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Really a simple way to explain things.
on March 15, 2015
This book describes how atoms operate by using cartoon characters and stories from science fiction. Some of these predated actual atomic age devices. In fact nuclear chain reaction was patented by a Hungarian physicist, fan of H G Wells, four years before splitting a uranium nucleus. The author uses graphic methods instead of formulas. For example the pattern of electrons in a atom are like love seats in an auditorium. Each seat can contain up to two electrons, one is spin up and the other spin down. The first row is one seat, 1 or 2 electrons. The second row is one seat. The third row is 3 seats. The fourth is one seat. The fifth is 3 seats etc. He uses similar descriptions to explain Lazers, diodes, transformers, DVD's, magnetic drives, MRI machines, cell phones, touch screens, and finally Quantum Computers and Entanglement.