Amongst the numerous texts on the subject, the authors have succeeded in creating a novel approach to the understanding of quantum physics based on four novel features:
- deliberate use of qualitative methods and heuristic arguments rather than formal calculations;
- permanent reference to contemporary experimental results in many modern fields of physics (nuclear and high energy, neutronics, solid state, lasers, etc.);
- careful discussion of conceptual difficulties and terminological problems from the present standpoint;
- presentation of modern theoretical viewpoints (such as symmetry principles).
An impressive selection of original problems supplement this up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to quantum physics. Quantics - Rudiments will be appreciated by a wide audience, from educated layman to professional scientist.