There are a couple of decent 'pop' books that explain the general ideas. Marcus Chown's "Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You" is good for an afternoon's entertainment, and after your brain has eased into that, John Gribbin is always a fantastic read. I recommend his "In Search of Schrodinger's Cat". Although he has quite a few.. that's the only one I've read.
But the saying is correct (I forget who it's attributed to): "If you think you've understood quantum theory, you've understood nothing of quantum theory." It's stranger than most things.
Of course, we might not be talking about the same thing - I did a three week module in first year Physics called quantum mechanics.. it was just about electrons and their orbitals etc., loads of Aufbau diagrams.. but nothing wierd and freaky and wonderful.
It's attributed to Richard Feynman. Who also has some good publications on the subject.
Yeah, six easy pieces, well, for me, not so much.....maybe time to try again
I think Wikipedia is a pretty good source.
WOW! That really cracked me up. Thanks for that!
I pretty much agree with this. I'm also majoring in physics, but as of now the only physics class I've taken in college is Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, which I got an A in and I've gotten A's in the first two semesters of calculus. I'm definitely going to learn quantum mechanics the real way during college when the time comes. Until then, A Brief History Of Time will suffice as quantum mechanics reading material for me. I also have a couple of Brian Greene books, but I haven't gotten around to reading them.