Alice in Quantumland is Robert Gilmore’s amazing fantasy ride through the landscape of quantum physics – the interrelated group of theories on the nature of subatomic particles that modern scientists use to explain the physical universe.
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