We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides Audiobook

Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides

Regular Price:$17.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Audible Editor Reviews

Some may be intimidated by the thought of tackling the daunting subject of quantum physics, but Allistar Rae proves that a PhD isn’t required to understand the basic principles of this fascinating scientific field in this accessible primer that illustrates, among many other things, how subatomic physics informs everyday life, from the development of modern technology to ways of generating power.

David Thorn’s rich, distinguished delivery lends a sense of authenticity to Thorn’s work and breathes life into this enlightening and informative six-hour journey.

Publisher's Summary

From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.

©2005 Alastair Rae (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (19 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.9 (17 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.7 (17 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Hendrick Mcdonald 11-25-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    39
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    115
    45
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sort of a Platypus of an Audiobook"

    This audiobook gets to the point quickly without much backstory or history, I like that. It's blends together both quantum mechanical concepts with quantum mechanical applications and a little quantum theory philosophy. It quickly delves into the central tenants of quantum mechanics with the wave particle duality, the uncertainty principle, Pauli exclusion principle, superpositions and a little on entanglement. There is not much particle physics (quarks, standard model, antiparticles) in here, but it keeps focused that way. The book is a bit of a hodgepodge though. It goes quickly into the concepts, then detours into how classical physics is related, then onto a DETAILED discussion on superconductivity, then to quantum computers and qubits, then to quantum philosophy and interpretations. So it's both focused and diverse in an odd sort of mix, but overall a good audiobook which treats the audience like an educated adult sans 'coddling'. Listening at 1.5x speed seemed a good pace.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nelson Alexander New York, NY, United States 06-04-12
    Nelson Alexander New York, NY, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    693
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    79
    57
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    48
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good for Student Review, If You Can Stay Awake"

    My first experience of a Bolinda Guide in audio, and I won't race back for more. The work is admirably concise and begins promisingly enough with a very basic look at problems of measurement, the kind of fundamentals too often skipped. But it is dry. Very dry. Not a single witticism, aside, description, protagonist, or metaphor creeps in to increase the word count. The reader is good enough, a Brit with the plumy hues of an old Shakespearean. Yet with nothing to feed his thespian talents he quickly slips into a rich, hypnotic drone. Potential buyers should also know that this is indeed the "physics" of quantum physics. Nothing thus far (I am two third through, and may give up) on Bohr, entanglement, dead cat paradoxes, and such glamorous theoretical topics. Instead, we get descriptions of the workings of electrical generation, the crystal structures of transistors, and the like. I would find this interesting, but in such a colorless rendering it is hard to absorb. No one is to blame. This might be useful for student review. It is concise, accurate, clear. But, in my opinion, it is not the sort of audiobook most people will want, and not what most people expect when they grab a work with "quantum" in the title. If anyone bought it and disagrees, I hope they will post a contrary opinion. Again, students may be the exception, and that is the purpose of the series, I believe.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Juha Hyvinkaa, Finland 06-09-14
    Juha Hyvinkaa, Finland 06-09-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a math teacher in a vocational school. I want to become a physics teacher also. Self development, teaching and upbringing intrest me.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I needed more than one listening"
    What did you like best about Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides? What did you like least?

    On the first listening I did not like it much. It might be that I just did not concentrate enough. Some months later I listened it again and enjoyed so much that I listened it twice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides?

    The book is well written and it is done for broad audiences, but the fact is that this is more like a schoolbook.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    If you prefer catchy anecdotes and so forth choose another book, but if you are looking for a well done popularized "schoolbook" take this since this presents the facts in nice and well organized manner


    Could you see Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No I do not see this would make a good movie. Since this is a well done audio schoolbook


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Zach 04-13-16
    Zach 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    4
    Overall
    Story
    "Simply fantastic"

    this was a fantastic audiobook with an excellent layout. It methodically step through advanced principal in a simple understandable way. I highly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. Renai 06-23-15
    D. Renai 06-23-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good, but tedious at times, and a bit monotonous "

    a good quantum physics audiobook to sleep to get a basic summary of...or good to sleep to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.