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Q is for Quantum


Science and Nature


Here in one volume, the award-winning science writer and physicist John Gribbin has provided everything you need to know about the quantum world—the place where most of the greatest scientific advances of the last hundred years have been made. Those wondering what is a quantum physics, searching for quantum physics for babies or quantum physics for dummies might find this a great introduction to quantum mechanics theory, while others would consider it an encyclopedia of the fundamental science of the future, an essential companion for anyone interested in particle physics, quantum mechanics physics.

This exceptional A to Z reference begins with a thorough introduction setting out the current state of knowledge in particle physics. In a special section, "Timelines," key dates in our quest to understand the quantum world are mapped out alongside landmarks in world history and the history of science.