Interpretation of quantum mechanics

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  • The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Experiment

    Introduction The concept of a spooky action at a distance, which describe the how an object could be affected, moved, or changed without being physically affected by another object, has raised different arguments throughout history. Some believe that action at a distance would describe all the uncertainties of quantum physics and would help us understand the unknowns of quantum mechanics. There have been varies experiments that support the claims of action at a distance and those who disagree and look to disprove this concept. One of the experiments that disproves the argument is the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment in short known as the EPR experiment. The correlation in this experiment mainly suggest that there are no influences between…

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  • Transistor Essay

    Transistors control a large current flowing through a semiconductor with the use of a small current. The creation of transistors was made possible by the Pauli exclusion principle, which states that each electron has a unique set of quantum numbers, and only two electrons can occupy the same orbital. Knowledge of the exclusion principle allowed developers like Shockley, Van Vleck, and Bardeen to create the transistor with semiconductors, which also rely heavily on quantum mechanics (they only…

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  • Erwin Schrodinger: The Physics Of The Universe

    Erwin Schrödinger, an Austrian born chemist, gained his famed for his contributions to quantum mechanics. Some of his contributions to chemistry and quantum mechanics were his books describing his techniques and basic info behind his work, his paradox, Schrodinger’s cat, which created a lot of new discoveries in chemistry, and his equation that changed how many people viewed the atom and its electrons. At at young age, Schrodinger was strongly influenced by the philosophy of Austrian philosopher…

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  • Exodus Of Deutsche Physik Analysis

    The Decline of Deutsche Physik Contextual Analysis of the Exodus of German Physicists in the Early Twentieth Century “So we see that we cannot attach any absolute signification to the concept of simultaneity, but that two events which, viewed from a system of co-ordinates, are simultaneous, can no longer be looked upon as simultaneous events when envisaged from a system which is in motion relatively to that system” In 1905 German physicist Albert Einstein published the first paper of a new…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Multiverses

    However, they are just that: interpretations. All of which delve deeper into speculation, rather than actual quantifiable data. There is a large schism in the science community over whether or not multiverse is a legitimate science. Those that are oppositional to multiverse theories, are right in their skepticism. Seeing as a multiverse is not something that can be observed, it can therefore not be measured or tested, and that means it should be placed under scrutiny. For example: in Vilenkin’s…

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  • Thermodynamics: Explain Two Key Ideas In Quantum Mechanics

    a) Explain 2 key ideas in quantum mechanics. Two of the key ideas involved in quantum mechanics are wave particle duality and the Observer effect. These two ideas have changed the way that scientists think about the world. Firstly, wave particle duality is the fact that every elementary particle exhibits the properties of both particles and waves. This idea started with Thomas Young’s 1803 double-slit experiment. With a ripple tank he showed how water waves interfere with each other, and then…

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  • John Thompson And John Dalton: The First Atomic Model

    unstable atom is not true, otherwise we would not be here today. Therefore this model must be altered to fit our new understanding of the structure of the atom. This is where Niels Bohr’s Bohr Model comes into play. Unlike Rutherford’s Planetary model, the Bohr Model has placed strict restrictions on where the electron can and cannot go. Bohr found that the electrons will travel around the atom at discrete energy levels, never between. He determined that electrons are quantized, which means they…

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  • Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Analysis

    Ultrafast Electron Microscopy has been demonstrated to be an effective table-top technique for imaging the temporally-evolving dynamics of matter with subparticle spatial resolution on the time scale of atomic motion. A stringent enhancement of the UEM temporal resolution is demanded for recording snapshots of the electron motion which will provide a real-time access to all microscopic motions outside the atomic core and radically change our insight into the workings of the microcosm. Here, we…

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  • J. J Thomson: The Discovery Of Atoms

    J.J Thomson was born in Cheetham Hill, a suburban area in Manchester, England on December 18, 1856. Thomson was a Nobel Prize winning physicist with his research that helped discover the electrons of an atom. J.J Thomson full name was Joseph John Thomson, He was an English physicist and mathematician. Joseph Thomson was considered to be a prodigy at his time, becoming the first to be 14 and attending college. Joseph Thomson’s father was a book seller who intended Thomson to become an engineer.…

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  • Kinetic And Potential Energy

    INTRODUCTION • Energy is a scalar quantity. • It was first hypothesized by Newton to express kinetic and potential energies. • We cannot observe energy directly, but we can measure it using indirect methods and analyze its value. • Energy may be in different forms, such as potential, kinetic, magnetic or electrical. Potential energy of a system is by virtue of its location with respect to gravitational field. If an object has a mass m, located at elevation h, and acceleration due to gravity is…

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