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The Quantum World

Princeton Science Library

By John Polkinghorne

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Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 January 1986
In paperback for the first time, this compact volume presents quantum mechanics for the general reader. It offers a lucid description of the intellectual challenges and disagreements in the study of the behavior of atomic and sub-atomic particles--a field that has completely changed our view of the physical world, but that is still the subject of unresolved debate about its own fundamental interpretation. The work is accessible to those with no background in higher mathematics, but will also interest readers who have a more specialized knowledge of scientific topics. The author has spent most of his working life as a theoretical elementary particle physicist and from 1968 to 1979 was Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge. In 1979 he resigned to train for the ministry of the Church of England, and he is now an ordained priest. Here he describes a theory that has been spectacularly successful in predicting the behavior of objects the size of atoms and smaller but that has aroused conflicting views about the nature of reality and the degree of independence between the world around us and ourselves as observers.


"[Polkinghorne] offers much insight in this thoroughly delightful little book into the nature of the conceptual problems at the heart of the twentieth century's most successful theory... I wholeheartedly recommend The Quantum World..."--Tony Hey, New Scientist "A delightful book, written at a popular level but without any misleading over-simplification."--Roger Penrose, The Times Higher Education Supplement "The author's life as well as his oeuvre, especially this lovely little book, bear testimony to the fact that ... science and nature can coexist in harmonious complementarity."--Abraham Pais, Nature

EAN: 9780691023885
ISBN: 0691023883
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Dimensions: 21.51 x 13.92 x 0.91 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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