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Quantum Weirdness

William J. Mullin


The predictions of quantum mechanics and their interpretation lead to many surprises, for example, the ability to detect the characteristics of an object without ever probing it in any way, via “interaction-free measurement,” the ability of a particle to tunnel through an energetically forbidden region, or teleportation of an atom. Quantum mechanics often seems downright bizarre, which is why it can be described as having “quantum weirdness.” The book starts with a discussion of the basic physics of waves and then introduces the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, including the wave function, s ... More

Keywords: Bell’s theorem, boson, entanglement, fermion, matter waves, quantum computing, quantum mechanics, superposition, teleportation, wave function

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Mullin, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst