Quantum Physics for Dummies

Quantum Physics for Dummies

eBook - 2013
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Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams. Coverage includes:

The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications The Foundations of Quantum Physics Vector Notation Spin Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more

Your plain-English guide to understanding and working with the micro world

Quantum physics -- also called quantum mechanics or quantum field theory -- can be daunting for even the most dedicated student or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly, concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable and accessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it's packed with fully explained examples to help you tackle the tricky equations like a pro!

Compatible with any classroom course -- study at your own pace and prepare for graduate or professional exams Your journey begins here -- understand what quantum physics is and what kinds of problems it can solve Know the basic math -- from state vectors to quantum matrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed Put quantum physics to work -- make sense of Schr#65533;dinger's equation and handle particles bound in square wells and harmonic oscillators Solve problems in three dimensions -- use the full operators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find the natural wave functions of a system Discover the latest research -- learn the cutting-edge quantum physics theories that aim to explain the universe itself
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2013
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781118460863
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Sep 04, 2010

This book is a good introduction to university level quantum physics, but not high school. The math is quite advanced.

Aug 11, 2010

No good to us dummies who are not mathematically inclined.

Dec 04, 2009

Be sure to read the full description where it says: "lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams". I expected something suited for the layman, but after page 36, the math got too complex for me and I gave up. The start rating I gave it is not really fair since I am not the intended audience.


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Jan 14, 2015

blue_bear_5079 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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