This one-of-a-kind introduction to the strange world of quantum mechanics by world-class physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman is the ultimate master class in physics and a brilliant follow-up to the international bestseller The Theoretical Minimum.
In Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman explore the mathematical fundamentals of this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the counter-intuitive behavior of sub-atomic objects. They provide lively and clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and include exercises to ensure mastery of these fields in each chapter. Unlike most other popular physics books which shy away from the maths that is essential to any real understanding of the subject, Susskind and Friedman teach the skills you need to do physics yourself, offering a practical toolkit for the amateur scientist.
Like The Theoretical Minimum, Quantum Mechanics is a book for anyone who ever regretted not taking physics at university, who knows a little but would like to know more - or who simply wants to learn how to think like a physicist.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2014