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I hadn't thought about that book in a while, so I looked on amazon.com, and lo and behold, there it is, for $8.95 and free shipping, thanks to the folks at Dover Publications. Grab it!

You might as well get some of Gamow's other books while you're at it. Start with "Mr. Tompkins in Paperback" if you want more modern-physics stuff, and add "One Two Three... Infinity" if your student is interested in math.

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How about good old Halliday and Resnick? The math is minimal.

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Sorry! Thomas F. Jordan is the author of “Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form”

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I also like "The Meaning of Quantum Theory" by Jim Baggott. It is aimed at explaining the conceptual problems of quantum theory to chemistry and physics undergrads. It has more math than a popular science book, and you may need a little calculus and linear algebra to follow some chapters. However, it's not as much as in a standard quantum physics textbook, so if your student is strong then they might enjoy the challenge.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will definitly look into most.

I will probably start with the basic physics test and I have a few halliday resnick (don't we all).

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