# How to teach physics to your dog /

##### by Orzel, Chad.

Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2009Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.Description: viii, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781416572282 :; 1416572287.Title notes: $24.00 4-2010 (db)Subject(s): Physics -- Popular works | Physics -- Humor | Quantum theory -- Popular works | Quantum theory -- HumorOnline resources: Publisher description | Sample textItem type | Home library | Collection | Shelving location | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode |
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Books | Altadena Main Library | Adult Collection | Adult NonFiction | 530.12 ORZ | Available | 39270003381070 |

#### Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Quantum physics has never been more popular. Once thought of as an obscure science, it reached the masses via the notion of teleportation in Star Trek and, more recently, as an integral part of the popular TV series Lost and Fringe. Now, inspired by his hugely popular website and science blog, Chad Orzel uses his cherished mutt Emmy to explain the basic principles of quantum physics. And who better to explain the magical universe of quantum physics than a talking dog?

$24.00 4-2010 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-230).

Why talk to your dog about physics? : an introduction to quantum physics -- Which way? both ways : particle-wave duality -- Where's my bone? : the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle -- Schrödinger's Dog : the Copenhagen interpretation -- Many worlds, many treats : the many-worlds interpretation -- Are we there yet? : the quantum Zeno effect -- No digging required : quantum tunneling -- Spooky barking at a distance : quantum entanglement -- Beam me a bunny : quantum teleportation -- Bunnies made of cheese : virtual particles and quantum electrodynamics -- Beware of evil squirrels : misuses of quantum physics.

Who better to teach the magic of quantum physics than a talking dog? Sit down with Orzel and his dog Emmy as the author explains the laws of physics.

### Table of contents provided by Syndetics

**Introduction: Why Talk to Your Dog about Physics?: An Introduction to Quantum Physics**(p. 1)**Chapter 1 Which Way? Both Ways: Particle-Wave Duality**(p. 9)**Chapter 2 Where's My Bone? The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle**(p. 35)**Chapter 3 Schrödinger's Dog: The Copenhagen Interpretation**(p. 55)**Chapter 4 Many Worlds, Many Treats: The Many-Worlds Interpretation**(p. 81)**Chapter 5 Are We There Yet? The Quantum Zeno Effect**(p. 105)**Chapter 6 No Digging Required: Quantum Tunneling**(p. 119)**Chapter 7 Spooky Barking at a Distance: Quantum Entanglement**(p. 139)**Chapter 8 Beam Me a Bunny: Quantum Teleportation**(p. 165)**Chapter 9 Bunnies Made of Cheese: Virtual Particles and Quantum Electrodynamics**(p. 189)**Chapter 10 Beware of Evil Squirrels: Misuses of Quantum Physics**(p. 209)**Acknowledgments**(p. 227)**Further Reading**(p. 229)**Glossary of Important Terms**(p. 231)