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In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessible and fascinating to everyone.
The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pronouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's contention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the weirdness” of the quantum world, and it often leads to confusion and, frankly, bad science. The Quantum Universe cuts through the Wu Li and asks what observations of the natural world made it necessary, how it was constructed, and why we are confident that, for all its apparent strangeness, it is a good theory.
The quantum mechanics of The Quantum Universe provide a concrete model of nature that is comparable in its essence to Newton's laws of motion, Maxwell's theory of electricity and magnetism, and Einstein's theory of relativity.
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Brian Cox is a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. He is a popular TV and radio presenter and lives in London.
Jeff Forshaw is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester and a recipient of the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal. He lives in Manchester, England.Review:
Financial Times, 11/11/11
“Thanks to his television presentations of science, Brian Cox has become Britain’s best-known physics professor. No one communicates the wonders of the universe on screen with more charm, enthusiasm and accessibility. Cox’s latest, co-authored with Jeff Forshaw, a fellow physics professor at Manchester University, retains the charm and enthusiasm...A serious, thorough book about quantum theory for the general reader.” Kirkus Reviews, 1/15/12
“There is no shortage of popular introductions, but curious readers will not regret choosing this meticulous account...Space cannot be empty; matter constantly appears and vanishes. If quantum laws do not forbid something from happening, it will eventually happen. These are facts; experiments confirm them. Writers often explain these in relentlessly nontechnical language that converts them into a magic show, but Cox and Forshaw will have none of this. Using ingenious pedagogical examples, they demonstrate that weird quantum phenomena make perfect sense...An ambitious explanation of the vast quantum universe aimed at readers willing to work.”
The Economist, 11/5/11
“In Britain Brian Cox...has become the front man for physics...Cox has secured a large fan base with...his happy turns of phrase and his knack for presenting complex ideas using simple analogies. He also admirably shies away from dumbing down...The authors’ love for their subject shines through the book.”
Curled Up with a Good Book, 4/18/12
“A fine attempt to make a complex and infinitely confusing subject more accessible to the average person...By the final chapter, you may find yourself as excited by the details of a dying star as the authors are. This book is an excellent introduction to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, full of personality as well as information.”
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