Light and Matter
In This Chapter
Now that we’re familiar with the first prominent branch of classical physics, we will briefly explore the second. Only then will we have the perspective needed to truly appreciate just how wacky—and wonderful—quantum physics really is.
In this chapter, we will meet a bearded man of greatness who brought two seemingly irreconcilable halves into a whole in the 1860s. We’re referring not to Abraham Lincoln, but to James Clerk Maxwell. His remarkable efforts married electricity ...