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Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science

Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 69

By: John Polkinghorne

128 pages, B/w photo, figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2002 | #140540 | ISBN: 0192802526
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About this book

In simple language, without mathematics, this book explains the strange and exciting ideas that make the subatomic world so different from the world of the every day. It offers the general reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the oustanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.


1. Classical cracks; 2. The light dawns; 3. Darkening Perplexities; 4. Further developments; 5. Togetherness; 6. Lessons and meanings

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