What Is Quantum Mechanics? A Physics Adventure
By Transnational College of LEX
Foreword by Dr. Yoichiro Nambu, 2008 Winner Nobel Prize in Physics
Translated from Japanese by John Nambu
2nd Edition, in Paperback
The follow-on to the popular Who Is Fourier? A Mathematical Adventure, this book, also written by the intrepid students at the Transnational College of LEX in Tokyo, utilizes the same user-friendly approach to involve the reader in the students' exploration of natural science. It not only introduces the reader to the concepts of quantum mechanics, but also tells the story behind the theories.
Topics include: The Photoelectric Effect, The Compton Effect, Early Quantum Theory, Matrix Mechanics, Wave Mechanics, Schrodinger's Equation, and the Uncertainty Principle. Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, Schrodinger, and Born all get to tell their stories.
"Reading What is Quantum Mechanics? is an exciting adventure that comes alive with the historical references throughout the book. Complex mathematical concepts are explained with unusual clarity, making them easy to understand."
- Dr. Matthias Nolte, Harvard University