Quantum

Quantum
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Author: Manjit Kumar
Pages: 455
ISBN: 9781848311039
Release: 2008-10-02
Editor: Icon Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason ... Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this magisterial book, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its core. Quantum theory looks at the very building blocks of our world, the particles and processes without which it could not exist. Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century. Quantum theory is weird. In 1905, Albert Einstein suggested that light was a particle, not a wave, defying a century of experiments. Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Erwin Schrodinger's famous dead-and-alive cat are similarly strange. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. While "Quantum" sets the science in the context of the great upheavals of the modern age, Kumar's centrepiece is the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. 'Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into believing that the problem had been solved', lamented the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann. But in "Quantum", Kumar brings Einstein back to the centre of the quantum debate. "Quantum" is the essential read for anyone fascinated by this complex and thrilling story and by the band of brilliant men at its heart.

The Theory of Quantum Information

The Theory of Quantum Information
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Author: John Watrous
Pages: 598
ISBN: 9781107180567
Release: 2018-04-26
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Formal development of the mathematical theory of quantum information with clear proofs and exercises. For graduate students and researchers.

Quantum

Quantum
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Author: Patricia Cornwell
Pages: 607
ISBN: 1432881779
Release: 2020-09-30
Editor: Large Print Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase--a NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator-- detects a problem in the tunnels below a NASA research center. She discovers dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide. This series of disturbing clues point to Calli's twin sister Carme, who's been missing for days. Desperate to avoid disaster and clear her sister's name, Captain Chase races to find answers to her twin's erratic conduct. But time is running out, and she realizes that failure means catastrophe--for both the space program but for the safety of the entire nation"--Back cover.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Nihilism to quantum mechanics

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy  Nihilism to quantum mechanics
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Author: Edward Craig
Pages: 895
ISBN: 0415187125
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Review: "Depth and breadth of coverage, clarity of presentation, impressive bibliographies, excellent use of cross references, and an extensive index combine to make this an impressive reference work. The contributors have addressed both current and past scholarship on world philosophy and religion and have produced a worthy successor to Macmillan's 1967 Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It will be read and understood by the educated public as well as scholars and will be a fine addition to academic and large public library reference collections."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
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Author: Philip L. Bowers
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108670791
Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum mechanics is one of the principle pillars of modern physics. It also remains a topic of great interest to mathematicians. Since its discovery it has inspired and been inspired by many topics within modern mathematics, including functional analysis and operator algebras, Lie groups, Lie algebras and their representations, principle bundles, distribution theory, and much more. Written with beginning graduate students in mathematics in mind, this book provides a thorough treatment of (nonrelativistic) quantum mechanics in a style that is leisurely, without the usual theorem-proof grammar of pure mathematics, while remaining mathematically honest. The author takes the time to fully develop the required mathematics and employs a consistent mathematical presentation to clarify the often-confusing notation of physics texts. Along the way the reader encounters several topics requiring more advanced mathematics than found in many discussions of the subject, making for a fascinating course in how mathematics and physics interact.

Quantum Theory a Crash Course

Quantum Theory  a Crash Course
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Author: BRIAN. CLEGG
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781782408710
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum Theory: A Crash Course teaches you everything you need to know about this complex subject, breaking it down into 52 digestible topics. The book is divided into four chapters, covering various aspects of the theory: Its foundations and principles Its probabalistic nature and concepts The wide range of scientific interpretations Its practical applications in our lives Each chapter contains an overview, timeline and four biographies, followed by thirteen illustrated topics, each broken down into microscopic chunks. 'The Main Concept' explains the main concept of the subject, while 'Drill-Down' provides further detail or a different angle to enhance understanding. Finally, 'Matter' provides a fascinating or unusual fact. This is the perfect crash course for budding quantum theorists.

Einstein and the Quantum

Einstein and the Quantum
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Author: A. Douglas Stone
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780691168562
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the driving force behind early quantum theory. It paints a vivid portrait of the iconic physicist as he grappled with the apparently contradictory nature of the atomic world, in which its invisible constituents defy the categories of classical physics, behaving simultaneously as both particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later work on the emission and absorption of light, and on atomic gases, led directly to Erwin Schrödinger's breakthrough to the modern form of quantum mechanics. The book sheds light on why Einstein ultimately renounced his own brilliant work on quantum theory, due to his deep belief in science as something objective and eternal.

Diffusion Quantum Theory and Radically Elementary Mathematics MN 47

Diffusion  Quantum Theory  and Radically Elementary Mathematics   MN 47
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Author: William G. Faris
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780691125459
Release: 2006-09-10
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Diffusive motion--displacement due to the cumulative effect of irregular fluctuations--has been a fundamental concept in mathematics and physics since Einstein's work on Brownian motion. It is also relevant to understanding various aspects of quantum theory. This book explains diffusive motion and its relation to both nonrelativistic quantum theory and quantum field theory. It shows how diffusive motion concepts lead to a radical reexamination of the structure of mathematical analysis. The book's inspiration is Princeton University mathematics professor Edward Nelson's influential work in probability, functional analysis, nonstandard analysis, stochastic mechanics, and logic. The book can be used as a tutorial or reference, or read for pleasure by anyone interested in the role of mathematics in science. Because of the application of diffusive motion to quantum theory, it will interest physicists as well as mathematicians. The introductory chapter describes the interrelationships between the various themes, many of which were first brought to light by Edward Nelson. In his writing and conversation, Nelson has always emphasized and relished the human aspect of mathematical endeavor. In his intellectual world, there is no sharp boundary between the mathematical, the cultural, and the spiritual. It is fitting that the final chapter provides a mathematical perspective on musical theory, one that reveals an unexpected connection with some of the book's main themes.

Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology

Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology
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Author: Sachio Ishioka
Pages: 361
ISBN: 9789814282123
Release: 2009
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is the proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology (ISQM?TOKYO'08) which aims to link the recent advances in technology with fundamental problems in quantum mechanics. It also discusses fundamental problems and issues in quantum physics and places a special emphasis on ?Quantum Coherence and Decoherence?.The proceedings included a special lecture by Prof C N Yang, ?Pseudopotential Method in Cold Atom Research?, and 75 refereed papers covering the wide range of quantum physics: cold atoms and molecules; spin-Hall effect and anomalous Hall effect; magnetic domain wall dynamics and spin-related phenomena; Dirac fermions in condensed matter; quantum dot systems; entanglement and quantum information processing, qubit manipulations; mechanical properties of confined geometry; precise measurements; novel properties of nano-systems; and fundamental problems in quantum physics.The book will not only serve as a good reference for experts on quantum coherence and decoherence, but also as an introduction for newcomers to this field.

Spatio Temporal Dynamics and Quantum Fluctuations in Semiconductor Lasers

Spatio Temporal Dynamics and Quantum Fluctuations in Semiconductor Lasers
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Author: Edeltraud Gehrig,Ortwin Hess
Pages: 234
ISBN: 3540007415
Release: 2003-09-22
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents fundamental theories and simulations of the spatio-temporal dynamics and quantum fluctuations in semiconductor lasers. The dynamic interplay of light and matter is theoretically described by taking into account microscopic carrier dynamics, spatially dependent light-field propagation and the influence of spontaneous emission and noise.

Quantum Theory of Many Particle Systems

Quantum Theory of Many Particle Systems
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Author: Alexander L. Fetter,John Dirk Walecka
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780486134758
Release: 2012-03-08
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Self-contained treatment of nonrelativistic many-particle systems discusses both formalism and applications in terms of ground-state (zero-temperature) formalism, finite-temperature formalism, canonical transformations, and applications to physical systems. 1971 edition.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
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Author: Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139495486
Release: 2010-12-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Quantum Confinement

Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Quantum Confinement
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Author: M. Cahay
Pages: 494
ISBN: 1566771382
Release: 1997
Editor: The Electrochemical Society

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Quantum Machine Learning

Quantum Machine Learning
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Author: Peter Wittek
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780128010990
Release: 2014-09-10
Editor: Academic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quantum Machine Learning bridges the gap between abstract developments in quantum computing and the applied research on machine learning. Paring down the complexity of the disciplines involved, it focuses on providing a synthesis that explains the most important machine learning algorithms in a quantum framework. Theoretical advances in quantum computing are hard to follow for computer scientists, and sometimes even for researchers involved in the field. The lack of a step-by-step guide hampers the broader understanding of this emergent interdisciplinary body of research. Quantum Machine Learning sets the scene for a deeper understanding of the subject for readers of different backgrounds. The author has carefully constructed a clear comparison of classical learning algorithms and their quantum counterparts, thus making differences in computational complexity and learning performance apparent. This book synthesizes of a broad array of research into a manageable and concise presentation, with practical examples and applications. Bridges the gap between abstract developments in quantum computing with the applied research on machine learning Provides the theoretical minimum of machine learning, quantum mechanics, and quantum computing Gives step-by-step guidance to a broader understanding of this emergent interdisciplinary body of research

The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

The Theory of Open Quantum Systems
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Author: Heinz-Peter Breuer,Physikalisches Institut Heinz-Peter Breuer,Francesco Petruccione,School of Pure and Applied Physics Francesco Petruccione
Pages: 625
ISBN: 0198520638
Release: 2002
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book treats the central physical concepts and mathematical techniques used to investigate the dynamics of open quantum systems. To provide a self-contained presentation the text begins with a survey of classical probability theory and with an introduction into the foundations of quantum mechanics with particular emphasis on its statistical interpretation. The fundamentals of density matrix theory, quantum Markov processes and dynamical semigroups are developed. The most important master equations used in quantum optics and in the theory of quantum Brownian motion are applied to the study of many examples. Special attention is paid to the theory of environment induced decoherence, its role in the dynamical description of the measurement process and to the experimental observation of decohering Schrodinger cat states. The book includes the modern formulation of open quantum systems in terms of stochastic processes in Hilbert space. Stochastic wave function methods and Monte Carlo algorithms are designed and applied to important examples from quantum optics and atomic physics, such as Levy statistics in the laser cooling of atoms, and the damped Jaynes-Cummings model. The basic features of the non-Markovian quantum behaviour of open systems are examined on the basis of projection operator techniques. In addition, the book expounds the relativistic theory of quantum measurements and discusses several examples from a unified perspective, e.g. non-local measurements and quantum teleportation. Influence functional and super-operator techniques are employed to study the density matrix theory in quantum electrodynamics and applications to the destruction of quantum coherence are presented. The text addresses graduate students and lecturers in physics and applied mathematics, as well as researchers with interests in fundamental questions in quantum mechanics and its applications. Many analytical methods and computer simulation techniques are developed and illustrated with the help of numerous specific examples. Only a basic understanding of quantum mechanics and of elementary concepts of probability theory is assumed.

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing
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Author: Eleanor G. Rieffel,Wolfgang H. Polak
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9780262015066
Release: 2011-03-04
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A thorough exposition of quantum computing and the underlying concepts of quantum physics, with explanations of the relevant mathematics and numerous examples.

The Quantum Theory of Fields

The Quantum Theory of Fields
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Author: Steven Weinberg,Weinberg S
Pages: 635
ISBN: 0521550017
Release: 1995-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Comprehensive introduction to quantum field theory by Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, now available in paperback.

Quantum Optics

Quantum Optics
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Author: Marlan O. Scully,Scully,M. Suhail Zubairy
Pages: 630
ISBN: 0521435951
Release: 1997-09-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An in-depth and wide-ranging introduction to the field of quantum optics.

Quantum Measurement and Control

Quantum Measurement and Control
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Author: Howard M. Wiseman,Gerard J. Milburn
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9780521804424
Release: 2010
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Modern quantum measurement for graduate students and researchers in quantum information, quantum metrology, quantum control and related fields.

Quantum Optics

Quantum Optics
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Author: Girish S. Agarwal
Pages: 491
ISBN: 9781107006409
Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ideal for graduate courses on quantum optics, this textbook provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles and applications. It features end-of-chapter exercises with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107006409. It is invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in physics and photonics, quantum information science and quantum communications.