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100 1  Treiman, Sam 
245 14 The Odd Quantum 
264  1 Princeton :|bPrinceton University Press,|c1999 
264  4 |c©1999 
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505 0  Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents
       -- PREFACE -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Classical Background -
       - 3. The "Old" Quantum Mechanics -- 4. Foundations -- 5. 
       Some Quantum Classics -- 6. Identical Particles -- 7. 
       What's Going On? -- 8. The Building Blocks -- 9. Quantum 
       Fields -- READINGS -- INDEX 
520    This is a rare and much-needed book: a concise but 
       comprehensive account of quantum mechanics for popular 
       science readers written by a respected physicist. Sam 
       Treiman--internationally renowned for his work in particle
       physics--makes quantum mechanics accessible to 
       nonspecialists. Combining mastery of the material with 
       clear, elegant prose and infectious enthusiasm, he conveys
       the substance, methods, and profound oddities of the 
       field. Treiman begins with an overview of quantum 
       mechanics. He sketches the early development of the field 
       by Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger, and others, 
       and he makes clear how the quantum outlook flies in the 
       face of common sense. As he explains, the quantum world is
       intrinsically probabilistic. For example, a particle is 
       not in general in some particular place at a given instant,
       nor does it have a definite momentum. According to the 
       Heisenberg uncertainty principle, there is a limit to how 
       well both location and momentum can be specified 
       simultaneously. In addition, particles can move through 
       barriers and otherwise move in regions of space that are 
       forbidden by classical mechanics. If a particle has a 
       choice of different paths, it pursues all of them at once.
       Particles display wave-like characteristics and waves show
       particle-like characteristics. Treiman pays special 
       attention to the more fundamental wave outlook and its 
       expression in quantum field theory. He deals here with the
       remarkable fact that all the particles of a given species 
       are strictly identical, and with the unnerving fact that 
       particles can be created and destroyed. As Treiman 
       introduces us to these and other wonders, he also touches-
       -without resolution--on some of the deep philosophical 
       problems of quantum mechanics, notably how probabilities 
       become facts. Weaving together impeccable and up-to-date 
       science, engaging writing, and a talent for 
520 8  clear explanation honed over Treiman's distinguished 
       career as a physicist and teacher, The Odd Quantum is a 
       remarkable survey of a field that changed the course of 
       modern scientific and philosophical thought 
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       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Quantum theory 
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