Quantum Mechanics 4: Spin, Lasers, Pauli Exclusion & Barrier Penetration

Quantum Mechanics 4: Spin, Lasers, Pauli Exclusion & Barrier Penetration

by Robert Piccioni

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Quantum Mechanics 4: Spin, Lasers, Pauli Exclusion & Barrier Penetration by Robert Piccioni

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016712406
Publisher: Real Science Publishing
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Series: Everyone's Guide Series , #21
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 382 KB

About the Author

Dr. Piccioni has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo Alto, Calif.

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.

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