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  • Quantum Theory

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: John Polkinghorne
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 119
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Quantum theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes it easier to understand other QM books

  • By Kindle me this: on 05-01-14

Too vague and too technical at the same time

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

As a Chemical Engineer, I am not completely foreign to many of the topics in this book. At the same time, I am not completely daunted by the math presented.

Having said that, this book manages to be too vague to take any reader interested in the subject further than what is easily available in YouTube while being, at the same time, too technical for an average reader that could be interested in an introduction to quantum physics.

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