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Author Fayer, Michael D.

Title Absolutely small : how quantum theory explains our everyday world / Michael D. Fayer.

Published New York : AMACOM, [2010]


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Physical description ix, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Schrödinger's cat -- Size is absolute -- Some things about waves -- The photoelectric effect and Einstein's explanation -- Light : waves or particles? -- How big is a photon and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle -- Photons, electrons, and baseballs -- Quantum racquetball and the color of fruit -- The hydrogen atom : the history -- The hydrogen atom : quantum theory -- Many electron atoms and the periodic table of elements -- The hydrogen molecule and the covalent bond -- What holds atoms together : diatomic molecules -- Bigger molecules : the shapes of polyatomic molecules -- Beer and soap -- Fat, it's all about the double bonds -- Greenhouse gases -- Aromatic molecules -- Metals, insulators, and semiconductors -- Think quantum.
Subject Quantum theory -- Popular works.
Quantum chemistry -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780814414880