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The strange theory of light and matter runs strange machines,
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This review is from: Schrodinger's Machines: The Quantum Technology Reshaping Everyday Life (Hardcover)
After having read Feynman's book on QED I have not been able to enjoy any other popular book on Quantum Theory - until I was tempted to read Milburn's book on Quantum Technology. I found "Schrodinger's Machines" to be a clear and direct description of the exsiting ideas on how to apply Quantum Theory in the design of new tools and instruments. This book, I think, is excellent for any student of engineering who wishes to get his hands on electrons and photons. It is not a textbook, but a testament to the creative ideas of a long list of researchers who aspired to examine quantum theory in a technological context. In a sense it complelments Feynman's book by adding the practical angle to the greatest theoretical achievment of our time.