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Best Quantum Physics Books

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Best Quantum Physics Books
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The Second Creation
Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by Robert P. Crease, Charles C. Mann (1986) Hardcover
Robert P. Crease - 1986-01-01 (first published in 1985)
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The Second Creation is the intimate story of the decades-long scientific quest for "unification," a theory that draws together all matter and energy, from the hottest supernovas to the whirring fragments of the atom. Based on scores of in-depth interviews with such brilliant scientists as Max Planck, Erwin Schrodinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-...
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The Ghost in the Atom
A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics (Canto)
P. C. W. Davies - 2010-05-05 (first published in 1986)
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Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. In this book Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in deb...
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Quantum Mechanics
The Theoretical Minimum
Leonard Susskind - 2015-05-11 (first published in 2014)
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From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum physicsFirst he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics.In this follow-up to Th...
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics
The Millenium Edition, Vol. 1
Richard P. Feynman - 2012-01-01 (first published in 1963)
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"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formi...
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Bill Gates
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The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library)
Richard P. Feynman - 2014-10-26 (first published in 1985)
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Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the ...
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Ryan Shea
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Something Deeply Hidden
Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
Sean Carroll - 2019-09-10
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As you read these words, copies of you are being created. Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this worlds most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly t...
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Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
Manjit Kumar - 2011-05-08 (first published in 2007)
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For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its heart.For 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theo...
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The Selfish Gene
40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)
Richard Dawkins - 2016-07-31 (first published in 1976)
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of i...
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What Is Real?
The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
Adam Becker - 2019-09-03 (first published in 2018)
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"A thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science." --New York Times Book ReviewEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's solipsistic a...
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The Evolution of Cooperation
Revised Edition
Robert Axelrod - 2006-12-04 (first published in 1984)
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The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists—whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals—when there is no central authority to police t...
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What is Life?
Erwin Schrodinger/penrose - 2012-03-28
Quantum Enigma by Bruce Rosenblum
Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn by Amanda Gefter
Schrödinger by Walter Moore
From Micro To Macro by Vlatko Vedral
The Quantum Challenge by George Greenstein
Uncertainty by David C. Cassidy
The Theory of Almost Everything by Robert Oerter
Philosophy of Physics by Tim Maudlin
Quantum Physics by Michael G. Raymer
The Infinity Puzzle by Frank Close
Uncertainty by David Lindley
My First Book of Quantum Physics by Kaid-Sala Ferrón Sheddad
The Age of Entanglement by Louisa Gilder
Quantum Mechanics by Nouredine Zettili
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths
Beyond Weird by Philip Ball
Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder
Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Scott Aaronson
Idiot's Guides by Marc Humphrey, Paul V. Pancella, Nora Berrah
Quantum Physics for Hippies by Dr. Lukas Neumeier, Dr. James Douglas
Quantum Physics in Minutes by Gemma Lavender
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles by Robert Eisberg, Robert Resnick
Quantum Physics for Dummies by Steven Holzner
Quantum Computing for Everyone by Chris Bernhardt
Quantum Physics by Marco Masi
Dancing with Qubits by Robert S. Sutor
Einstein, Quantum Theory & the Pursuit of the Paranormal by Dr. Eric O'Dierno
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog by Orzel
The Possibility Principle by Mel Schwartz
Quantum Physics by Alistair I. M. Rae
Quantum Physics by John Townsend
From Quantum Physics to Energy Healing by PhD Johanna Blomqvist
Dance of the Photons by Anton Zeilinger