Simply Quantum Physics is a concise survey course in quantum mechanics and allied concepts in physics collected and curated by the DK editorial group. Due out 23rd Feb 2021 from Penguin Random House on their DK imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.
book is arranged in categories with numerous short capsule entries
covering diverse related points. The editors have grouped the material
around broad categories: the quantum world (motion, particles, force), the genesis of quantum physics as an attempt to explain and codify different phenomena (ideal bodies, energy quantization, energy states, electron orbitals), wave function, quantum phenomena, technology applications, and many more.
The text is clearly written in fairly accessible language which can be
understood by the average reader. Despite being very short (most are 1
page long), they provide some surprisingly subtle insights into physics concepts and schools of thought (with a little history). The short subject pages
are enhanced with graphics and illustrations to help the information be
more easily retained by the reader.
This volume won't obviate the need for
a textbook for studying physics, obviously, but it will provide a good
intro to some concepts in language which can be understood
by most readers. This would be a good choice for students looking for a
supplementary text, adult readers who want a condensed and concise broad
survey of concepts and terminology used, and readers who are
curious about physics for whom a short introduction is sufficient. The book does include a short cross referenced index, but no bibliography or links for further reading.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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