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The Feynman Double Slit

Date: 02/01/2002 at 11:06:16
From: Jamshed
Subject: Quantum Mecanics

What is Quantum Mechanics?

Date: 02/01/2002 at 11:36:39
From: Doctor Ian
Subject: Re: Quantum Mecanics

Hi Jamshed,

There is a very interesting - in some ways, almost unbelievable - 
experiment, called the "Double Slit" experiment.  You can find a 
short, straightforward introduction to it at

   The Feynman Double Slit

The results of the experiment are impossible to explain in terms of 
classical phyisics. Quantum mechanics is an attempt to construct a 
model for the universe that can explain the results of this 

Obviously there is more to it than this!  You can find several 
overviews of quantum mechanics here:

   Science: Physics: Quantum Mechanics - Open Directory

Some are good; some aren't so good. But you should be able to tell 
within a few minutes of looking at one whether it's at the right 
level, and written in the right style, for you to learn from it. 

Does this help? 

- Doctor Ian, The Math Forum
Associated Topics:
High School Physics/Chemistry

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