- Series: Oxford Science Publications
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 21, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019855575X
- ISBN-13: 978-0198555759
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,215,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Meaning of Quantum Theory: A Guide for Students of Chemistry and Physics (Oxford Science Publications) 1st Edition
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`I can recommend it warmly. Baggott has a practised, informal, attractive style taht renders the potentially turgid digestible . . . , he gives a lucid, thoughtful, and helpful account of one of this century's great conundrums.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Baggott is a chemist; he combines scepticism with an honest and painstaking effort to understand the message coming from the Copenhagen priesthood, the physicists Irwin Schrodinger, Niels Bohr and their colleagues. He tries, with refreshing modesty, to pass on the results of his labours ...
Baggott has an entertaining style, with clever use of analogies and diagrams - and, above all, its realist honesty that shines like a beacon through the fog of contemporary mystical specualtions.'
Trevor Marshall and Max Wallis, New Scientist
'The book is clearly written and should be of interest to all scientists and mathematicians.'
Aslib Book Guide, Vol 57. No. 10, October 1992
'this reasonably priced and well produced book forms a valuable bridge from basic undergraduate knowledge to the real stuff'
R. Crossley, Institute of Physics Journal
`I can recommend it warmly. Baggott has a practised, informal, attractive style that renders the potentially turgid digestible . . . , he gives a lucid, thoughtful, and helpful account of one of this century's great conundrums.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Baggott's strength lies precisely in his appreciation of the problem of making real measurements on microscopic quantum systems using macroscopic devices. Baggott has an entertaining style, with clever use of analogies and diagrams - and, above all, its realist honesty that shines like a
beacon through the fog of contemporary mystical speculations. The final sentence is particularly worth noting: "If you find the theory difficult to understand, this is the theory's fault - not yours."'
Trevor Marshall, University of Manchester and Max Wallis, University of Wales, Cardiff, New Scientist, October 1922
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