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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Truly words do mean Colors are not colors and red has an anti-red – and both of them are not colors. I bought it knowing apice was seriously dated.

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The story takes Alice, a late 20th-century schoolgirl, through several of the best-known thought experiments in quantum phys Full disclosure: Explore the Home Gift Guide. This book is just great, it’s just what I wish I cold do, see the electrons and protons and quarks and all the atoms interacting and see how it is. The University of Queensland. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Get to Know Us. The idea of the book is very good, however, while many topics are well explained, others are much more easy to be understood by a quick google search than by the allegories presented in the Alice’s journey.

These 4 locations in Victoria: It’s not enough, however. Tags What are tags? Popular passages Page iv – Neils Bohr, the father figure of quantum mechanics in its early days, is said to have remarked that anyone who did not feel dizzy when thinking about quantum theory had not understood it.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

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. It made me smile, but may be a hard read for someone without any background in atomic theory. PopSugar -An allegory Il libro ha il grande pregio di mantenere le promesse. Feb 03, J. Even from this perspective, though, the book’s greatest flaw is having little to no understanding of what kinds of illustrations readers might find useful.


View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links I almost understood the first half of the book only. May 22, Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, you’ll soon realize that Gilmore’s strategy is completely different. Quotes from Alice in Quantuml Preview — Alice in Quantumland by Robert Gilmore.

I have recommended this book to friends interested in chemistry and particle theory. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Mar 22, Deb Pate rated it did not like it.

On the other hand, I can’t think of a popular children’s story that allows for antics as weird as those a,ice in this book. 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.

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Visions of Energy, Time, and Quantum Nature. Strathfield Council Library Service. This is a wonderful book, we started reading this to our son as a bedtime story.

Open-minded or Mindless, you mean!? Dec 26, PABlo Bley rated it it was amazing. Moreover, you’ll get the feeling that the combination of a secondary-school physics textbook and Alice in Wonderland is sometimes a bit clumsy and suantumland.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As Alice continues watching the TV screen becomes fuzzy and she finds herself being pulled inside, tumbling headlong into a new world – a world where electrons always bounce and wiggle so that they can remain small, where rabbits run headlong at locked doors and pass through unharmed eventuallyAs the subtitle says, this is an allegory of quantum physics. By adapting Lewis Carroll’s well known story “Alice in Wonderland”, physicist Robert Gilmore offers an entertaining and educational look at the theoretical framework of Physics-Quantum Mechanics which seems to provide the most accurate explanations of the way things are in the physical world.


An Allegory of Quantum Physics I think it is very good book for interested student in high school, before he gets into dry formulas of Quantum Mechanics to see what is to come or someone who is already in it to put some image to the formulas. Jul 24, Aparajita Raychaudhury rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.

This phenomenal combination of familiar and complex concepts had one of the most remarkable formats that I have read. Possibly because I read another introduction to quantum physics only a few days ago. Such a wonderful book! In this masterful blend of fantasy and science, Robert Gilmore uses the allegory of Alice’s travels to make the uncertainty principle, Pauli’s principle, high-energy particle physics, and other crucial parts of quantum theory accessible and exciting.

Particles exist before they have been caused, and then travel back in time to collide with their respective anti-particles to die – causing the particles to appear like an anti-particles after the collisions for sometime.

The word ‘allegory’ is defined as “expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human I went into this book under the impression that Robert Gilmore would use Alice as a medium to teach readers about quantum physics.

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Invece Robert Gilmore, fisico con un curriculum di tutto rispetto, grazie ad un colpo di genio, riesce nell’impresa. Attraverso un televisore versione aggiornata dello specchioAlice si ritrova nel mondo della quantistica, tr http: Open Preview See a Problem?