ANATOMY OF AN ATOM
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In This Chapter
4.2 Quantum Mechanics of an Atom: The Big Picture
4.3 Dalton’s Atomic Theory
4.4 The Structure of an Atom
4.5 The Classical Collapse of an Atom
4.6 The Quantum Rescue
4.7 Quantum Mechanics of an Atomic Structure
4.8 Classical Physics or Quantum Physics: Which One Is the True Physics?
4.9 Living in the Quantum World
4.11 Additional Problems
Ancient Greek philosophers, as early as 400 BC, proposed that all matter was composed of some fundamental constituents, which they called atoms. Based on these ideas, an English chemist John Dalton presented his atomic theory of the chemical elements in 1808. The suggestions that atoms themselves were not fundamental (indivisible) came as early as 1820 from experiments revealing ...