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Book on quantum physics

  1. Oct 1, 2007 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am not much of a quantum physicist but love reading texts on QP.
    I have a small problem and maybe, I thought, users of this forum can help me out.

    About 10 years ago, when I was still a teenager, I remember reading a book on Quantum Physics. I still remember the book was a fantastic read. Concepts were explained in an extremely simple manner that all could understand. I bet it was a classic.

    Unfortunately I have forgotten the name of the book as well as its author.
    One thing I know for sure that the book was written by a Russian. The cover of the book was black and yellow. The top half black and the bottom yellow or vice versa. I think but am not sure that it was a translation. The author made quantum physics look so simple (remarkably). The texts were mostly theory (very little mathematics) with illustrations. The book was not a text book for school or university students but for a layman.

    If anyone in the forum can tell me the name of the book and its author provided the information above, I would be extremely grateful.

    I am willing to let you know any other information that you require.

    Thanks and regards,
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  3. Oct 1, 2007 #2


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    Could it be you mean George Gamow ? He wrote several books for laymen. I haven't read one of them so I can't tell you if they contain the things you' mentioned. I didn't succeed in finding cover images of an old edition on abebooks so I can't tell whether named colours match.
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