Quantum Physics

The non amateur stuff. Hawking, black holes, that sort of thing

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I am currently reading a book called We need to talk about Kelvin by Marcus Chown, and this is great for explaining what every day observations can tell us about the world of quantum physics.
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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is part history and part explanation (and regarded by many as a popular science classic). I've enjoyed all of Gribbin's books.
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Without seeming to be pedantic, should we be using the term "quantum physics"? As a description for a branch of physics, it sounds too all-embracing.
Wouldn't it be more appropriate to say quantum mechanics?
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I think the two are interchangeable in this case, especially for a "beginner". On the other hand, it could be argued that Quantum Mechanics is a branch of Quantum Physics, as are Quantum Electrodynamics, Quantum Chromodynamics, Quantum Optics, etc.
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A thing that puzzles me Joe is that, if we live in a zero-energy, free lunch, Universe, why do I keep getting energy bills?
I think I'll send the next bill to Stephen Hawking, so that he can explain to the supplier that there's no charge for zero energy usage.
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If anyone reading this is confused, it's because the original poster turned out to be a spammer and his post asking for QM book recommendations has been removed.
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