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The quantum story

a history in 40 moments

by J. E. Baggott

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Quantum theory,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-447) and index.

    StatementJim Baggott
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC173.98 .B34 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 469 p. :
    Number of Pages469
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25061624M
    ISBN 100199566844
    ISBN 109780199566846
    LC Control Number2011282497
    OCLC/WorldCa663438460

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