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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The last 3 chapters were not so good, though. Jun 18, Mohamed IBrahim rated it really liked it Shelves: Sicuramente troppe sono le citazioni che non sono riuscito a cogliere e che un “addetto ai lavori” invece avrebbe avvertito. All you are left with is confusion. The only reason I don’t give this book a five-star rating is because of the lacking of clear descriptions. This is Quantum World, the world quaantumland we live in, the world that would make our heads spin qauntumland we could see into the atom.

The attempt to find humor in subatomic interactions is laudable. Description In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible slice complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory.

Alice in Quantumland : An Allegory of Quantum Physics

It’s hard to believe the world works this way and the findings bring about questions on the nature of reality. Quantum Physics and Reality I guarantee you’ll be shocked if you aren’t familiar with the science. I found this to be very helpful given the complexity of the material being shared.

D Regarding the book, it is pretty amazing; It’s involving this great story “Alice in Wonderland” in the real fantasy of the Quantum world producing this masterpiece, and the book is so simple and easily understandable for those who know very little about this theory, though some parts beat my brains out, but comparing to the whole book, they are neglected, so if you don’t even have the main concepts or a background about it you don’t have to worry ; Popular passages Page iv – Neils Bohr, the father figure of quantum mechanics in its early days, is said to have remarked that anyone who did not feel dizzy when thinking about quantum theory had not understood it.


Trivia About Alice in Quantuml May 22, Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Truly words do mean what QM choses them to mean. The word ‘allegory’ is defined as “expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence”.

I recommend it to imaginative science geeks. 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.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

The ‘narrative’ is even interrupted by actual block-quotes which go deeper into the lessons, and also end-of-chapter notes for additional lesson-y stuff. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Want to Read saving…. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Jun 18, Nada Khaled rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s not enough, however. The book is full of “color”ful and “quark”y characters and was a lot of fun to read. quantumlabd

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore

The Quantumland of the title is a string of loosely related scenarios from enthusiastic physics textbooks linked by in-story geographical location. This book was a terrific primer on Quantum theory which for those of you who aren’t familiar is some mind alie, supernatural sounding stuff. You are the student sitting in a classroom. This book was more proof that learning about complicated ideas can still be fun, even when you’re struggling to fully comprehend them.

An Allegory of Quantum Physics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. With so little real explanation in favor of pushing the Alice story, I can’t recommend this book for laypersons looking to familiarize themselves with the basics of quantum mechanics. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and quaantumland.


I’m not going to lie and give a higher ranking to look smart It seems like a lot wasted potential, and that something really remarkable could’ve been done with this idea. This is a very interesting book, although the complex theories can cause a dizzy feeling.

I knew literally nothing about quantum physics before, other than the name itself, but now I have the ability to say that I can conceptualize portions of the basics. Mar 22, Deb Pate rated it did not like it. Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.

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Il libro ha il grande pregio di mantenere le promesse. Lists with This Book. And what is Quantumland?

It was intriguing, which helped dim the confusing aspects of the entire book. That was a really cool ride read. I almost understood the first half of the book only. Myself, I do have an amateur interest for all this physics stuff, but still this book was pretty tedious to finish.

Alice in Quantum Land: Moreover, you’ll get the feeling that the combination of a secondary-school physics textbook and Alice in Wonderland is sometimes quangumland bit clumsy and inept. I had never heard of this allegory before, and I don’t think I ever would ha Wuantumland phenomenal combination of familiar and complex concepts had one of the most remarkable formats that I have read.

It’s accessible, yet aloce, with scientific definitions, and fun illustrations that help the reader to imagine very complex concepts.