Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Quantum Physics books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum (2015)
- The Physics of God: Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendence (2017)
- The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (2010)
- Quantum Physics For Dummies (2013)
- Quantum Physics: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides) (2005)
- Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2017)
- Quantum Physics: an overview of a weird world: A primer on the conceptual foundations of quantum physics (2019)
- Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness (2011)
- Quantum Physics (Idiot’s Guides) (2015)
- What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics (2019)
- Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality (2011)
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Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum (2015)
First he taught you classical mechanics.
The Physics of God: Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendence (2017)
Setting aside the pervasive material bias of science and lifting the obscuring fog of religious sectarianism reveals a surprisingly clear unity of science and religion.
The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.
Quantum Physics For Dummies (2013)
Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations.
From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.
Around 1900, physicists started to discover particles like electrons, protons, and neutrons, and with these discoveries believed they could predict the internal behavior of the atom. However, once their predictions were compared to the results of experiments in the real world, it became clear that the principles of classical physics and mechanics were far from capable of explaining phenomena on the atomic scale.
Quantum Physics: an overview of a weird world: A primer on the conceptual foundations of quantum physics (2019)
A comprehensive introduction to the scientific principles of a complex topic in which meaning and interpretation never cease to puzzle and surprise. An A-Z guide which is neither too advanced nor oversimplified and which is complete with figures and graphs that illustrate the deeper meaning of the concepts you are unlikely to find elsewhere.
In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one-third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner explain all this in non-technical terms with help from some fanciful stories and anecdotes about the theory’s developers.
Quantum physics explores the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller levels. Idiot’s Guides: Quantum Physics explores this very complex topic, while making it easy-to-understand for science enthusiasts and students alike. It skips the complicated math and dives right in to all of the concepts, paradoxes, and implications that make quantum physics so fascinating.
Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity’s finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr’s solipsistic and poorly reasoned Copenhagen interpretation.
“A lucid account of quantum theory (and why you should care) combined with a gripping narrative.”―San Francisco Chronicle Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it.
Best Quantum Physics Books to Read
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Classical and Quantum Statistical Physics: Fundamentals and Advanced Topics
Author(s): Carlo Heissenberg, Augusto Sagnotti
ID: 3199227, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Quantum Physics For Beginners: The Simplified Guide For All Beginners To Learn The Basics Of Mechanics Principles And Quantum Physics Theories
Author(s): David D. Cox
ID: 3205262, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Quantum Interpretations
Author(s): Olival Freire Jr. (editor)
ID: 3234577, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.