Chapter 14

Ten Quantum Physics Triumphs

In This Chapter

arrow Explaining unexpected results

arrow Identifying characteristics of the quantum world

arrow Developing new models

Quantum physics has been very successful in explaining many physical phenomena, such as wave-particle duality. In fact, quantum physics was created to explain physical measurements that classical physics couldn’t explain. This chapter is about ten triumphs of quantum physics, and it points you to resources on the Web that examine those triumphs for further information.

Wave-Particle Duality

Is that particle a wave? Or is that wave a particle? That’s one of the questions that quantum physics was created to solve, because particles exhibited wave-like properties in the lab, whereas waves exhibited particle-like properties.

These Web sites offer more insight:



The Photoelectric Effect

Another founding pillar of quantum physics ...

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