Quirky Quantum Concepts

Physical, Conceptual, Geometric, and Pictorial Physics that Didn’t Fit in Your Textbook

  • Eric L. Michelsen

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


Quirky Quantum Concepts explains the more important and more difficult concepts in theoretical quantum mechanics, especially those which are consistently neglected or confusing in many common expositions. The emphasis is on physical understanding, which is necessary for the development of new, cutting edge science.

In particular, this book explains the basis for many standard quantum methods, which are too often presented without sufficient motivation or interpretation. The book is not a simplification or popularization: it is real science for real scientists. Physics includes math, and this book does not shy away from it, but neither does it hide behind it. Without conceptual understanding, math is gibberish. The discussions here provide the experimental and theoretical reasoning behind some of the great discoveries, so the reader may see how discoveries arise from a rational process of thinking, a process which Quirky Quantum Concepts makes accessible to its readers.

Quirky Quantum Concepts is therefore a supplement to almost any existing quantum mechanics text. Students and scientists will appreciate the combination of conversational style, which promotes understanding, with thorough scientific accuracy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Eric L. Michelsen
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  1. 1.PowayUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9304-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9305-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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