The Quantumland in which Alice travels is rather like a theme park in which Alice is Quantumland shows the essential features of the quantum world: the world. Alice in Quantumland is Robert Gilmore’s amazing fantasy ride through the landscape of quantum physics – the interrelated group of theories on the nature of . 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.

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Don’t be so traditional! Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Dec 13, Sophia F rated it really liked it Shelves: The weird humour makes it really hard to understand the principles that are meant to be conveyed e. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The only reason I didn’t rate the book a five-star is that I have heard that the equation used to prove quantumkand physics had to be changed by adding in a part that was incorrect. The book is a good read, but it does not teach you quantum physics. This may be a good idea for a book, but it isn’t any more understandable than any other book on quantum physics that I’ve tried. I have inn physics teacher to thank for lending me his book. I think it’s helpful to understand at least a little about the subject because if you’re interested in books written about the Universe, different aspects of this topic tend to come up fairly often.

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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics – Robert Gilmore – Google Books

I knew literally nothing about quantum physics before, other than the name itself, quatnumland now I have the ability to say that I can conceptualize portions of the basics. The only reason I didn’t rate the book a five-star is that I have heard that the equation used to prove quant This is a very interesting book, although the complex theories can cause a dizzy feeling.


For the most part these are true. Uncertainty, Pauli exclusion, virtual reality and many other quantum phenomena were explain in this book. E’ un mondo incomprensibile, sorprendente e totalmente fuori dalle logiche alle quali siamo abituati.

A little girl named Alice sits in her room a little bit bored and then something strange happens – she appears to be as small as an electron. Jan 04, Allen rated it really liked it.

As the subtitle says, this is an allegory of qkantumland physics. Definitely an enjoyable read, but I don’t feel I gained much scientific knowledge. This phenomenal combination of familiar and complex concepts had one of the most remarkable formats that I have read.

Alice in Quantumland : An Allegory of Quantum Physics

The story takes Alice, a late 20th-century schoolgirl, through several of the best-known thought experiments in quantum physics without benefit of diagrams or pictures. Lesson after lesson after lesson dryly presented by so called characters such as the Photon, the Electron, the Classic Mechanic, the Quantum Mechanic”, etc. The attempt to find humor in subatomic interactions qusntumland laudable. Jun 10, G.

Otherwise, I was impressed with his ability to incorporate two extremely different notions in such a manner. The Best Books of The book’s end-of-chapter notes may turn kids off with their wordiness, but I actually advise readers to skip them entirely and read the book with Wikipedia or Google close at hand.

Even if he did! The mobile phone you are holding! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to aliec. At least, I’m certain that my high-school physics teacher would have marked such an equation incorrect if I had submitted it to her.

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Well, in a fictional way.

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How is it existed? To me, this causes concern that the theories are still just that, theories, and shouldn’t be taken as fact. I was hoping that this would read more like a novel, rather than a textbook. Neff rated it really liked it.

He is the professor. Account Options Sign in. The topic is quantmuland complex and this quantumpand was the perfect starting point. E se Alice invece che nella tana del bianconiglio finisse nel mondo dell’infinitamente piccolo?

Invece Robert Gilmore, fisico con un curriculum di tutto rispetto, grazie ad un colpo di genio, riesce nell’impresa. Apr 28, ron btdtbttsawio rated it it was ok Shelves: May 22, Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing Shelves: She’s going to shrink again – to the size of a nuclear particle – but she’s not going down the rabbit hole.

And what iin Quantumland? Using the Alice framework to present an overt scientific lecture entirely misses the point. The Quantumland of the title is a string of loosely related scenarios from qkantumland physics textbooks linked by in-story geographical location.

Moreover, you’ll get the feeling that the combination of a secondary-school physics textbook and Alice in Wonderland alive sometimes a bit clumsy and inept. Book ratings by Goodreads.

The premise appears to be that if you’re wanting to go to a restaurant in town, while you’re taking one route, you’re also taking every other route at the same time.

In “Alice in Quantumland”, our heroine goes from place to place, where she meets characters who give her actual lessons in quantum physics.