Quirky Quantum Concepts: Physical, Conceptual, Geometric, and Pictorial Physics that Didn’t Fit in Your Textbook (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics)

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Neither avoiding math nor hiding behind it, this book explains difficult concepts in theoretical quantum mechanics, which are often neglected or confusing in common texts. Outlines the processes of reasoning behind some of the great discoveries in the field.

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Quirky Quantum Concepts explains the more important and more difficult concepts in theoretical quantum mechanics, especially those which are consistently neglected or confusing in many common expositions. The emphasis is on physical understanding, which is necessary for the development of new, cutting edge science.

In particular, this book explains the basis for many standard quantum methods, which are too often presented without sufficient motivation or interpretation. The book is not a simplification or popularization: it is real science for real scientists. Physics includes math, and this book does not shy away from it, but neither does it hide behind it. Without conceptual understanding, math is gibberish. The discussions here provide the experimental and theoretical reasoning behind some of the great discoveries, so the reader may see how discoveries arise from a rational process of thinking, a process which Quirky Quantum Concepts makes accessible to its readers.

Quirky Quantum Concepts is therefore a supplement to almost any existing quantum mechanics text. Students and scientists will appreciate the combination of conversational style, which promotes understanding, with thorough scientific accuracy.

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After two decades as a successful software engineer, Eric Michelsen returned to school, receiving his PhD in Physics from University of California, San Diego in 2010. He has taught senior-level and introductory engineering and physics at UCSD, Florida Institute of Technology, Pomona College in Clairemont, CA, and Palomar Community College in San Marcos, CA.

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