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This is a rare and much-needed book: a concise but comprehensive account of quantum mechanics written by a respected physicist for popular science readers. Sam Treiman is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Princeton University and is internationally renowned for his work in particle physics. In The Odd Quantum, he makes quantum mechanics accessible to nonspecialists, combining mastery of the material with clear, elegant prose and infectious enthusiasm as he conveys the substance, methods, and profound oddities of the field. Treiman begins with an overview of quantum mechanics.

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