Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein s general theory of relativity Together, they explain virtually everything about the world we live in But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven t the slightest clue what either is about Did you know that there s so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race cThe two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein s general theory of relativity Together, they explain virtually everything about the world we live in But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven t the slightest clue what either is about Did you know that there s so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube Or that you grow old quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor And did you realise that 1 percent of the static on a TV tuned between stations is a relic of the Big Bang
Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein s general theory of relativity Together they explain virtually everything about the world we live in But almost a cent

  • Title: Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You
  • Author: Marcus Chown
  • ISBN: 9780571235452
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Marcus Chown

    Marcus Chown is an award winning writer and broadcaster Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist He is the author of the bestselling Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never Ending Days of Being Dead and The Magic Furnace He also wrote The Solar System, the bestselling app for iPad, which won the Future Book Award 2011 Marcus Chown has also written a work for children, Felicity Frobisher and the Three Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil.

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      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      I am more and more convinced that we, humans, do not know anything. I mean, here is a simple illustration, one of the first things they taught you as a child: colors. But what are they?So you’ll tell me that when light hits an object, part of it is reflected and depending on its wave length…Let me stop you, right there. Are you even sure that we see the same colors, that your blue is my blue? Forget it; do you even know what light is? Is it made of particles? Is it a wave? And why is it alwa [...]

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    • Alex said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      As the tittle says quantum theory can be explained in a way that can be understand by everyone. It is book for people who do not deal with quantum mechanics every day, and for those who try to do so. Of course it is not a book to explain you how to deal with wave functions but it explains the idea of quantum physics. Anyway it is great book to begin your jurney through quantum mysteries.

    • Barbora Romanovská said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      To se tak najednou stalo, že jsem se začala zajímat o kvantovou teorii. Musím ovšem podotknout, že já jsem na fyziku úplně tupá, jak si stihla povšimnout i má středoškolská učitelka Schneiderová, z jejíchž výkladů jsem pochopila leda nakloněnou rovinu, po které jsem se zase hodně rychle svezla dolů. Proto je Chownova kniha takové malé kvantum zázraku. A to doslova. I úplnému paku musí být po přečtení jasnější, co si má zhruba pod kvantvou teorií představi [...]

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    • Lee Penney said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Apparently Richard Feynman (a noted physicist who received a Nobel Prize) said: "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." I quote that because, even after listening to this book, I don’t fully understand all the principles and theories. This was another audiobook, picked with the intention of trying to get a better understanding of a complex topic.It succeeded in as much as I know more about the subject than I did before I listened to the book, but the quote from Fe [...]

    • Rosťa said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Pane Chown, smekám. A jedním dechem dodávám "kdyby každý středoškolský fyzikář dokázal vykládat věci tak jako vy".Téhle knize se daří neuvěřitelné, snadno a jednoduše vysvětlit takové věci jako kvantová teorie nebo obecná a speciální teorie relativity. Bez matiky, bez vzorečků. S humornou analogií. A nejen že se to autorovi daří, on to navíc zvládne vše na nějákých 200 stranách. Neuvěřitelné, obdivuhodné.Knize ke cti neslouží docela slušné množst [...]

    • Cheyenne Blue said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Once or twice a year, I'll read a popular science book. The last two or three have been on quantum theory--I'm DETERMINED to get this straight in my head. "Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You" is far and away the easiest to read and the book that has brought me closest to comprehension. Chown uses a lot of everyday examples as comparisons: pine trees in a forest, water boiling in a pot. The result is an interesting, informative, easy to read book that gets the information across.This is the closest I [...]

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    • Jitka said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Kvantová teorie ve stravitelné podobě i pro fyzikální mimoně mého kalibru? ANO, existuje to.

    • S.Ach said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Contrary to what the title of this book suggests, Quantum Theory does hurt me, in many many ways. For a starter, it has taken my night's sleep. Like a defeatist I am running around the trees to get the grasp of it. But in vain. The moment I see a light at the end of the tunnel, I realize that is just a firefly. And instead of grasping the depth, I just gasp for breath. May be I am too dumb to gulp it all, but I won't stop trying till it makes all sense.Now, coming to this book, in the beginning [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      I read this book for the letter Q in my alphabet yearly challenge. It is not a book that I would have ordinarily have picked up but finding a book beginning with Q isn't that easy and then when this came up as a Kindle daily deal, I thought what the hell!I am a complete layman when it comes to this subject. I do however love learning new things and things like this do fascinate me - I love all the programs on TV that Prof. Brian Cox does.This book is quite a short, just 200 pages, so it is very [...]

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    • Hayli said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Marcus Chown is really good at explaining difficult concepts in very simple terms. He uses everyday experiences as analogies for some really hectic quantum theories, my favourite was the ant on the trampoline. I like these books because they help everyday simpletons like myself understand some of the most important and groundbreaking discoveries of physics and cosmology. Word of warning, I made it through these theories fairly unscathed having done high school physics and chemistry and also with [...]

    • Steve said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      A whistlestop tour through the two theories that underpin pretty much all modern physics - quantum theory, and relativity. The title is somewhat misleading as this is very much a book of two halves - 'Small Things' and 'Big Things'. It's also surprisingly short, consisting of just 80 pages on quantum theory and 71 on relativity, and that's it! Well, besides the admittedly ample glossary, which appears to be a staple of Chown's books. That said, it manages to cram in some of the important stuff t [...]

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      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

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    • David Workman said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      A great little book that gives a high level introduction to relativity and quantum theory, with equal weight being given to the two (despite what the title suggests).While this isn't going to satisfy someone looking for a detailed treatment of the two major physical theories of the current time, it does serve as an introduction if you have some interest but don't want to get into the complex maths that a full description necessarily entails. It gets across the concepts well, with only a couple o [...]

    • thom said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Although Chown doesn't make everything entirely understandable - one could hardly expect him to, this book certainly engages the awe sections of your brain. Over and over again. Chown does a grand job of, where possible, providing metaphors and similes to help you get some of the more esoteric areas of modern science in an immensely readable way.If you really enjoyedBill Bryson'sA Short History Of Nearly Everything, this book is an excellent next step.

    • Philip said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      I highly recommend this book to someone with marginal understanding of physics. The author writes in a very readable fashion although his audience is the British which can result in some strange phrasings and examples to the American reader but aren't strange enough to detract from the book as a whole. Chown does a great job of making quantum theory and Einstein's theory of relativity (among manny other topics) interesting and understandable.

    • Muhammad Fadhli ABD Razak said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      we are mumbling about time travel, origin of universe and relativity. the last question asked and yet we dont know the answer, sarcasticaly, where does the rock come from?

    • Elias said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      I'm not going to lie, I love popular science books. While reading this I could feel Chown’s enthusiasm, his passion for physics. And that just makes me even more enthusiastic and passionate about physics. This is the value of popular science, it nurtures enthusiasm and encourages passion. As I am a nerd, I had encountered lots of the ideas discussed in this book before. Yet I didn't feel bored. Chown links them all wonderfully, in a way I would never have been able to do on my own. I'm hesitan [...]

    • Harsh Gopal said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      For a person like me who has been weak in his physics since school days, Marcus Chown does a spectacular job in garnering the interest in Quantum Theory with less technical English as much as possible. The book is a brilliant source for anybody who would want to start off understanding what Quantum Theory is in layman terms, starting from the building particles like electrons and protons to the universe.Anybody interested in learning more about Quantum Theory should first read this and understan [...]

    • Troy said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Good presentation of the material. Each chapter starts with a little scenario/scene to set the tone, then gets into the actual science. This books is more of a simplified overview of physics so don't expect to get too in-depth.

    • Corey Porter said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      Fantastic read.

    • Amanda Dsouza said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      I read this book because of my interest in physics and because I take physics for A level (year 12 complete, year 13 left to go) So, here's my outlook on the book from a students perspective.This book is great.It brilliantly introduces the reader to fascinating new concepts such as entanglement, quantum schizophrenia and of course, the theory of relativity (as previously stated, I am a student, not a physics whizz therefore these topics are all new to me). Despite these topics being extremely di [...]

    • Lucia said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM

      One of the best books about physics and universe that I have ever read. Even if the book is this short, it is not just about the Quantum Theory, but also about the Relativity and another topics like black holes, Big Bang The autor of the book is incredibly good in explaining things in a very understandable way, using great analogies and examples. The book is very informative, illustrative and interesting. I have already read about a lot of the things of this book in another books, but this one s [...]

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