Central ideas of quantum theory presented entirely without mathematics
|Kiadó||Oxford University Press|
Author is a renowned authority in the subject, and is also known for his writings on science and religion
Accessible, concise, exciting introduction to a part of physics which has revolutionized our thinking about the world
Based on John Polkinghorne's very successful The Quantum World - now completely revised and updated
Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise
the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics,
complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed.