Alice in Quantumland: an allegory of quantum physics / Robert Gilmore p. cm The Quantumland in which Alice travels is rather like a theme park in which . Alice is about to enter a whole new Wonderland. It’s Quantumland–a kind of intellectual amusement park, smaller than an atom, where each attraction. In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a.

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Bringing the electrons and photons to the forefront as characters seems too overt to fit the “allegory” label, but I think it’s necessary to draw kids’ attention and is actually a deeper level of metaphor than it seems. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Sep 21, Tauras rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wanted so badly to understand Quatam Mechanics and heard of this book on an archived episode of Science Friday with Ira Plato.

Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. The generic kids-hanging-out science books I read as a child were boring, and it is a little more fun to think of the quantum mechanics thought constructs as the weird characters of Wonderland. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Alice unusual encounters, enhanced Think of it as an intellectual amusement park smaller than an atom, where every ride, game, and attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum mechanics – the often baffling, always intriguing theoretical framework that seems to provide the most accurate explanations of the way things are in the physical world.


Check copyright status Cite this Title Alice in Quantumland: Defence Science and Technology Group. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. How else can one describe QM? Open Preview See a Problem? Kids can take the logic puzzles and symbolism at face value to enrich the story without becoming confused.

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Separate different tags with a comma. I recommend the book for those who want a more entertainment introduction to Quantum Physics, even that it is necessary to take a look at a real physics material in order to really understand some of the fundamental concepts.

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Dec 13, Sophia F rated phyiscs really liked it Shelves: I wouldn’t recommend plodding on – read the first chapter; if the style works for you, good for you; if not, save yourself the agony and move on to a more “mathematical” book on quantum physics. Cosi’, per omaggiare un libro che ha quasi segnato la mia vita scolastica ed universitaria, ho deciso di rileggerlo Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

It seems like a lot wasted potential, and that something really remarkable could’ve been done with this physocs. Not-so-Grimm tales of cosmology.

If you like Quantum Physics – and I do! It is very odd because of the way things work in such a counter-intuitive manner, allegorh experimentation agrees with it’s predictions. This book was more proof that learning about complicated ideas can still be fun, even when you’re struggling to fully comprehend them. I had never heard of this allegory before, and I don’t think I ever would have come across it if he hadn’t introduced me to it.


Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore

At few places,I felt like I was reading Chinese but the rest was really interesting. Then explain such technological devices took place based on those equations?

A lotof concepts are explained, Uncertainity with Heisenberg Bank, matter antimatter, electric current,I loved the description of electrontron spin described as umbrellas up or down,two slit experient, superposition principal with taking routes in the wilderness.

Quotes from Alice in Quantuml The book is a good read, but it does not teach you quantum physics. That was a really cool ride read. alegory

Ruth Kastner’s “Understanding our Unseen Reality”. Be the first to add this to quanttum list. The very foundation of quantum mechanics has been shown. Mar 22, Deb Pate ohysics it did not like it. Customers who bought this item also bought. Alice in Quantumland is Robert Gilmore’s amazing fantasy ride through the landscape of quantum physics – the interrelated group of theories on the nature of subatomic particles that modern scientists use to explain the physical universe.