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Transnational College of Lex
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If you want to understand quantum mechanics starting with little or no knowledge this is the book for you. But even for those of you who are not dying to learn quantum mechanics, this still might be a book worth reading. More and more quantum mechanics does matter. Quantum mechanics provides not only an "explanation" of some of the most fundamental behavior in our world, but also is increasingly a part of our mythology (e.g. the uncertainty principle) and probably of future engineering (e.g. the quantum computer).
As wonderful as this book is, I would make a few observations:
1. If you are really serious about understanding the underpinnings of quantum mechanics, or simply think this is the kind of thing you just won't get enough of, start first with the other book in this series, "Who is Fourier?" A fair amount of the mathematics in quantum mechanics relies on material covered in "Who is Fourier?" If you are going to get serious about this you might as well read the books in what would be a more satisfying order.
2. Be forewarned, the style of this book is not that of your typical scholarly book. This is not a weakness; in fact, it provides a warm charm, much the way the odd English in a Japanese video game does. The book is well translated from the original Japanese, but some of the unusual cultural differences remain. In several sections, there are perhaps a few too many references comparing learning science with learning another language. Fortunately, these sections can be easily skimmed.
3. One of the most fascinating results to come out of quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. This book does a wonderful job laying the foundation for this principle. The book spends a lot of time going through Schrodinger's equations deriving the formulas for quantum mechanics from the assumption that the electron is a wave rather than a particle. This, along with Heisenberg's particle and matrix basis for determining quantum mechanics, provides the pivotal models for the uncertainty principle. Yet I found the treatment of the uncertainty principal itself disappointingly brief.
4. There seems to be a proHeisenberg bias to the book. The Heisenberg story is at the center of the book, and it is briefly noted that one of the senior teachers at the Japanese school where this book was written was an associate of Heisenberg's. I can't say for certain that this treatment is biased without knowing more of the history, but that is certainly the impression one gets.
"What is Quantum Mechanics?" is organized into six chapters. The first chapter discusses the study of light and how the results of the "black box" experiment led Einstein to the conclusion that light could be described as a particle as well as a wave. The second chapter moves the discussion from the study of light to the study of electrons. Bohr's initial model of the atom with electron "circling" the nucleus is derived. The third chapter describes how Heisenberg "squeezed" the discrete behavior of the electron into the equations of motion from classical physics. The fourth chapter describes how Schrodinger took de Borglie's insight that the electron could also be described as a wave to derive the equations of quantum mechanics. The fifth chapter describes how Schroidinger ultimately failed to provide a visual image for the behavior of the electron. The sixth chapter brings us to where we are today with Bohr's probability view and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. All in all, this book is an absolute pleasure.
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「数式」は、万国共通の自然現象を表す「ことば」。「フーリエ級数」「量子力学」「分子生物学」にカレッジの学生たちが取り組み、誰でも楽しく物理や数学、生物がわかってしまう本にまとめました。
冒険シリーズは各地の大学などで教科書・参考書としても採用されています。現在、合わせて出版部数１２万部を突破。専門書としては異例のベストセラーになっています。
フーリエの冒険
価格3,675円（3,500円＋税）
ISBN9784****19002
量子力学の冒険
価格3,885円（3,700円＋税）
ISBN9784****19019
ＤＮＡの冒険
価格3,780円（3,600円＋税）
ISBN9784****19033
トランスナショナル カレッジ オブ レックス 編 ／ ヒッポファミリークラブ 刊
好評のオリジナル日本語版を一部改訂し、さらにわかりやすい内容になっています。『What Is Quantum Mechanics?』はカレッジのシニアフェロウでもあるシカゴ大学の南部陽一郎教授(2008年ノーベル物理学賞受賞)に監修していただきました。
アメリカの書店でも好評発売中で、“Who is Fourier?” “What is Quantum Mechanics?”はコーネル大学、ボストン大学、コロラド大学など海外でも教科書として採用されています。
WHO IS FOURIES? A Mathmatical Adventure
フーリエの冒険 英語版
価格4,200円（4,000円＋税）
ISBN9780****50403
WHAT IS QUANTUM MECHANICS? A Physics Adventure
量子力学の冒険 英語版
価格4,200円（4,000円＋税）
ISBN9780****50410
WHAT IS DNA? A Biology Adventure
DNAの冒険 英語版
価格4,200円（4,000円＋税）
ISBN9780****50427
Transnational College of LEX 編 ／ Language Research Foundation 刊
冒険シリーズが韓国語に翻訳され、韓国語版「フーリエの冒険」として2003年8月に、また韓国語「量子力学の冒険」は2001年4月に、それぞれ韓国で出版されました。
オリジナル版の親しみやすい文調をそのまま韓国語にしようと、韓国高句麗大学の物理学者・朴先生と学生たちの手によって翻訳されました。韓国では画期的な、口語体によって書かれた物理書となりました。
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