Alice in Quantumland: an allegory of quantum physics / Robert Gilmore p. cm The Quantumland in which Alice travels is rather like a theme park in which . Alice is about to enter a whole new Wonderland. It’s Quantumland–a kind of intellectual amusement park, smaller than an atom, where each attraction. In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a.

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I wouldn’t recomm May be I wasn’t the target audience, but the allegory just did not work for me. See all 55 reviews. I say, so called, because there are no actual literary characters in this work; there is no plot; there is nothing besides physics lessons.

Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries Il libro ha il grande pregio di mantenere le promesse. The word ‘allegory’ is defined as “expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human I went into this book lf the impression that Robert Gilmore would use Alice as a quantumlandd to teach readers about quantum physics.

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Lists What are lists? Feb 16, Syed Koushik rated it really liked it. I had never heard of this allegory before, and I don’t think I ever would have come across it if he hadn’t introduced me to it.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? It is an interesting book trying to explain how quantum principles are not intuitive and differ from what we see in our daily lives. Tags What are tags? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. You should know a little background in order to understand, and even then rereading some parts is a good idea, but help your techy child or grandchild if they need it and encourage them by explaining the analogies and you all can enjoy Quantum Land!


I have no idea what else Robert Gilmore could have done to clarify for what was written about, so I blame my confusion solely on myself. Simple diagrams done in a different style, a la the chess problems in Through the Looking-Glasswould have been sufficient. I ‘ll definitely check this book a Robert Gilmore does a wonderful job explaining basic quantum physics through Alice ‘s famous journey in wonderland in such an efficient way, even those with no theoretical background such as myself can grasp its basic principleswhile also keeping the story itself fun and interesting.

Truly words do mean Colors are not colors and red has an anti-red – and both of them are not colors.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

Great for all ages! The University of Melbourne. I found this to be very helpful g This book was a terrific primer on Quantum theory which for those of you who aren’t familiar is some mind boggling, supernatural sounding stuff. Jul 26, Noha rated it it was ok. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Such a wonderful book! Particles exist before they have been caused, and then travel back in time to collide with their respective anti-particles to die – causing the particles to appear like an anti-particles after the collisions for sometime.

These 4 locations in Victoria: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The book is a good read, but it does not teach you quantum physics.

Truly words do mean what QM choses them to mean. Unlike Hawking, he writes in such detail that halfway through the book you’ll probably get lost in the amount of information luckily there’s an index at the back.


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Account Options Sign in. Jun 10, G. A really nice way of introducing the basic principles of quantum physics. It was so needlessly convoluted, I almost gave up on it – but it slotted in to my challenge categories and was a mercifully short read, so I plodded on. An Allegory of Quantum Physics.

Hardcoverpages. I have recommended this book to friends interested in chemistry and particle theory. I aan definitely check this book again allegkry the future. As Alice continues watching the TV screen becomes fuzzy and she finds herself being pulled inside, tumbling headlong into a new world – a world where electrons always bounce and wiggle so that they can remain small, where rabbits run headlong at locked doors and pass through unharmed eventuallywhere no matter what path Alice takes, she always ends up where she is supposed to be.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. PopSugar -An allegory This is a very interesting book, although the complex theories can cause a dizzy feeling. Quantumlqnd who loves learning should read it. It is a thrilling introduction to some essential, often difficult-to-grasp concepts about the world we inhabit. Get to Know Us. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

How else can one describe QM? Words as unrelated as Up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm are types of properties of a particle.

Jun 18, Nada Khaled rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.