30-Second Quantum Theory (Hardback)

The 50 most thought-provoking quantum concepts, each explained in half a minute

Brian Clegg, Philip Ball, Leon Clifford, Frank Close, Sophie Hebden, Alexander Hellemans, Sharon Ann Holgate, Andrew May

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The bestselling 30-Second… series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand.

Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds.

30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mindbendingly mysterious area of physics, introducing the 50 most significant quantum quandaries and ideas. In a world where the quantum physics of electronics is an everyday essential and new quantum developments make headline news, you will visit Parallel Worlds, ride Wave Theory, and learn just enough to talk with certainty about Uncertainty Theory and to untangle the mysteries of quantum entanglement.

Brian Clegg is a science journalist and author whose numerous books include Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You, Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide, Dice World and The Quantum Age, all published by Icon. He also runs popularscience.co.uk

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ISBN: 9781848316669

Price: GBP 12.99

Pages: 160

Publication date: 03-07-2014


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