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Alice in Quantumland by Robert Gilmore

Alice in Quantumland (1995)

by Robert Gilmore

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In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory. Alice unusual encounters, enhanced by illustrations by Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp.… (more)

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The attempted parallel with Carroll's Wonderland feels awkward and forced. With so little real explanation in favor of pushing the Alice story, I can't recommend this book for laypersons looking to familiarize themselves with the basics of quantum mechanics. ( )
  neuroklinik | Mar 11, 2015 |
Una deliziosa parodia del capolavoro Carrolliano dove Alice viaggia nel mondo della meccanica quantistica e incontra le particelle elementari e altri strani personaggi che le spiegano le leggi di questo mondo meraviglioso. Un libro incantevole e affascinante che mi ha fatto tornare in mente "Mister Tompkins, l'atomo e l'universo" di Gamow. Per poter apprezzare il libro, che non definirei divulgativo ma un divertissement, direi che sia indispensabile una conoscenza almeno minima della meccanica quantistica ed un amore incondizionato per Alice di Carroll visti i continui riferimenti. ( )
  SergioPerkunas | Apr 10, 2013 |
Definitely an enjoyable read, but I don't feel I gained much scientific knowledge. (Possibly because I read another introduction to quantum physics only a few days ago.) ( )
  fluteflute | Apr 18, 2012 |
Divertente, personaggi azzeccati e stile molto fluido.
Una bella lettura sia per chi non ha mai sentito parlare di quanti o particelle, sia per chi ne è quasi un esperto.
Da leggere. ( )
  mbellati | Nov 12, 2010 |
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  MsPibel | Nov 6, 2009 |
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