The Butterfly in the Quantum World: The story of the most fascinating quantum fractal

The Butterfly in the Quantum World: The story of the most fascinating quantum fractal

Butterfly in the Quantum World by Indu Satija, with contributions by Douglas Hofstadter, is the first book ever to tell the story of the "Hofstadter butterfly", a beautiful and fascinating graph lying at the heart of the quantum theory of matter. The butterfly came out of a simple-sounding question: What happens if you immerse a crystal in a magnetic field? What energies can the electrons take on? From 1930 onwards, physicists struggled to answer this question, until… (more)

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Publisher: IOP Concise Physics (September 06, 2016)

Collection: IOP Concise Physics

Parent ISBN: 9781681740539

Page count: 350 pages

Language: English


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