Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics (Hardcover)

An Allegory of Quantum Physics

By Robert Gilmore

Copernicus Books, 9780387914954, 184pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 1995



In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory. Alice unusual encounters, enhanced by illustrations by Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp.