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The Resource The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world, James Kakalios

The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world, James Kakalios

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The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world
Title
The amazing story of quantum mechanics
Title remainder
a math-free exploration of the science that made our world
Statement of responsibility
James Kakalios
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. It takes a look at the amazing technologies of the 21st century, and how quantum mechanics made them possible. -- From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kakalios, James
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.13
LC item number
.K35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum theory
  • Quantum theory
  • Quantenphysik
  • Quantum theory
Label
The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world, James Kakalios
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quantum physics? You're soaking in it! -- Tales to astonish. Quantum mechanics in three easy steps ; Photons at the beach ; Fearful symmetry ; 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 ; Radioactive man ; 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 ; Spintronics ; A window on inner space -- The world of tomorrow. Coming attractions ; Seriously, where's my jet pack? -- Journey into mystery
Control code
ocn426804133
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781592404797
Lccn
2010029568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592404797
  • (OCoLC)426804133
Label
The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world, James Kakalios
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quantum physics? You're soaking in it! -- Tales to astonish. Quantum mechanics in three easy steps ; Photons at the beach ; Fearful symmetry ; 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 ; Radioactive man ; 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 ; Spintronics ; A window on inner space -- The world of tomorrow. Coming attractions ; Seriously, where's my jet pack? -- Journey into mystery
Control code
ocn426804133
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781592404797
Lccn
2010029568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592404797
  • (OCoLC)426804133

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