You know all about Schrödinger’s cat, but how about his equation? How do lasers, transistors and electron microscopes work? What are the perils of renormalization? What makes a fluid a superfluid? And what will a quantum computer be capable of? Discover the history of some of science’s greatest discoveries and ponder the future of physics and technology with this fascinating guide to quantum theory. 30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mindbendingly mysterious area of physics, introducing the 50 most significant quantum quandaries and ideas. At a time when 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 enough to talk with certainty about Uncertainty Principle and to untangle the mysteries of quantum entanglement.
About the Author
Editor Brian Clegg read Natural Sciences, focusing on experimental physics, at Cambridge University. He has written for Nature, the Times, and the Wall Street Journal and lectured at Oxford, Cambridge and the Royal Institution. His publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine, and he is the editor of the science book review site www. popularscience.co.uk.
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I opened the book to the chapter on Quantum Computing. It had misspelled "qubit" as "cubit" three times (and then got it right 2 times) and had an incorrect example for binary numbers (0-7 using four bits - when in fact only three are necessary). This belies the fact that chapter author Alexander Hellemans didn't do his research AND book editor Brian Clegg didn't do his job as editor. This was only the first page I read. I haven't read the rest as the authors have no credibility with me. Hellemans is apparently a freelance science writer from Belgium. Clegg is a noted author. Neither list 30-Second Quantum Physics in their Wikipedia/LinkedIn. For good reason.