Idiot's Guides: Quantum Physics by Marc Humphrey (2015-01-06) Hardcover – January 1, 1615
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Another aside: I actually disagree with Feynman: plenty of people understand quantum mechanics- at least as much as we understand gravity or electricity-; the difference is only that scientists are not comfortable -nor should they ever be- accepting the results of experiments that are extremely difficult to replicate and impossible to relate to through mental pictures alone. On the other hand, where is the experiment that proves that 2+2=4 (without any units.) There is none. However, we all know and "understand" that to be true, even though only relatively few people can legitimately claim to understand it.
Sorry for the digression. I just don't think QM is that hard (Quantum Field Theory, or QM near the speed of light, is another story) ,and it should have become part of what every educated person is familiar with.
Last (and least) I have seen a negative review of the book based on the fact that the pictures of Pauli and Dirac have been wrongly placed together with the bio of the other one. What can I say, these things happen in the printing world. And I find it almost "appropriate" in a chapter about particle spin (is it up or down? You only know when you look.)
The author well covered and thoroughly explained most mysterious aspects of the quantum physics such as the double slit experiment, quantum entanglement and quantum computer without mystifying nor seasoning with too much metaphors.
I just wish he had covered more thoroughly about not only the hard facts on the double slit experiment and quantum entanglement but also the implication and the possible interpretation which caused the most genius human brains perplexed. For example, the well known double slit experiment itself had a variety of different types of experiments which lead to a question of what is causality and consciousness in physics.
Overall, I will give five stars to this book out of five stars.
Cons - Some sections very poorly written, requiring me to re-read them multiple times before understanding (I think). This book needed a better editor.
Note - my background is that I'm well-read in science, and have a strong foundation in Newtonian physics, and this is the second book on Quantum Theory that I've read.
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This book goes a long way to simplify a complex and still evolving story. Great read, well written and not overburdened with complex maths.