The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

A Math-Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World

By James Kakalios
(Gotham, Hardcover, 9781592404797, 336pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Paperback

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Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in.

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About the Author

James Kakalios is a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught since 1988, and where his class "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books" is a popular freshman seminar. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has been reading comic books for much longer.

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