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Quantum Mechanics

Classical and Quantum mechanics are the two main fields of mechanics in physics. Classical mechanics came a few hundred years before Quantum mechanics. Subsequently it is less accurate and less reliable then the more recent mechanic field of Quantum mechanics. Despite being outdated, Classical mechanics can still be used for many everyday problems with bigger and slower moving objects. However, when dealing with extremely fast moving or small subatomic particles a Classical approach will not...

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Quantum Mechanics Homework

Drion Shkreli Alchemy to Astrophysics Professor Efthimiades 12/11/2012 Quantum Mechanics Homework 1. Principles of Quantum Mechanics a. Particles have multiple virtual motions and each motion is accompanied by a wave. The strength of the total particle wave at each point corresponds to the probability that the particle may be found there. Applying this principle we can explain all kinds of phenomena, from the properties of atoms and radioactivity to light reflection. 2. Electron Double...

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Quantum Mechanics and Imagination

Studying theater. Being a singer. Travelling around the world. Being famous. Being president of the United States. The truth is that all people have dreams thwarted. We all dream of something, no matter how we may appear. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber. They also had a dream that once seemed crazy. And you know who differentiates them from us? They used their imagination. Yes. they imagined their dreams becoming reality and thanks to that found ways to do it. And you know...

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Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics ~Three physicists were instrumental: Heisenberg, De Broglie, and Schrodinger ~Their approach stemmed from De Broglie's matter wave concept known as "Wave Mechanics" or "Quantum Mechanics" ~ Bohr's model was inefficient for atoms other than hydrogen or poly-electronic atoms ~ This new approach to a model of the atom focused on the concept of wave functions ~ Since electrons are particles and therefore have wave properties ~ Schrodinger viewed the electron as a standing wave ...

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Quantum physics: The photoelectric effect

Quantum physics: The photoelectric effect What is the photoelectric effect? The photoelectric effect is when a clean metal surface emits electrons after light, especially ultraviolet, has been shone on at it. This happens because of a process called photoelectric emission whereby a single photon package of electromagnetic energy, called a quantum, is absorbed by metal surfaces. This energy is then transferred to one single electron which can then be released by the metal and that released electron...

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Article Review: the Quantum Enigma and Islamic Sciences by Waleed El-Ansary

Article Review The Quantum Enigma and Islamic Sciences of Nature: Implications for Islamic Economic Theory The Issue The author tries to raise doubts on the validity of the approach taken by neoclassical economics in ‘The Theory of Choice’. The article criticizes the mono-utility function because it is unable to describe a situation with many rational values with a single end, which is the basic of Islamic Economy theory. Finally the article points to the Quantum Mechanics, to describe the relationship...

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Quantum Mechanics

Quantum mechanics is one of the major revolutions in 20th century Physics. It is probably the closest science has come to a fundamental description of the underlying nature of reality. And yet it is totally bizarre—it flies in the face of all our intuition and common sense. It sounds more like science fiction, or a poorly written fantasy, than notions which serious scientists would entertain. In this paper, we attempt to explain some of these fantastic notions for the layman. This paper comes with...

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Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics In 1758 scientist found that the gases giving off by the burning materials emitted different colors of lights of spectrums. Not all the colors of the rainbow appeared and they were black gaps in the spectrum. 1802 it was discovered the solar spectrum had tiny gaps, they were many thin dark light in the rainbow colors. 100 years ago , the hot solid gave continuos spectrum and the overall color of the line revealed the temperature of the object. This discovery made it possible...

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Introduction: Physical Sciences

mathematics, and biology, but during the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century, the natural sciences emerged as unique research programs in their own right.[7] Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms of other sciences, while opening new avenues of research in areas such as mathematics and philosophy. Physics also makes...

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Erwin Schrodinger

invented wave mechanics and an equation dealing with it which he named the Schrödinger equation. Later this equation became the foundation of modern quantum mechanics. The invention of wave mechanics represented an attempt to overcome difficulties in Niels Bohr's theory of the hydrogen atom. He used the mathematics of waves in a way which attempted to eliminate quantum jumps, the instantaneous movement of electrons from one energy level to another. He sought to represent this quantum transition as...

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