Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
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Description: A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture. As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But what we ended up with-laptop computers, MRI machines, Blu-ray players, and dozens of other real-life marvels-are even more fantastic. In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day. In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel Watchmento schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there is. And he brings to life the groundbreaking scientists whose discoveries made our present life possible. Along the way, he dispels the misconception that quantum mechanics is unknowable by mere mortals. It's not magic; it's science!
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List price: $19.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Quantum Physics? You're Soaking in It!|
|Tales to Astonish|
|Quantum Mechanics in Three Easy Steps|
|Photons at the Beach|
|It's All Done with Magnets|
|Challengers of the Unknown|
|Wave Functions All the Way Down|
|The Equation That Made the Future!|
|The Uncertainty Principle Made Easy|
|Why So Blue, Dr. Manhattan?|
|Tales of the Atomic Knights|
|Our Friend, the Atom|
|Man of the Atom|
|Weird Science Stories|
|Every Man for Himself|
|All for One and One for All|
|Modern Mechanics and Inventions|
|Quantum Invisible "Ink"|
|Death Rays and DVDs|
|The One-Way Door|
|Big Changes Come in Small Packages|
|A Window on Inner Space|
|The World of Tomorrow|
|Seriously, Where's My Jet Pack?|
|Afterword: Journey into Mystery|