Quantum Mechanics

This video is about the stunning and perplexing field of quantum mechanics.

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In Chard Orzel’s amusing book How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, he explains quantum mechanics to his dog Emmy:


Because quantum mechanics is so fantastically bizarre, the book Alice in Quantumland by Robert Gilmore parodies the tale of Alice in Wonderland with a quantum twist:


Richard Feynman’s thought-provoking and approachable book QED introduces the counterintuitive ideas of light and matter in quantum electrodynamics:


A central idea of quantum mechanics is Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle:


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