This book is the fourth stage of our exploration of Quantum Mechanics in the Everyone’s Guide Series.
We first review waves and particle-wave duality. We'll revisit the Uncertaintly Principle, and discuss the Two-Slit Experiment in depth.
Then, we delve deeper into wavefunctions and explore more Quantum Mechanical mysteries: barrier penetration and spin. We’ll discover how barrier penetration allows particles to “pass through” walls, enables radioactivity, makes star shine, and powers microelectronics in all our digital devices.
Spin is a uniquely quantum mechanical property of all particles. We’ll explore how spin makes matter rigid, controls the formation of atoms and molecules, and enables lasers and superconductivity.
About the Author
He has studied with and done research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, and a good family friend.
Dr. Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise. He has given invited talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University.