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Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed the Universe

by Barry R. Parker

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An easy-to-understand introduction to quantum mechanics. (Admittedly, Einstein was the only name I recognized when I started the book.) The language wasn't too academic-y, and I really enjoyed the structure Parker used: one physicist at a time, sharing the history / evolution of the theory through that particular physicist's ideas and experiments. There were several times I paused with the realization of just how much our lives were / are affected by quantum physics. I'll definitely buy a copy in the near future because there were many parts I would have loved to highlight for quick reference in the future.

Side note: My biggest goals in reading Quantum Legacy were a greater understanding of the theory AND inspiration for my fiction; both goals were achieved. ( )
  flying_monkeys | Apr 14, 2013 |
Easy-reading history of quantum physics and its applications.
  fpagan | Dec 22, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 157392993X, Hardcover)

Today, we all take for granted the many technological marvels that have sprung from quantum physics without ever appreciating the radical paradigm shift that led to these discoveries. The story of the physicists who made the quantum leaps that have so altered our world is a provocative and intriguing one. And there is no better person to describe the history of this quantum revolution in terms that everyone can understand than award-winning physicist and science writer Barry Parker. Parker introduces us to all the major players in this history, offering interesting biographical details that shed light on their important discoveries: Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac, Richard Feynman, and Julian Schwinger.

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"Quantum Legacy is the story of the physicists who made the quantum leaps that have so altered our world. And there is no better person to describe the history of this quantum revolution in terms that everyone can understand than award-winning science writer and physicist Barry Parker."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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