How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

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In this international bestseller, Orzel explains the key theories of quantum physics, taking his dog Emmy's anarchic behaviour as a starting point. Could she use quantum tunnelling to get through the neighbour's fence? How about diffracting round a tree to chase squirrels? From quarks and gluons to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, this is a uniquely entertaining way to unlock the secrets of the universe.

'A fast-moving and fun introduction to some of the deepest mysteries of modern physics. And Emmy is a star.'
Dr Sean Carroll

'Charming. A light-hearted and amusing way for laypeople to learn about one of the strangest and most important aspects of modern science.'
William D. Phillips

'Elegantly approachable descriptions... with a refreshing emphasis on recent research. Highly satisfying.'
Guardian

'It's hard to imagine a better way for the mathematically and scientifically challenged to grasp basic quantum physics.'
Booklist

'Quantum entanglement, quantum teleportation and virtual particles are all explained with the author's characteristic light-hearted touch. Readers who've shied away from popular treatments of physics in the past may find his cheerful discussion a real treat.'
Publishers Weekly

'Sure to become a classic.'
physicsworld.com

Bibliographic details:

ISBN:
9781851687794
Binding: 
Paperback
Extent: 
224 pages
Dimensions: 
129mm
×
198mm
Illustrations: 
Illustrations
Subjects: 
Science

Author Details:

Chad Orzel

Chad Orzel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College, where he carries out research in the field of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.