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Absolutely Small, Chapter 5: Light, Waves or Particles?
     

Absolutely Small, Chapter 5: Light, Waves or Particles?

by Michael D. FAYER
 
EinsteinAÆs explanation of the photoelectric effect in terms of particles of light (photons) caused a major problem. Sometimes light seems to act as waves but sometimes it acts as particles. The concept of quantum mechanical waves, called probability amplitude waves, is introduced. It is shown that in some sense a particle can be at two places at once.

Overview

EinsteinAÆs explanation of the photoelectric effect in terms of particles of light (photons) caused a major problem. Sometimes light seems to act as waves but sometimes it acts as particles. The concept of quantum mechanical waves, called probability amplitude waves, is introduced. It is shown that in some sense a particle can be at two places at once.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814421772
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
2 MB

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