Quantum Physics for Dummies covers every aspect of college-level quantum physics. It is suitable for those who are interested in both physics and chemistry. The most intriguing aspect of the book is that it includes essential points, remember notes, and warning cautions, all of which add to the book’s appeal.
It begins with the atom, its nucleus, electron, proton, and neutron, as well as fermions, quarks, leptons, gluons, and bosons, as well as other subatomic particles and their properties. It discusses the four fundamental forces that we are familiar with: strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational. Additionally, it examines how electrons act as particles and as waves. It discusses the quantum jump (Max Planck’s spectrum), the Wien formula, and the Rayleigh-Jeans law.
It addresses the question of whether light is a particle or a wave through two experiments, namely the photoelectric effect and the double-slit experiment. The Compton Effect demonstrates that the positron is an anti-electron. Without delving too far into particle physics, the author describes the Heisenberg uncertainty principle in a straightforward manner. Then, in Part 2 of Quantum Physics for Dummies, there is a comprehensive area of state vectors, matrix mechanics, Eigen values, and Eigen-vectors.
Author Steven Holzner
Steven Holzner, author of Quantum Physics for Dummies, was born on September 2, 1957. He earned a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a doctorate from Cornell. He remained a faculty member at both institutions. He gives Java lectures. He runs a software development company and teaches Java programming to hundreds of students over the course of a week. He sold over 108 books on computing, for which he was recognized. He considers the fact that his novels have been translated into over two million copies in 23 different languages to be an honor. He had spent a considerable amount of time teaching XML.
Quantum Physics for Dummies Features
- It is intended for people who wish to gain a thorough understanding of quantum physics.
- You will enjoy learning about quantum physics with Quantum Physics for Dummies.