Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday by Michael D. Fayer

By Michael D. Fayer

Physics is a posh, even daunting subject, however it is additionally deeply pleasing even exciting. And liberated from its mathematical underpinnings, physics without notice turns into obtainable to somebody with the interest and mind's eye to discover its attractiveness. technological know-how with out math? It's now not that strange. for instance, we will be able to comprehend the concept that of gravity with no fixing a unmarried equation. So for all those that can have meditated what makes blueberries blue and strawberries pink; when you have puzzled if sound fairly travels in waves; and why mild behaves so another way from the other phenomenon within the universe, it's all a question of quantum physics. "Absolutely Small" offers (and demystifies) the realm of quantum technological know-how like no ebook prior to. It explores clinical recommendations from debris of sunshine, to likelihood, to states of subject, to what makes greenhouse gases undesirable in significant intensity, yet utilizing examples from the standard global. demanding with out being intimidating, available yet now not condescending, "Absolutely Small" develops the reader's instinct for the very nature of items at their most elementary and interesting degrees.

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