The Quantum Universe : Everything That Can Happen Does Happen, Paperback Book

The Quantum Universe : Everything That Can Happen Does Happen Paperback

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From the bestselling authors of Why does E=mc2? comes The Quantum Universe, in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, and Jeff Forshaw go on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science.

But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9780241952702

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Disappointing. The attempt to simplify some of the difficult concepts of quantum mechanics by the use of analogy only manages to confuse the reader more. Introducing clocks with one hand to represent waves and probabilty amplitudes was a big mistake, in my opinion. If this is your first introduction to quantum theory you may be discouraged from reading more. I recommend "Quantum: a guide for the perplexed" by Jim Al-Khalili.

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Good read. I enjoyed it. It explains quantum mechanics in a nice and simpke way. The authors use a model based on clocks to explain uncertainty and other quantum phenomena. The idea is neat, but I found it sometimes hard to follow.

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