Gribbin opens with the subjects that most physics professors have just started to examine at the end of the semester: The mysterious character of light, the valence concept in Nils Bohr's atomic model, radioactive decay, and the physics of life-defining DNA all get clear, comprehensive, and witty coverage. This book reveals the beauty and mystery that underlies everything in the universe.
Does this book claim to explain quantum physics without math? No. Math is too central to physics to be bypassed. But if you can do basic algebra, you can understand the equations in In Search of Schrödinger's Cat. Gribbin is the physics teacher everyone should have in high school or college: kind without being a pushover, knowledgeable without being condescending, and clearly expressive without being boring. Gribbin's book belongs on the shelf of every pre-calculus student. It also deserves a place in the library of everyone who was scared away from advanced physics prematurely.
The problem with this book is the way it represents itself. You don't really read about "that cat" and quantum theories, instead, the book gives you an unnecessarily... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Dogukan ONAL
Excellent book. Down to earth yet technical. Covered a lot of ground. Very satisfied reader. Regards - BillPublished 21 days ago by william19999
This is difficult reading for me which is what I expected. It is worth it, however. I will continue to read and re-read it as I find that continuing to wrestle with it is very... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Charles E. Garrison
An excellent left brained explanation of how the universe works!Published 2 months ago by Celeste Elliott
If you have the personality type such that you like science. (You know who you are.) And I mean actual science, not new age pseudoscience, then I dare say that this is the best... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Serpent
Excellent discussion of Quantum Mechs and its history, by one of my favorite science writers.
Highly recommend. ALSO, excellent sequel : Schrodinger's Kittens. Read more
One of the best books I've read. It takes you through the history of quantum physics, explaining different ideas as they come up over the years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Smiljana