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Quantum Mechanics 1: Particles and Waves (Everyone's Guide Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Piccioni
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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With this book you begin exploring the mysterious world of Quantum Mechanics — two words that have for over 100 years struck terror in the hearts of both physics students and the general public. As we shall see, the behavior of nature is remarkably surprising in the micro-world of molecules, atoms, and everything smaller yet. But this should be a surprise of wonder instead of terror. For most of us, nature is also surprising on the savannahs of Serengeti, but who wouldn't delight in seeing lions, elephants, cheetahs, and gazelles in their native habitat? As your tour guide, I will show you the wonders of Quantum Mechanics, while making sure you aren't devoured.
Quantum Mechanics is the theory of physics that describes nature in the micro-world. There is much to discuss, too much for just one book. We will start by taking small steps that lead to some great surprises. We focus here on particles, waves, and quantization. In later books in the Everyone's Guide Series, we will continue our exploration, with topics such as Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, wavefunctions, wave interference, Schroedinger's Cat, quantum tunneling, superposition, entanglement, and virtual particles.
In each book, we will discuss the science and see how it enables products and technologies that enrich our everyday lives.
The Everyone's Guide Series explores modern astronomy, physics, and cosmology, making the frontiers of science accessible to all. With short books focused on specific topics, readers can easily mix and match, satisfying their individual interests. Each self-contained book tells its own story. The Series may be read in any order or combination.
In a way that no printed book could, the Series builds upon, updates, and expands on my previous award-winning, top-rated, popular science books. Since no one book can contain everything, references to supplementary material are provided. A complete list of books in the Everyone's Guide Series, my print books, and DVDs of my presentations can be found at: www.guidetothecosmos.com.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Too simplified to be useful to anyone October 11, 2013
Way too oversimplified, it really does not teach anyrthing, no concepts, no profound ideas. I wouldn't mind if they were explained for simple minded people, but it should leave at least a basic idea of a complex theory, its philosophical implications and it's physical and technological applications. It does not. You cannot simplify a theory so much that you loose sight of its physical and even philosophical content. Strongly unrecommended.
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The main purpose of the book, and of the series for what it matters is acomplished. It gives you the basis for what is next if you want to proceed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quantum Mechanics 1: Particles and Waves March 24, 2014
By JLTRAVA
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Very clearly written. I loved it! My congratulations to Dr. Piccioni. At last I'm starting to understand the quantum world!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars QUANTUM Mechanics May 6, 2014
PICCIONI MANAGES TO MAKE SENSE OF MANY CONCEPTS THAT HAVE RECEIVED MUCH ATTENTION, BUT LITTLE DEFINITION. MY SOLE PROBLEM IS THE BOOK IS TOO SHORT. I MUST BUY SEVERAL OTHERS TO COVER THE BASICS HE HAS INTRODUCED.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too little and over simplified. October 6, 2014
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If you have never even heard of Quantum Mechanics then maybe this is a place to start. I consider myself basically clueless on the topic and yet it was too over simplified even for me. Read it in just a few minutes, didn't see anything I didn't already know.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written but very short and a little on the ... December 29, 2014
By Wreck67
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Well written but very short and a little on the lite side. Expensive when you consider it is only 30 pages or so long and not very deep.
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