The quantum zoo: a tourist's guide to the neverending universe

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Joseph Henry Press, 2006 - 200 Seiten
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Two towering achievements of modern physics, quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity together explain virtually everything about the world we live in. Almost a century after the dramatic paradigm shift brought about by these theories, most people still don't feel comfortable with the essential principles underlying them. But if you think that the marvels of modern physics have passed you by, it really isn't too late. Author Marcus Chown makes quantum physics and relativity not only painless, but fun.
The Quantum Zoo allows us to stroll the world of cutting-edge physics. We observe the Universe's most incredible phenomena from a safe distance. Finally tamed into submission, both quantum theory and relativity gradually lose their ferocity so that they can be understood - and fully appreciated - by all.

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Review: The Quantum Zoo: A Tourist's Guide to the Neverending Universe

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How many of these 5 statements are false: -There is a liquid that can run uphill -You age faster at the top of a building than at the bottom -The entire human race would fit in the volume of a sugar ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Quantum Zoo: A Tourist's Guide to the Neverending Universe

Nutzerbericht  - Kelly Wang - Goodreads

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The Schizophrenic Atom
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Über den Autor (2006)

Marcus Chown, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, is Cosmology Consultant for the weekly science magazine New Scientist. Formerly a radio astronomer at Cal Tech, he is the author of Afterglow of Creation and The Magic Furnace (OUP). He lives in England.

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