The Feynman Double SlitDate: 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 http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/DoubleSlit/DoubleSlit.html 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 experiment. Obviously there is more to it than this! You can find several overviews of quantum mechanics here: Science: Physics: Quantum Mechanics - Open Directory http://dmoz.org/Science/Physics/Quantum_Mechanics/ 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 http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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