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Quantum Theory
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Phillip Manning
  • From the Series: Science Foundations
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604132957
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-295-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 530
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 126

Summary

Quantum theory is the most stunningly successful and important scientific development of the last 300 years. It introduced a new world in which the certainties of the old physics were swept away. A mathematical theory originally introduced by Max Planck in 1900, quantum theory is based on the idea that energy can be changed only in certain discrete amounts for a given system. This world was explored by the giants of 20th-century science: Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Richard Feynman, and others. Study of quantum theory gave an uncannily accurate picture of this world. It also gave us many of the staples of modern life, such as lasers, atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, transistors, and computers—all of which owe their existence to mankind's knowledge of the quantum theory. This exciting new book clearly explains quantum theory and its everyday uses in our world.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Phillip Manning is the author of four other books and more than 150 magazine and newspaper articles. His book Islands of Hope won the 1999 National Outdoor Book award for nature and the environment. Manning has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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