1. Systems and Experiments 2. Quantum States 3. Principles of Quantum Mechanics 4. Time and Change 5. Uncertainty and Time Dependence 6. Combining Systems: Entanglement 7. More on Entanglement 8. Particles and Waves 9. Particle Dynamics 10. The Harmonic Oscillator
Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University since 1978. He is the author (with George Hrabovsky) of The Theoretical Minimum, as well as The Black Hole War and The Cosmic Landscape. He lives in Palo Alto, California.Art Friedman is a data consultant who previously spent fifteen years at Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer. A lifelong student of physics, he lives in Mountain View, California.
"If you want to know how physicists really think about the world,
this book is the place to start."--Sean Carroll, author of The
Particle at the End of the Universe
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