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Quantum Physics by Norah Berrah PhD, Paul V. Pancella, Marc Humphrey

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PART1

Quantum vs. Classical Physics

Surely you picked up this book because you’re curious about quantum physics and you want to learn about it. Perhaps you’ve heard that some of nature’s smallest particles choose sometimes to behave (or misbehave) like waves. Or perhaps you read that in the quantum realm, cats can be both alive and dead at the same time. Or maybe you want to learn more about how quantum physics applies to everyday life or may one day lead to the world’s fastest and most secure computers.

In any case, you probably want to jump right into the great discoveries of the great quantum physicists–Planck, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Schroedinger. If you want to truly appreciate the value of their work, however, you’re going to need some sort ...

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