New Quantum Universe

ISBN-10: 0521564573

ISBN-13: 9780521564571

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Description: Following the success of The Quantum Universe, first published in 1987, a host of exciting new discoveries have been made in the field of quantum mechanics. The New Quantum Universe provides an up-to-date and accessible introduction to the essential ideas of quantum physics, and demonstrates how it affects our everyday life. Quantum mechanics gives an understanding of not only atoms and nuclei, but also all the elements and even the stars. The book explains quantum paradoxes and the eventful life of Schroedinger's Cat, along with the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox and Bell's Inequality. It then looks ahead to the nanotechnology revolution, describing quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum teleportation, and ends with an account of quantum mechanics and science fiction. Using simple non-mathematical language, this book is suitable for final-year school students, science undergraduates, and anyone wishing to appreciate how physics allows the new technologies that are changing our lives.

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 7.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Tony Hey is Vice President of Microsoft Research and has published over 150 research papers on particle physics, computer science and multi-disciplinary eScience. He is the co-author, with Ian Aitchison, of the graduate textbook Gauge Theories in Particle Physics (4th edition) and co-editor of Richard Feynman's Lectures on Computation. He is also co-author of popular science books on quantum mechanics and relativity, The New Quantum Universe and Einstein's Mirror. Most recently, he co-edited The Fourth Paradigm, a book about eScience and the new era of data-intensive science.

Patrick Walters is a Senior Lecturer in the Adult Continuing Education Department at the University of Swansea. Previous books by these authors include The Quantum Universe and Einstein's Mirror.

Preface
Prologue
Route map
Waves versus particles
Science and experiment
Light and quantum mechanics
The double-slit experiment
Heisenberg and uncertainty
Watching electrons
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
Uncertainty and photography
Feynman's quantum paths
Fractals: a mathematical curiosity
Schrodinger and matter waves
De Broglie's matter waves
Schrodinger's equation
Electron and neutron optics
Atoms and nuclei
Rutherford's nuclear atom
Quantized energy levels
The hydrogen atom
Wavefunctions and quantum numbers
Atom traps and light
Quantum tunnelling
Barrier penetration
Wave tunnelling
Applications of quantum tunnelling
Nuclear physics and alpha decay
Nuclear reactions and Einstein's mass-energy relation
Radioactivity, nuclear fission and the atom bomb
Pauli and the elements
Electron spin and Pauli's exclusion principle
The elements
Metals, insulators and semiconductors
Transistors and microelectronics
Quantum co-operation and superfluids
Laser light
Bose condensation and superfluid helium
Cold atoms
Superconductivity
The quantum Hall effect
Quantum jumps
Max Born and quantum probabilities
Photons and polarized light
John Bell and the EPR Paradox
Schrodinger's cat
The many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics
Decoherence
Quantum engineering
Richard Feynman and nanotechnology
From Moore's Law to quantum dots
Quantum information
Quantum computers
Quantum teleportation and all that
Death of a star
A failed star
Hydrogen burning
Red giants and white dwarfs
Neutron stars and black holes
Feynman rules
Dirac and antiparticles
Feynman diagrams and virtual particles
Zero-point motion and vacuum fluctuations
Hawking radiation and black holes
Weak photons and strong glue
The double-slit experiment revisited
The birth of particle physics
Weak photons and the Higgs vacuum
Quarks and gluons
Superconductors, magnetic monopoles and quark confinement
Beyond the Standard Model
Afterword--quantum physics and science fiction
Prelude: the atom and the nucleus
Nuclear energy and the 'Golden Age' of science fiction
Jonbar Points, multiple universes and Schrodinger's Cat
Nanotechnology and quantum computers
A final word
Epilogue
The size of things
Solving the Schrodinger equation
Glossary
Quotations and sources
Suggestions for further reading
Photo-credits
Name index
Subject index
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