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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But this volume captured my attention, and imagination. Attraverso un televisore versione aggiornata dello specchioAlice si quanthm nel mondo della quantistica, tr http: Lists with This Book. Words as unrelated as Up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm are types of properties of a particle.

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Mr Tompkins in Paperback Canto Classics. The book is full of “color”ful and “quark”y characters and was a lot of fun to read. By adapting Lewis Carroll’s well known story “Alice in Wonderland”, physicist Robert Gilmore quantuumland 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. Check copyright status Cite this Title Alice in Quantumland: The story takes Alice, a late 20th-century schoolgirl, through several of the best-known thought experiments in quantum alicee Full disclosure: Let me tell you something about myself.


None of your libraries hold this item. 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.

After finishing the last page my head started to spin around trying to truly grasp these concepts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Colors are not colors and red has an anti-red – and both of them are not colors. Simple diagrams done in a different style, a la the chess problems in Through the Looking-Glasswould have been sufficient.

Refresh and try again. We find Alice on a dull, rainy day as she watches uninteresting TV programs which leads her to daydream about doing something interesting.

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

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.

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The generic kids-hanging-out science books I read as a child were boring, and it is a little more fun to think of the quantum mechanics thought constructs as the weird characters of Wonderland. The last 3 chapters were not so good, though. E’ un mondo incomprensibile, sorprendente e totalmente fuori dalle logiche alle quali siamo abituati.


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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

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One person found this helpful. I went into this book under the impression that Robert Gilmore would use Alice as a medium to teach readers about quantum physics. Published July 21st by Copernicus Books first published It made me smile, but may be a hard read for someone without any background in atomic theory. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Open to the public ; PS Feb 16, Syed Koushik rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The original Alice in Wonderland continues to captivate young readers years after its publication because it is abstract enough in the presentation of adult ideas to provide an interesting world and an action-packed plot.

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I suspect it may even be a good read for teens or extremely bright children. Be the first to add this to a list. This is a wonderful book, we started reading this to our son as a bedtime story.