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Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

M. Suhail Zubairy


Quantum mechanics is a highly successful yet a mysterious theory. Quantum Mechanics for Beginners provides an introduction of this fascinating subject to someone with only a high school background in physics and mathematics. This book, except the last chapter on the Schrödinger equation, is entirely algebra-based. A major strength of this book is that, in addition to the foundation of quantum mechanics, it provides an introduction to the fields of quantum communication and quantum computing. The topics covered include wave–particle duality, the Heisenberg uncertainty relation, Bohr’s principle ... More

Keywords: quantum mechanics, quantum communication, quantum computing, foundation of quantum mechanics, Bell’s inequality, quantum entanglement, Einstein-Bohr debate, no-cloning theorem, quantum teleportation, quantum eraser, Shor’s algorithm, quantum teleportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198854227
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198854227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Suhail Zubairy, author
University Distinguished Professor and Munnerlyn-Heep Chair in Quantum Optics, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University