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Quantum Mechanics for Thinkers

by Gennaro Auletta and Shang-Yung Wang

“This timely book is a real masterpiece showing how to get qualitative and quantitative formulation of quantum mechanics with just very basic mathematical apparatus. The authors present a highly original view on various complex scientific issues, such as the measurement problem, quantum computation, teleportation and so on. The book will definitely be interesting not only for physicists but also for a much broader auditorium of ‘thinkers.’ ”

Prof. Larissa Bravina, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814411714
  • Subject: Quantum Physics
  • Published: June 2014
  • Pages: 500

Quantum Mechanics for Thinkers provides a quick access to quantum mechanics without dealing with a true textbook that demands proper specialized studies in physics and related mathematics.

The book consists of three parts: basic formalism, in which the basic notions of quantum mechanics are introduced; formal development, in which more advanced topics are discussed; and ontological issues, in which the conceptual and interpretational problems are dealt with. The book deals with the most recent developments in quantum information and non-locality. It comprises 70 figures, which are a crucial instrument to acquaint the readers with abstract problems in a “representative” way, and 30 in-section boxes, which assist the readers to solve even the most difficult mathematical problem. The book has about 130 problems (most of them solved) to help the readers test themselves and verify how well they were able to understand the topics. This book is one of its kind, as it is the only book available in the market that introduces undergraduate students in physics and scholars of adjacent fields (chemistry, mathematics, engineering, information science, biology, and philosophy) to the study of such a difficult field in an easy-to-understand language. The book also offers a considerable number of clear and analytical treatments for what are considered the most difficult conceptual problems of the theory. Although a textbook, and therefore not a popular book, it can also prove useful for a very bright spectrum of potential readers.