Exploring Quantum Physics Through Hands-On Projects

ISBN-10: 1118140664

ISBN-13: 9781118140666

Edition: 2012

Authors: David Prutchi

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This book allows readers to gain an intuitive understanding of the principles behind Quantum Mechanics through hands-on construction and replication of the original experiments that led to the current view of the quantum world. All of the experimental equipment can be built out of relatively inexpensive materials that are readily available. The math used in this book, simple and with clear explanations and analogies, is accessible to anyone with a knowledge of high school algebra and basic trigonometry.
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List price: $63.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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About the Authors
Light as a Wave
Newton's View: Light Consists of Particles
Young's Interference of Light
Automatic Scanning of Interference Patterns
The Final Nail in the Coffin for Newton's Theory of Light
Light as an Electromagnetic Wave
Optics with 3-cm Wavelength "Light"
Real-World Behaviors
Double-Slit Interference with Microwaves
The Doppler Effect
Experiments and Questions
Light as Particles
The Seed of Quantum Physics: Planck's Formula
The Photoelectric Effect
Can we Detect Individual Photons?
Low-Cost PMT Power Supplies
Listening to Individual Photons
Where does this Leave Us?
Experiments and Questions
Atoms and Radioactivity
The Need for Vacuum
The Mechanical Vacuum Pump
The Vacuum Gauge
A Very-High-Voltage Power Supply
A Vacuum Tube Lego� Set
Phosphor Screens
The Electron Gun
The Discovery of the Electron
Cathode-Ray Tubes
Thomson's First 1897 Experiment-Negative Charge and Rays are Joined Together
Thomson's Second Experiment-Electrostatic Deflection of Cathode Rays
Thomson and the Modern CRT
Thomson's Third Experiment-Mass-to-Charge Ratio of the Electron
Measuring e/m with our CRT
A Magical Measurement of e/m
Thomson's "Plum Pudding" Model of the Atom
Geiger-M�ller Counter
�, �, and �
The Nature of Beta Radiation
The Ionizing Power of Alpha
What are Alpha Particles?
Rutherford's Alpha-Scattering Experiment
Rutherford's Planetary Model of the Atom
Experiments and Questions
The Principle of Quantum Physics
Emission Spectroscopy
Bohr's Spark of Genius
Orbitals and Not Orbits
Quantization-The Core of Quantum Physics
Experiments and Questions
Wave-Particle Duality
Gamma-Ray Spectrum Analysis
What is the Nature of Light?
Two-Slit Interference with Single Photons
Imaging Single Photons
The Answer: Complementarity
Matter Waves
Matter Waves and the Bohr Atom
Experimental Confirmation of De Broglie's Matter Waves
Two-Slit Interference with Single Electrons
A Simple TEM
Blurring the Line Between Quantum and Classical 148 Particle-Wave Duality in the Macroscopic World 148 Experiments and Questions
The Uncertainty Principle
The Uncertainty Principle
Experimental Demonstration of the Uncertainty Principle
Time-Energy Uncertainty
Fourier Analysis
Bye, Bye Clockwork Universe
Experiments and Questions
Schr�Dinger (And his Zombie Cat)
Real-World Particle in a Box
Quantum Tunneling
Quantum Tunneling Time
Many-Worlds Interpretation
Schr�dinger's Cat in the Lab
Beam Splitters
Who Rolls the Dice?
The Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
"Which-Way" Experiments
The Quantum Eraser
Experiments and Questions
Bell's Inequalities
An Entangled-Photon Source
Detecting Entangled Photons
High-Purity Single-Photon Source
Testing Bell's Inequality
Closing the Loopholes
The Age of Quantum Information
A Quantum Random-Number Generator
Quantum Information
Quantum Teleportation
Faster-Than-Light Communication
Quantum Cryptography
Quantum Computing and Technologies for the Future
Experiments and Questions
Sources For Materials And Components
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