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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics will not only tell you why--it will EXPLAIN why--and all without using math! [Hint: the ability of batteries to act as reservoirs of electrical energy is limited]. A fantastic read for any geek, sci-fi fan, scientist, or high schooler looking for a much more interesting book to read for science class, discover the connections between science fiction and reality. Covering the key concepts of quantum mechanics, learn how these ideas account for the properties of metals, insulators, and semiconductors as well as how the wonders of quantum mechanics are put to use in the world around us...and where the technology is going in the next fifty years. 316 pages, softcover.
|Title: The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World|
By: James Kakalios
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Gotham Books
|Publication Date: 2011|
Weight: 13 ounces
Stock No: WW406722
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As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But what we ended up with-laptop computers, MRI machines, Blu-ray players, and dozens of other real-life marvels-are even more fantastic. In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day.
In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel Watchmen to schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there is. And he brings to life the groundbreaking scientists whose discoveries made our present life possible. Along the way, he dispels the misconception that quantum mechanics is unknowable by mere mortals. It's not magic; it's science!