The Handy Quantum Physics Answer Book

by Charles Liu, PhD
Handy Quantum Physics

Charles Liu, Ph.D is a professor of astrophysics … Dr. Liu writes for students and general audiences … Dr. Liu explains that we deal with quantum physics every day. … your computer, your laptop, your Ipad, your cell phone all use the principles of quantum mechanics.

As a paranormal investigator, I find a lot of information in this book fascinating. Take for example..."what is quantum teleportation". Hint: It's NOT "Beam me up Scotty!" Ever wonder what would happen if you fell into a black hole? Wonder no more, the answer is in this book. In this book, if you want to understand anti-matter, artificial intelligence, entangled time, the multiverse and MORE!

You will be gifted with cosmic knowledge that radiates from this magnificent book. If you seek out brilliance, search no further, it's all in this masterly crafted book!

How can something be in two places at once—or connected across time and space?

How can a cat be alive and dead at the same time? Quantum physics helps explain many mysteries of the universe—and maybe a few parallel universes. Quantum physics is fundamental to the world and the universe, and yet many of us know next to nothing about it! How does it work? How does it affect you, me, and the universe?

Explaining everything from the basics to the latest theories and from practical applications to the future might hold, The Handy Quantum Physics Answer Book makes quantum physics and its impact on us, the world, and the universe entertaining and easy to grasp. This engaging and approachable guide provides clear answers to more than 800 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and most fascinating questions about quantum physics, including …
  • Did the Big Bang arise from quantum foam?
  • When did philosophers first consider the existence of atoms?
  • How was radioactivity discovered?
  • What is the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated?
  • Why did Albert Einstein say, “God does not play dice with the universe”?
  • How do animals sense magnetic fields?
  • What did quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger say about free will?
  • Does entangled time mean the present can affect the past?
  • How does quantum physics appear in portrayals of space?
  • What is quantum teleportation?
  • Does quantum physics predict the existence of a multiverse?
  • What is artificial intelligence?
  • And much, much more!

    Governing the behavior of matter and energy on minuscule scales, quantum physics affects you in countless ways. It helps shape everything, from the DNA inside you and the sun shining on you to the mobile phone in your hand and the computer on your desk. Quantum physics appears in so many sciences—and even psychology and philosophy! It is all around us. Without it, the sun wouldn’t shine. With its role in photosynthesis, it literally supports life. And it might even mean that the multiverse is real. The world is an amazing and often complex place, and through quantum physics all of us may one day understand the universe and how it all works!!
  • About Charles Liu, PhD

    Charles Liu, PhD Charles Liu is a professor of astrophysics at the City University of New York's College of Staten Island and an associate with the Hayden Planetarium and Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. His research focuses on colliding galaxies, starburst galaxies, quasars, and the star formation history of the universe. In addition to his research publications, Liu also writes for students and general audiences; including Visible Ink Press’ popular The Handy Astronomy Answer Book and The Handy Physics Answer Book, as well as StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Jeffery Lee Simons. For his work with students, he has received the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award and the Award for Popular Writing on Solar Physics from the American Astronomical Society. Until recently, he served as Education Officer and Trustee of the American Astronomical Society, and he currently serves as president of the Astronomical Society of New York. He earned degrees in astronomy, astrophysics, and physics from Harvard and the University of Arizona, and he held postdoctoral positions at Kitt Peak National Observatory and at Columbia University. He and his wife have a daughter and two sons.

    Hometown: New Jersey

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