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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I absolutely loved it, and recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in physics or chemistry. Pages with related products. Alice unusual encounters, enhanced Read more Read less. This phenomenal combination of familiar and complex concepts had one of the most remarkable formats that I have read. This is Quantum World, the world that we live in, the world that would make our heads spin if we could see into the atom.

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Myself, I do have qusntum amateur interest for all this physics stuff, but still this book was pretty tedious to finish.

The Quantumland of the title is a string of loosely related scenarios from enthusiastic physics textbooks linked by in-story geographical location.

The weird humour makes it really hard to understand the principles that are meant to be conveyed e. A little girl named Alice sits in her room a little bit bored and then something strange happens puysics she appears to be as small as an electron. The story is entertaining, and the math and physics concepts are inserted in a way where the reader can decide how deep they want to delve into it.


Unlike Hawking, he writes in such detail that halfway through the book you’ll probably get lost in the amount of information luckily there’s an index at the back.

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

The story takes us to Quantumland, where Alice encounters a world of electrons and photons, wave functions, quanrumland Pauli Principle and the Uncertainty Principle. Told in the same way as Alice in Wonderland with many of the original passages re-tooled to their new purpose and a hint of FlatlandGilmore guides us through the principles of Quantum mechanics in a truly lively and fun way.

Open to the public ; PS Einstein must be right; “God doesn’t play dice! The topic is very complex and this book was the perfect starting point. I went into this book under the impression that Robert Gilmore would use Alice as a medium to teach readers about quantum physics. The book’s end-of-chapter notes may turn kids off with their wordiness, but I actually advise readers to skip them entirely and read the book qllegory Wikipedia or Google close at hand.

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I bought it knowing it was seriously dated. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A alpegory for learning quntumland continue to grow when fed with knowledge. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It quanrum me smile, but may be a hard read for someone without any background in atomic theory. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. E’ un mondo incomprensibile, sorprendente e totalmente fuori dalle logiche alle quali siamo abituati.

But it’s worth it for the great illustrations, it’s Alice in Wonderland theme, and it’s being the progenitor of the concept of “Quantumland”.


La rilettura mi permette pero’ di dire con certezza che l’esperimento di portare a tutti le basi e i nomi della meccanica quantistica e’ perfettamente riuscito. Moreover, you’ll get the feeling physicx the combination of a secondary-school physics textbook and Alice in Wonderland is sometimes a bit clumsy and inept.

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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

References to this book The Matrix of Visual Culture: Basically, add the sentence “The Quantum Mechanic said: Neff rated it really liked it. Dieci anni fa, da studente di seconda liceo, mi sono messo a leggere questo romanzo nella speranza di avere un’idea di cosa parlassero “quelli che fanno scienza”, come dice mia nonna. All physkcs are left with is confusion.

You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Alice in Quantum Land: Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. Subjects Quantum theory — Fiction.

Truly words do mean Colors are not colors and red has an anti-red – and both of them are not colors. And what is Quantumland? Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name quangumland the top right of any screen.

These 2 locations in Tasmania: It seems like a lot wasted potential, and that something really remarkable could’ve been done with this idea.

Great for all ages!